weekly reading of the Torah: parashas Noach 5782
“And the L-RD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
- Genesis 6:5, JPS 1917 Tanach
Mankind would need to be guided toward an everlasting covenant, despite the first aveirah (sin), so that G-d’s ultimate intentions for man would remain intact. When mankind had gone too far off from the blueprint, G-d sought to find a reason to not entirely destroy His creation. “The L-RD looked forth from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after G-d” (Psalm 14:2, JPS 1917 Tanach).