If this was a merely human story you’d expect God’s bold attempt at drastic punishment to have an equally bold result. Either humanity reformed, or the rebellion gets deeper 😉 But of course neither is possible. humanity is unreformable, just try making a few worthwhile New Year’s resolutions to prove that 😉 nor is rebellion any deeper possible. So what we get instead is a second old-fashioned word, to add to the collection of outmoded terms we began with “sin” earlier.
Here’s the story Genesis 8:1-9:17.