New American Standard Bible

Genesis 8

The Flood Subsides

1But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided. Also the fountains of the deep and the [a]floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained; and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased. In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat. The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.

Then it came about at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made; and he sent out a raven, and it [b]flew here and there until the water was dried up [c]from the earth. Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land; but the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the [d]surface of all the earth. Then he put out his hand and took her, and brought her into the ark to himself. 10 So he waited yet another seven days; and again he sent out the dove from the ark. 11 The dove came to him toward [e]evening, and behold, in her [f]beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth. 12 Then he waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; but she did not return to him again.

13 Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water was dried up [g]from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the [h]surface of the ground was dried up. 14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. 15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying, 16 “Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. 17 Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you, birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may [i]breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.” 18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him. 19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out [j]by their families from the ark.

20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 The Lord smelled the soothing aroma; and the Lord said [k]to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the [l]intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again [m]destroy every living thing, as I have done.

22 “While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
And cold and heat,
And summer and winter,
And day and night
Shall not cease.”

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 8:2 Or windows of the heavens
  2. Genesis 8:7 Lit went out, going and returning
  3. Genesis 8:7 Lit from upon
  4. Genesis 8:9 Lit face
  5. Genesis 8:11 Lit the time of evening
  6. Genesis 8:11 Lit mouth
  7. Genesis 8:13 Lit from upon
  8. Genesis 8:13 Lit face
  9. Genesis 8:17 Or swarm
  10. Genesis 8:19 Or according to their kind
  11. Genesis 8:21 Lit to His heart
  12. Genesis 8:21 Or inclination
  13. Genesis 8:21 Lit smite

Japanese Living Bible

創世記 8

1船の中のノアとすべての生き物を、神は心にかけていました。やがて神が風を吹きつけると、しだいに水は減り始めました。 地下水も止まり、滝のように降っていた大雨も収まってきたようです。 3-4 降り始めてから百五十日目に水は少しずつ引いていき、とうとう船はアララテ山の頂に止まりました。 日に日に水位は下がり、三か月後にはほかの山々も姿を現し始めました。

水が引き始めてから四十日目、ノアは天窓を開いて、 からすを放しました。からすは、地面が乾くまであちこちを飛び回っていました。 しばらくしてノアは、今度は鳩を放し、乾いた土地を捜させました。 けれども鳩は下り立つ所が見つからず、ノアのもとへ帰って来ました。水がまだ全地を覆っていたからです。ノアは腕を伸ばし、鳩を船の中に入れました。

10 それから七日後、ノアはまた鳩を飛ばしてみました。 11 夕方ごろ戻った鳩を見ると、オリーブの若葉をくわえています。それで、水がかなり引いたことがわかりました。 12 さらに一週間後にもう一度放してみると、鳩はそれきり戻りませんでした。

13 そのあと、さらに三十日ほどたちました。ノアが船の屋根を取って外を見渡してみると、もう水は引いています。 14 しんぼう強く、さらに八週間待つうちに、とうとう地面はすっかり乾きました。 15-16 神はノアに言いました。「さあ、家族といっしょに外に出なさい。 17 動物も鳥も地をはうものもみな出してやりなさい。それぞれ繁殖して、どんどん増えるようにするのだ。」 18-19 それを待っていたように、ノアと妻と息子夫婦、それに動物たちはみな、その種類ごとに船から出ました。

20 ノアはそこに主への祭壇を築き、神から指定された動物や鳥をささげ物としてささげました。 21 神はそれを喜び、こう心に誓われました。「もう二度とこのようなことはしない。人間は子どもの時から悪い性質を持っていて、悪い考えを抱くものだ。わたしはもう、大地をのろって生き物を滅ぼすようなことは絶対にしない。 22 大地がある限り、春の種まきと秋の収穫、暑さと寒さ、冬と夏、昼と夜とが、年ごとにくり返されるだろう。」