Genesis 6:11-22 (NLT)
11 Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence. 12 God observed all this corruption in the world, for everyone on earth was corrupt. 13 So God said to Noah, “I have decided to destroy all living creatures, for they have filled the earth with violence. Yes, I will wipe them all out along with the earth!
14 “Build a large boat  from cypress wood  and waterproof it with tar, inside and out. Then construct decks and stalls throughout its interior. 15 Make the boat 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high . 16 Leave an 18-inch  opening below the roof all the way around the boat. Put the door on the side, and build three decks inside the boat—lower, middle, and upper.
17 “Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die. 18 But I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat—you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 19 Bring a pair of every kind of animal—a male and a female—into the boat with you to keep them alive during the flood. 20 Pairs of every kind of bird, and every kind of animal, and every kind of small animal that scurries along the ground, will come to you to be kept alive. 21 And be sure to take on board enough food for your family and for all the animals.”
22 So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him. Now the earth had become corrupt in God’s sight, and it was filled with violence.
Traditionally rendered an ark.
Or, gopher wood.
Hebrew, 300 cubits (138 metres) long, 50 cubits (23 metres) wide, and 30 cubits (13.8 metres) high.
Hebrew, an opening of 1 cubit (46 centimetres.)
TIME OF DAY:
Indeterminate (from story)… morning.
Natural, from above
Noah (in green), sitting on ark beam
Shem (in red), sitting on ark beam
Japheth (in light green) puling on hoist rope
One of the wives, walking up gang plank.
2 donkeys inside fence, 3 sheep outside fence, 4 white ducks on pond & 4 chickens by Noah’s home.
The phrase “resinous wood” in this (New Living) translation is called “Gopher wood” in some Bibles, which is the Hebrew word translated “cypress wood” in some Bibles, whilst in others it is called “teakwood”.
6:9,22 CHRISTIAN ETHICS, Moral Imperatives (4.42C)
Noah chose to obey God’s commands, he “walked with God” (v9). Like Noah we live under heavenly expectations of good conduct: moral imperatives placed on us by God. Christians walk with God, but also with other people. By conducting ourselves in righteous ways we live so that our actions bear just results for other people. Our ethical decisions include theological, social, relational, and consequential aspects.
6:18 THE CHURCH, Covenant People (5.11A)
God’s covenant promise first came as God announced devastating judgement on His creation. As God’s covenant people, we owe our very existence to God’s divine mercy and in that mercy He seeks to purify and redeem us from sin’s grip.