New International Version

Genesis 8:1-22

1But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. 2Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. 3The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, 4and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.

6After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark 7and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. 8Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. 9But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. 10He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. 11When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. 12He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.

13By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. 14By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.

15Then God said to Noah, 16“Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 17Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”

18So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. 19All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another.

20Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though8:21 Or humans, for every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

22“As long as the earth endures,

seedtime and harvest,

cold and heat,

summer and winter,

day and night

will never cease.”

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Mwanzo 8:1-22

Mwisho Wa Gharika

18:1 Mwa 9:15; 19:29; 21:1; 30:22; Kut 2:23-24; Ay 12:15; 14:13; Rut 4:13; Nah 1:4; 1Sam 1:11, 19; 2Fal 20:3; 1Nya 16:15; Neh 1:8; 5:19; 13:11-31; Hes 10:9; Za 66:6; 105:42; 106:4; Lk 1:54, 72; Kut 14:21; Yos 2:10; 3:16; Isa 11:15; 44:27Mungu akamkumbuka Noa na wanyama wote wa porini na wa kufugwa waliokuwa naye ndani ya safina, akatuma upepo ukavuma katika dunia, nayo maji yakaondoka. 28:2 Mwa 7:4, 11Zile chemchemi zilizo chini sana ya ardhi pamoja na malango ya mafuriko ya mbinguni yakawa yamefungwa nayo mvua ikawa imekoma kunyesha kutoka angani. 38:3 Mwa 7:24Maji yakaendelea kupungua taratibu katika nchi. Kunako mwisho wa siku ya 150, maji yalikuwa yamepungua, 48:4 Mwa 7:11, 20; 2Fal 19:37; Yer 51:27katika siku ya kumi na saba ya mwezi wa saba, safina ikatua katika milima ya Ararati. 5Maji yakaendelea kupungua hadi mwezi wa kumi, na siku ya kwanza ya mwezi wa kumi, vilele vya milima vikaonekana.

6Baada ya siku arobaini Noa akafungua dirisha alilokuwa amelifanya katika safina 78:7 Amu 11:15; Kum 14:14; 1Fal 17:4-6; Ay 38:41; Za 147:9; Mit 30:17; Isa 34:11; Lk 12:24na akamtoa kunguru, akawa akiruka kwenda na kurudi mpaka maji yalipokwisha kukauka juu ya nchi. 88:8 Ay 30:31; Za 55:6; 74:19; Wim 2:12-14; Isa 38:14; 59:11; 60:8; Yer 48:28; Eze 7:16; Nah 2:7; Hos 7:11; 11:11; Mt 3:16; 10:16; Yn 1:32Kisha akamtoa hua ili aone kama maji yameondoka juu ya uso wa ardhi. 9Lakini hua hakupata mahali pa kutua kwa kuwa maji yalienea juu ya uso wa dunia yote, kwa hiyo akarudi kwa Noa ndani ya safina. Noa akanyoosha mkono akamchukua yule hua akamrudisha ndani ya safina. 10Noa akangojea siku saba zaidi kisha akamtoa tena hua kutoka safina. 11Wakati hua aliporejea kwa Noa jioni, alikuwa amechukua katika mdomo wake jani bichi la mzeituni, lililochumwa wakati ule ule! Ndipo Noa akajua ya kuwa maji yameondoka juu ya uso wa dunia. 12Akangojea siku saba zaidi na akamtuma tena hua, lakini wakati huu hua hakurudi tena kwa Noa.

138:13 Mwa 5:32Katika siku ya kwanza ya mwezi wa kwanza ya mwaka 601, wa kuishi kwake Noa, maji yalikuwa yamekauka duniani. Kisha Noa akafungua mlango wa safina akaona ya kuwa uso wa ardhi ulikuwa umekauka. 148:14 Mwa 7:11Katika siku ya ishirini na saba ya mwezi wa pili dunia ilikuwa imekauka kabisa.

15Ndipo Mungu akamwambia Noa, 168:16 Mwa 7:13“Toka ndani ya safina, wewe na mkeo na wanao na wake zao. 178:17 Mwa 1:22Utoe nje kila aina ya kiumbe hai aliye pamoja nawe: Ndege, wanyama na viumbe vyote vitambaavyo juu ya ardhi, ili wakazae, na kuongezeka na kuijaza tena dunia.”

188:18 1Pet 3:20; 2Pet 2:5Kwa hiyo Noa akatoka nje pamoja na mkewe, wanawe na wake zao. 19Wanyama wote na viumbe vyote vitambaavyo juu ya ardhi na ndege wote, kila kitu kiendacho juu ya nchi, aina moja baada ya nyingine vikatoka katika safina, kila aina ya kiumbe, kimoja baada ya kingine.

Noa Atoa Dhabihu

208:20 Mwa 12:7-8; 13:18; 22:9; 26:25; 33:20; 35:7; 7:8; 22:2-13; Kut 17:15; 24:4; 10:25; 20:24; 40:29; Ay 42:8; Law 1:3; 4:29; 6:8-13; Hes 6:11; Amu 6:26; 11:31; 1Sam 20:29Kisha Noa akamjengea Bwana madhabahu, akachukua baadhi ya wale wanyama na ndege wote walio safi, akatoa sadaka za kuteketezwa juu ya madhabahu. 218:21 Kut 29:18, 25; Law 1:9, 13; 2:9; 4:31; Hes 15:3, 7; 2Kor 2:15; Mwa 3:17; 6:5; 9:11-15; Yer 17:9; Za 51:5; Mt 15:19; Rum 1:21; Yer 44:11; Isa 54:9Bwana akasikia harufu nzuri ya kupendeza, naye akasema moyoni mwake, “Kamwe sitailaani tena ardhi kwa sababu ya mwanadamu, hata ingawa kila mwelekeo wa moyo wake ni mbaya tangu ujana. Kamwe sitaangamiza tena viumbe hai vyote kama nilivyofanya.

228:22 Yos 3:15; Za 67:6; 74:17; Yer 5:24; Zek 14:8; Mwa 1:14“Kwa muda dunia idumupo,

wakati wa kupanda na wa kuvuna,

wakati wa baridi na wa joto,

wakati wa kiangazi na wa masika,

usiku na mchana

kamwe havitakoma.”