For even in the beginning when proud giants were perishing, the hope of the world, taking refuge on a raft, guided by your hand, left a seed of generation for eternity. For blessed is the wood through which righteousness comes.
Noah was found perfect, righteous; in the time of wrath he became a substitute; therefore, a remnant came to be on the earth; therefore, the flood came to be. Covenants of eternity were placed before him, lest a flood destroy all flesh.
Those who previously did wrong—among whom were giants, who trusted in Rome and arrogance—you destroyed, bringing on them immeasurable water.