1The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”
5And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.
6Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. 7And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, 9male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 10And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
11In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. 14They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. 15Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. 16The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.
17For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.7:20 That is, about 23 feet or about 6.8 meters7:20 Or rose more than fifteen cubits, and the mountains were covered 21Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. 22Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. 23Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
24The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.
1Ndipo Yehova anati kwa Nowa, “Lowa mu chombo iwe ndi banja lako lonse, chifukwa ndaona kuti ndiwe wolungama mu mʼbado uwu. 2Pa mtundu uliwonse wa nyama zoti nʼkudya utengepo zazimuna zisanu ndi ziwiri ndi zazikazi zisanu ndi ziwirinso. Koma pa mtundu wa nyama iliyonse yosati nʼkudya utengepo zazimuna ziwiri ndi zazikazi ziwirinso. 3Chimodzimodzinso mbalame, utenge zisanu ndi ziwiri zazimuna ndi zisanu ndi ziwiri zazikazi za mtundu uliwonse kuti mitundu yawo isungike ndi moyo pa dziko lonse lapansi. 4Pakapita masiku asanu ndi awiri ndidzagwetsa mvula pa dziko lapansi kwa masiku makumi anayi usana ndi usiku ndipo ndidzawononga cha moyo chilichonse chimene ndinachipanga pa dziko lapansi.”
5Ndipo Nowa anachita zonse zimene Yehova anamulamulira.
6Pamene chigumula chinabwera pa dziko lapansi Nowa anali ndi zaka 600. 7Ndipo Nowa, ana ake aamuna, mkazi wake, pamodzi ndi ana ake aakazi analowa mu chombo chija kuthawa madzi a chigumula. 8Nyama zoti nʼkudya ndi nyama zosadyedwa, mbalame, pamodzi ndi nyama zokwawa zonse zinadza kwa Nowa ziwiriziwiri ndi kulowa mʼchombomo. 9Ndipo Nowa anatenga ziwiriziwiri, yayimuna ndi yayikazi monga anamulamulira Mulungu. 10Patapita masiku asanu ndi awiri chigumula chinabwera pa dziko lapansi.
11Pa tsiku la 17 la mwezi wachiwiri, Nowa ali ndi zaka 600, akasupe onse akuya kwambiri anasefuka ndiponso zitseko za madzi akumwamba zinatsekuka. 12Ndipo mvula inagwa pa dziko lapansi masiku makumi anayi usana ndi usiku.
13Linali tsiku lomwelo pamene Nowa ndi ana ake aamuna, Semu, Hamu ndi Yafeti, pamodzi ndi mkazi wake ndi akazi a ana ake atatu aja analowa mu chombo. 14Iwowa analowa mʼchombomo pamodzi ndi nyama iliyonse ya kutchire monga mwa mtundu wake, ziweto zonse monga mwa mitundu yawo, nyama yokwawa iliyonse monga mwa mtundu wake ndi mbalame iliyonse monga mwa mtundu wake. 15Nowa analowa mu chombo muja pamodzi ndi zamoyo zonse. 16Iye analowa nazo zazimuna ndi zazikazi monga mmene Mulungu anamulamulira. Kenaka Yehova anatseka pa khomo.
17Chigumula chinagwa pa dziko la pansi kwa masiku makumi anayi. Madzi anayamba kuchuluka ndipo ananyamula chombo chija ndi kuchiyandamitsa pamwamba pa dziko. 18Madzi anafika mwamphamvu ndipo anachulukirachulukira pa dziko lapansi moti chombo chinayandama pamwamba pa madziwo. 19Madzi a chigumula anabwerabe molimbika motero kuti mapiri ataliatali onse a pa dziko anamizidwa. 20Madzi anakwera namiza mapiri kwa mamita pafupifupi asanu ndi awiri. 21Chamoyo chilichonse choyenda pa dziko lapansi chinafa: mbalame, ziweto, nyama zakuthengo, miyandamiyanda ya zonse zolengedwa za pa dziko lapansi pamodzi ndi anthu. 22Chilichonse chamoyo, chokhala pa mtunda chinafa. 23Chamoyo chilichonse pa dziko lapansi chinawonongedwa, kuyambira munthu, nyama, zokwawa ndi mbalame. Nowa yekha ndiye anatsala pamodzi ndi onse amene anali naye.
24Madziwo anadzaza dziko lonse lapansi kwa masiku 150.