God’s Covenant With Noah
1Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. 2The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. 3Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
4“But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. 5And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.
6“Whoever sheds human blood,
by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of God
has God made mankind.
7As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”
8Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 9“I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you 10and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 11I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
12And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
17So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”
The Sons of Noah
18The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) 19These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth.
20Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded9:20 Or soil, was the first to plant a vineyard. 21When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. 22Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside. 23But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked.
24When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, 25he said,
“Cursed be Canaan!
The lowest of slaves
will he be to his brothers.”
26He also said,
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem!
May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
27May God extend Japheth’s9:27 Japheth sounds like the Hebrew for extend. territory;
may Japheth live in the tents of Shem,
and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”
28After the flood Noah lived 350 years. 29Noah lived a total of 950 years, and then he died.
Endagaano ya Katonda ne Nuuwa
19:1 Lub 1:22Awo Katonda n’awa Nuuwa ne batabani be omukisa n’agamba nti, “Muzaale mwale mweyongerenga nnyo mujjuze ensi. 2Ensolo zonna ez’omu nsiko, n’ebinyonyi eby’omu bbanga, na buli ekitambula ku nsi, buli ekiri mu nnyanja, byonna binaakutyanga, mbikuwadde mu mikono gyo. 39:3 Lub 1:29Buli kintu ekiramu, ekitambula onookiryanga. Nga bwe nakuwa ebimera, kaakano nkuwa buli kintu.
49:4 Lv 3:17; 17:10-14; Ma 12:16, 23-25; 1Sa 14:33“Naye toolyenga nnyama ng’ekyalimu omusaayi gwayo. 59:5 a Kuv 21:28-32 b Lub 4:10Era ndivunaana ayiwa omusaayi gwammwe ne nvunaana n’omuntu olw’omusaayi gw’ensolo ne muvunaana n’olw’omusaayi gwa muntu munne.
69:6 a Lub 4:14; Kuv 21:12, 14; Lv 24:17; Mat 26:52 b Lub 1:26“Buli anaayiwanga omusaayi gw’omuntu,
kubanga mu kifaananyi kya Katonda,
Katonda mwe yakolera omuntu.
79:7 Lub 1:22Naye ggwe onoozaalanga ne weeyongera obungi. Oneeyongeranga ku nsi.”
Endagaano ne Nuuwa
8Awo Katonda n’agamba Nuuwa ne batabani bwe baali 99:9 Lub 6:18nti, “Laba nkola endagaano yange nammwe ne bonna abaliva mu mmwe oluvannyuma lwammwe, 10era na buli kitonde ekiramu ekiri naawe: ebinyonyi, n’ensolo ez’awaka n’ez’omu nsiko zonna, ne byonna bye muvudde nabyo mu lyato, ne buli kitonde kyonna ku nsi. 119:11 a nny 16; Is 24:5 b Lub 8:21; Is 54:9Nkola endagaano yange eno nammwe: tewaabengawo mataba gazikiriza bulamu bwonna, tewakyaddayo kubaawo mataba gasaanyaawo nsi.”
129:12 nny 17; Lub 17:11Katonda n’agamba nti, “Kano ke kabonero ke nteeka wakati wange nammwe, na buli kitonde ekiramu ekiri nammwe, era n’ab’emirembe egiriddawo. 13Nteeka musoke wange mu kire, nga ke kabonero ak’endagaano wakati wange n’ensi.
14“Kale olunaatuukanga, bwe nnaaleetaanga ekire ku nsi, musoke anaalabikiranga ku bire, 159:15 Kuv 2:24; Lv 26:42, 45; Ma 7:9; Ez 16:60ne nzijukira endagaano yange nammwe na buli kiramu; era amazzi tegakyaddayo kuzikiriza biramu. 169:16 nny 11; Lub 17:7, 13, 19; 2Sa 7:13; 23:5Musoke bw’anaabanga ku bire, nnaamutunuuliranga ne nzijukira endagaano eteriggwaawo eriwo wakati wa Katonda na buli kitonde ekiramu ekiri ku nsi.”
179:17 nny 12; Lub 17:11Katonda n’agamba Nuuwa nti, “Kano ke kabonero ak’endagaano gye ntaddewo wakati wange ne buli kiramu ekiri ku nsi.”
Batabani ba Nuuwa
189:18 nny 25-27; Lub 10:6, 15Batabani ba Nuuwa abaava mu lyato ye Seemu, ne Kaamu ne Yafeesi. Kaamu ye yali kitaawe wa Kanani. 199:19 Lub 10:32Bonna abasatu be baali batabani ba Nuuwa; era okuva mu bano ensi yonna yajjula abantu.
Kanani Akolimirwa, Seemu ye Aweebwa Omukisa
20Nuuwa n’atandika okulima n’asimba emizabbibu; 21n’anywa omwenge n’atamiira, ne yeebaka mu weema ng’ali bwereere. 22Kaamu kitaawe wa Kanani n’alaba obwereere bwa kitaawe, n’abuulirako baganda be ababiri abaali ebweru. 23Awo ne bateeka olugoye ku bibegabega byabwe ne batambula ekyennyumannyuma, ne babikka ku bwereere bwa kitaabwe.
24Omwenge bwe gwamwamukako, Nuuwa n’azuukuka n’ategeera mutabani we omuto ky’amukoze. 259:25 a nny 18 b Lub 25:23; Yos 9:23N’akolimira ezzadde lya Kaamu n’agamba nti,
abeere muddu wa baddu eri baganda be.”
26Era n’agamba nti,
“Mukama Katonda wange, awe Seemu omukisa,
Kanani abeere muddu we.”
27Katonda yaza Yafeesi,
abeere mu weema za Seemu,
Kanani abeere muddu we.
28Oluvannyuma lw’amataba Nuuwa yawangaala emyaka emirala ebikumi bisatu mu ataano. 29Emyaka gyonna Nuuwa, gye yamala ku nsi ne giba lwenda mu amakumi ataano, n’afa.