1Afei, Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Noa se, “Wo ne wo fifo nyinaa nkɔ Adaka no mu, efisɛ asase so nnipa nyinaa mu no, wo na mahu sɛ woyɛ ɔtreneeni. 2Fa mmoa a wɔn ho tew biara, anini ason ne abere ason ka wo ho. Na fa mmoa biara a wɔn ho ntew nso abien, onini ne ɔbere. 3Na fa nnomaa biara anini ason ne abere, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a nsuyiri no akyi no, wɔn ase bɛfɛe. 4Nnanson akyi no mɛma osu atɔ wɔ asase so awia ne anadwo adaduanan. Mɛpepa abɔde biara a nkwa wɔ mu a mabɔ afi asase so.”
5Noa dii nsɛm a Awurade ka kyerɛɛ no no nyinaa so.
6Bere a nsuyiri baa asase so no, na Noa adi mfe ahansia. 7Noa ne ne mmabarima ne ne yere ne ne nsenom mmea kɔhyɛɛ adaka no mu sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a nsuyiri no renka wɔn. 8Mmoa a wɔn ho tew ne wɔn a wɔn ho ntew, nnomaa ne mmoa a wɔwea fam, 9abien abien a wɔyɛ anini ne abere kɔkaa Noa ho wɔ adaka no mu, sɛnea Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Noa sɛ ɔnyɛ no. 10Na nnanson no akyi no, nsuyiri no fii ase.
11Noa dii mfe ahansia no mu no, ɔsram a ɛto so abien no da a ɛto so dunson no, nsuti a ɛwɔ asase mu no nyinaa bobɔe, na ɔsoro mfɛnsere nso buebuei. 12Osu tɔɔ wɔ asase so awia ne anadwo adaduanan.
13Saa da no ara, Noa ne ne mmabarima Sem, Ham ne Yafet ne ne yere ne ne mmabarima baasa no yerenom kɔhyɛɛ adaka no mu. 14Na wuram mmoa ahorow ne nyɛmmoa ahorow ne aboa biara a ɔnam asase so ne anomaa biara ne abɔde biara a ɛwɔ ntaban ka wɔn ho wɔ Adaka no mu. 15Abɔde biara a nkwa wɔ wɔn mu abien abien baa Noa nkyɛn bewuraa Adaka no mu. 16Mmoa a wowuraa mu no nyinaa, na wɔyɛ anini ne abere, sɛnea Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Noa no. Afei, Awurade kaa Noa hyɛɛ adaka no mu, too no mu.
17Nsuyiri no toaa so adaduanan wɔ asase so. Ɛmaa Adaka no so maa ɛtɛn nsu no ani. 18Nsu no kɔɔ so yirii tɛnn wɔ asase so, maa Adaka no tɛn nsu no ani. 19Nsu no yirii tɛnn wɔ asase so ara kosii sɛ ɛkataa mmepɔw atenten akɛse a ɛwɔ asase so nyinaa so. 20Nsu no yirii ara kosii sɛ ɛkataa mmepɔw no so boroo so anammɔn aduonu. 21Abɔde biara a nkwa wɔ mu a ɛnam asase so te sɛ nnomaa, wuram mmoa a wɔwea asase so ne adesamma ase hyewee. 22Biribiara a ɛte asase ani no nso ase hyewee. 23Wɔpepaa biribiara a nkwa wɔ mu a ɛte asase so no. Nnipa ne mmoa ne abɔde a wɔnam asase so ne wim nnomaa nyinaa nso wɔpepaa wɔn fii asase so. Ɛkaa Noa ne wɔn a na wɔka ne ho wɔ adaka no mu no nko ara.
24Nsuyiri no toaa so wɔ asase so nnafua ɔha aduonum.
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 for 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 6.8 metres7:20 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.