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Jehovah sits enthroned above the flooding waters;
Jehovah sits enthroned as King forever.
- Psalm 29:10

Flood of Waters, floodwaters, or deluge of waters YLT (Heb: אֶת־הַמַּבּוּל מַיִם) is the expression first used in Genesis 6:17 to identify the type of wrath that God used upon the Earth in Noah's day.

Earth ruined[]

Sons of the true God come to Earth[]

Another sign was seen in heaven. Look! A great fiery-colored dragon, with seven heads and ten horns and on its heads seven diadems; and its tail drags a third of the stars of heaven, and it hurled them down to the earth. And the dragon kept standing before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did give birth, it might devour her child. (Revelation 12:3, 4)

Now when men started to grow in number on the surface of the ground and daughters were born to them, the sons of the true God began to notice that the daughters of men were beautiful. So they began taking as wives all whom they chose. Then Jehovah said: “My spirit will not tolerate man indefinitely, because he is only flesh. Accordingly, his days will amount to 120 years.” (Genesis 6:1-3)

Nephilim born[]

[4] The Nephilim were on the earth in those days and afterward. During that time the sons of the true God continued to have relations with the daughters of men, and these bore sons to them. They were the mighty ones of old times, the men of fame. (Genesis 6:4)

Man's wickedness great[]

[5] Consequently, Jehovah saw that man’s wickedness was great on the earth and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only bad all the time. [6] Jehovah regretted that he had made men on the earth, and his heart was saddened. [7] So Jehovah said: “I am going to wipe men whom I have created off the surface of the ground, man together with domestic animals, creeping animals, and flying creatures of the heavens, for I regret that I have made them.” [8] But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah. (Genesis 6:5-8)

Noah's commission[]

Further: Faith of Noah

Noah's day[]

See also: Like the Days of Noah

[9] This is the history of Noah.
Noah was a righteous man. He proved himself faultless among his contemporaries. Noah walked with the true God. [10] In time Noah became father to three sons, Shem, Ham, and Ja′pheth. [11] But the earth had become ruined in the sight of the true God, and the earth was filled with violence. [12] Yes, God looked upon the earth, and it was ruined; all flesh had ruined its way on the earth. (Genesis 6:9-12)

Make the ark[]

[13] After that God said to Noah: “I have decided to put an end to all flesh, because the earth is full of violence on account of them, so I am bringing them to ruin together with the earth. [14] Make for yourself an ark from resinous wood. You will make compartments in the ark and cover it with tar inside and outside. [15] This is how you will make it: The ark should be 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high. [16] You will make a window for light for the ark, one cubit from the top. You should put the entrance of the ark in its side and make it with a lower deck, a second deck, and a third deck. (Genesis 6:13-16)

Bring into the ark every sort of creature[]

[17] “As for me, I am going to bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy from under the heavens all flesh that has the breath of life. Everything on the earth will perish. [18] And I am establishing my covenant with you, and you must go into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. [19] And bring into the ark two of every sort of living creature in order to preserve them alive with you, a male and a female; [20] of the flying creatures according to their kinds, the domestic animals according to their kinds, and all creeping animals of the ground according to their kinds, two of each will go in there to you to preserve them alive. [21] For your part, you are to collect and take with you every kind of food to eat, to serve as food for you and for the animals.”
[22] And Noah did according to all that God had commanded him. He did just so. (Genesis 6:17-22)

Entering the ark[]

Global Flood[]

God’s promise[]

Instructions for all mankind[]

Rainbow covenant[]

Sons of Noah[]