And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.The ground which the LORD cursed comes from Genesis 3:17-19,
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.The name Noah means rest. It was through his hard work and faith in building the ark that man was able to survive the flood. The flood cleansed and fertilized the whole earth which made it more productive and futile. Thereby, man was provided with comfort and rest concerning the tilling of the ground that God had cursed.