Genesis 6-7: Introduction

Genesis is one of the most exciting books in the Old Testament. It tells about an event that would change the world forever.

The end of chapter 5 told us about the "family tree" from Adam to Noah and Noah's three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth.

Chapter 6 tells us the population of the earth had greatly increased, but man had become wicked and corrupt. In verse 6 we read, "The Lord was grieved that He had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain." God's solution to the problem of man's wicked ways was to wipe him from the face of the earth, along with all the other creatures He had created (6:7).

However, verse 8 tells us, "Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord." God knew Noah was a good man and that he would follow everything God told him. Verse 9 says that Noah "walked with God." Isn't that great! Noah was the only man of his time that God knew He could depend on, the only one who really loved Him and would obey Him.

God told Noah, "‘I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. . . . So make yourself an ark of cypress wood'" (6:13-14). He even told Noah the exact dimensions to build it. God told Noah that He would destroy everyone on the earth except Noah, his wife, their three sons and their sons' wives.

He also instructed Noah to bring into the ark two of every living creature on the earth, male and female of every kind, and all the food needed to feed them (6:19-21).

In chapter 7 God told Noah to go into the ark and to take in with him seven of every kind of clean animal and two of every kind of unclean animal on the earth (7:2-3). Seven days after God told Noah what to bring into the ark, the floodwaters came upon the earth. Noah was six hundred years old when this major event happened.

God's Word tells us that it rained for forty days and the waters lifted the ark off the earth, and every living thing that moved on the earth perished! The floodwaters were upon the earth for 150 days.

In the next lesson we will talk more about the great ark Noah built for his family and all the animals.

Fill in the blanks on the worksheet and on the "Go to the Word" sheet. See how much you can remember about Noah and the ark. Don't forget to keep your Bible open while you are studying. God's Word is called the Rhema, the living Word of God. It has the answers to the problems you face. May God bless you as you study His Word.


WORKSHEET

Chapter 6 tells us the earth's population had greatly _________, but man had become wicked.

"The Lord was _______ that He had made man . . . and his heart was filled with pain" (6:6).

God's solution to the problem of man's _______ ways was to wipe him from the face of the earth, along with all the other _________ He had created (6:7).

However, "Noah found _____ in the eyes of the Lord" (6:8).

Noah was a good man, "blameless among the people of his time, and he ______ with God" (6:9).

God told Noah, "‘Make yourself an ___ of cypress wood'" (6:14).

God told Noah to build the ark ____ feet long, ___ feet wide and ___ feet high (6:15).

The ark would have a roof and a door and lower, ______ and _____ decks (6:16).

God told Noah that Noah, his wife, their three ____ and their sons' _____ would be safe in the ark.

In chapter 7 God told Noah to take into the ark with him seven of every kind of _____ animal and two of every kind of _______ animal on the earth (7:2-3).

"Pairs of clean and unclean _______, of _____ and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark" (7:8-9).

_____ days after God told Noah what to bring into the ark, the floodwaters came upon the earth.

"Noah was ___ _______ years old when the floodwaters came on the earth" (7:6).

God's Word tells us that it rained for _____ days and the floodwaters lifted the ark off the earth.

Noah's sons, ____, ___ and _______, and their wives entered the ark with Noah and his wife (7:13).

"Every living thing that moved on the earth ________" (7:21-22).

The floodwaters were upon the earth for _____ days (7:24).

Memory Verse: "Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth" (Genesis 7:6).

Genesis 6 to 7
Go to the Word 

Match each Scripture reference below with the correct verse, and then fill in the missing words.

Genesis 6:11                             Genesis 6:19                             Genesis 7:13                 Genesis 7:5

Genesis 7:18-19                       Genesis 7:15                             Genesis 7:23                 Genesis 6:3

 

"On that very day ____ and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together                        Genesis ______

with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark."

 

"Now the earth was _______ in God's sight and was full of violence."                          Genesis ______

 

"‘You are to bring into the ark two of all ______ creatures, male and                             Genesis ______

female, to keep them alive with you.'"

 

"Noah did all that the ____ commanded him."                                                                 Genesis ______

 

"The ______ rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated                       Genesis ______

on the surface of the water. They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high

_________ under the entire heavens were covered."

 

"Pairs of all _________ that have the breath of life in them came to Noah                    Genesis ______

and entered the ark."

 

"Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals                Genesis ______

and the creatures that move along the ______ and the birds of the air were

wiped from the earth. Only ____ was left, and those with him in the ark."

 

"The Lord said, ‘My ______ will not contend with man forever, for he is                    Genesis ______

mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.'"