The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the Earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was continually evil. And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the Earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
So the Lord said, “I will blot out from the Earth the human beings I have created–people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.
But Noah found favor in God’s sight.
These are the descendants of Noah. [Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation; Noah walked with God.] And Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Now the Earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and filled with violence. And God saw that the Earth was corrupt; for all flesh had taken up evil ways upon the Earth.