(11) Now the earth was ruined before God, and the earth was filled with violence. (12) God saw the earth, and behold it was ruined because all flesh had corrupted their way on earth.
Nosh: I love the simple, graphic and prophetic clarity of these verses in describing the consequences of societal rejection of God. As summarized here, rebellion against God and His holy standard results in growing individual and societal moral corruption. Moral corruption leads to the increasing occurrence of violence against our fellow man, the breakdown of law and order and finally societal misery and ruin.