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.
17:1 a Mat 24:38 b Lub 6:9; Ez 14:14Awo Mukama n’agamba Nuuwa nti, “Yingira mu lyato, ggwe n’abantu bo bonna, kubanga nkulabye ng’oli mutuukirivu mu mulembe guno. 27:2 nny 8; Lub 8:20; Lv 10:10; 11:1-47Twala ku buli nsolo ennongoofu musanvu musanvu ensajja n’enkazi, 3era ne ku binyonyi eby’omu bbanga musanvu musanvu ekisajja n’ekikazi, okukuuma olulyo lwabyo ku nsi. 4Bwe waliyitawo ennaku musanvu nditonnyesa enkuba ku nsi emisana n’ekiro okumalira ddala ennaku amakumi ana, era ndizikiriza buli kintu ekiramu kye natonda ku nsi.”
57:5 Lub 6:22Bw’atyo Nuuwa n’akola buli kintu nga Mukama bwe yakimulagira.
6Nuuwa yali aweza emyaka lukaaga amataba bwe gajja ku nsi. 7Nuuwa n’ayingira mu lyato n’abaana be ne mukazi we n’abakazi b’abaana be bawone amataba. 8Era ensolo ennongoofu, n’ensolo ezitali nnongoofu n’ebibuuka mu bbanga na buli ekyewalula, 9ne biyingira bibiri bibiri ekisajja n’ekikazi eri Nuuwa mu lyato, nga Katonda bwe yamulagira. 10Awo olwatuuka oluvannyuma lw’ennaku ziri omusanvu, amataba ne gatandika ku nsi.
117:11 a Ez 26:19 b Lub 8:2Mu mwaka ogw’olukaaga ogw’obulamu bwa Nuuwa, mu mwezi ogwokubiri, ku lunaku olw’ekkumi n’omusanvu olw’omwezi, ku lunaku olwo ensulo zonna ez’omu nnyanja ennene, ne ziggulwa lumu n’ebituli byonna eby’eggulu. 127:12 nny 4Enkuba n’etonnya ku nsi okumala ennaku amakumi ana, emisana n’ekiro. 13Ku lunaku olwo lwennyini Nuuwa ne mukazi ne batabani be, Seemu, ne Kaamu ne Yafeesi, ne bakazi baabwe bonsatule, ne bayingira mu lyato. 14Buli nsolo mu ngeri yaayo na buli nte, na buli ekyewalula, era na buli kinyonyi mu ngeri yaakyo na buli nkula ya kinyonyi, nabyo ne biyingira mu lyato. 157:15 Lub 6:19Ne biyingira mu lyato lya Nuuwa bibiri bibiri byonna ebyalimu omukka ogw’obulamu. 16Byonna ne biyingira mu lyato, ekisajja n’ekikazi; byayingira nga Katonda bwe yalagira Nuuwa, Mukama n’aggalawo eryato.
177:17 nny 4Amataba ne gabuna ensi okumala ennaku amakumi ana. Amazzi ne geeyongeranga, n’eryato nalyo ne lyeyongeranga okutumbiira ku nsi. 18Amazzi ne gatumbiira ne geeyongera okwala ku nsi, n’eryato ne liseeyeeya kungulu ku mazzi. 197:19 Zab 104:6Amazzi ne gatumbiira nnyo nnyini ku nsi, n’ensozi zonna empanvu wansi w’eggulu lyonna amazzi ne gazibikka. 20Amazzi ne gatumbiira ne gabikka ensozi ne zibulira wansi mu mazzi mita nga musanvu. 217:21 Lub 6:7, 13Buli kiramu ekyali ku nsi ne kifa: ebinyonyi n’ensolo ez’awaka n’ez’omu nsiko, n’ebitonde byonna ebyali ku nsi n’abantu bonna. 227:22 Lub 1:30Buli kintu kyonna ekyali ku lukalu ekissa omukka ne kifa. 237:23 a Mat 24:39; Luk 17:27; 1Pe 3:20; 2Pe 2:5 b Beb 11:7Buli kiramu kyonna ekyali ku nsi ne kimalibwawo: abantu, n’ensolo, na buli kitonde ekitambula ku nsi, n’ebinyonyi eby’omu bbanga ne bimalibwawo ku nsi. Nuuwa yekka n’abo be yali nabo mu lyato be baasigalawo.
247:24 Lub 8:3Amataba gaamala ku nsi ennaku kikumi mu ataano.