1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5¶ And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.6.5 every…: or, the whole imagination: the Hebrew word signifieth not only the imagination, but also the purposes and desires6.5 continually: Heb. every day
6And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.6.7 both…: Heb. from man unto beast
8But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9¶ These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.6.9 perfect: or, upright 10And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.6.13 with the earth: or, from the earth
14¶ Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.6.14 rooms: Heb. nests 15And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 16A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. 17And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. 18But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. 19And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. 20Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. 21And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. 22Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
Nnipa Ne Bɔne
1Bere a nnipa dɔɔso wɔ asase so na wɔwoo mmabea no, 2Onyankopɔn mmabarima no huu sɛ nnipa mmabea no ho yɛ fɛ, nti nea obiara pɛ no no, ɔfaa no waree. 3Na Awurade kae se, “Me honhom rentena nnipa mu nkosi daa, efisɛ wɔyɛ ɔhonam; na wɔn nkwa nna bɛyɛ mfe ɔha aduonu.”
4Saa bere no, na nnipa abran wɔ asase no so. Bere a Onyankopɔn mmabarima yi kɔɔ nnipa mmabea yi ho no, wɔne wɔn wowoe. Saa nnipa yi ne kan tete nnipa atitiriw a wogyee din no.
5Awurade Nyankopɔn huu sɛ adesamma amumɔyɛ adɔɔso wɔ asase so, na nnipa nsusuwii nyinaa yɛ bɔne nko ara. 6Awurade Nyankopɔn nuu ne ho sɛ ɔbɔɔ wɔn bɛtenaa asase so. Saa bɔne no yɛɛ Awurade Nyankopɔn awerɛhow. 7Awurade kae se, “Mɛpepa nnipa a mabɔ wɔn no afi asase so; mmoa ne mmoa a wɔwea asase so ne wim nnomaa, efisɛ manu me ho sɛ mebɔɔ wɔn.” 8Nanso Noa de, onyaa adom Awurade anim.
9Noa awo ntoatoaso ni.
Na Noa yɛ onipa ɔtreneeni a ne ho nni asɛm wɔ ne bere sofo no mu. Ɔyɛɛ Onyankopɔn apɛde. 10Noa woo mmabarima baasa na wɔn din de Sem, Ham ne Yafet.
11Na bɔne ahyɛ asase so ma a, amumɔyɛsɛm adɔɔso. 12Onyankopɔn huu saa bɔne yi nyinaa wɔ asase so, huu awurukasɛm ne amumɔyɛsɛm wɔ mmaa nyinaa nso. 13Enti Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Noa se, “Esiane sɛ nnipa ama basabasa aba asase so nti, mɛsɛe nnipa ne asase a wɔte so no nyinaa. 14Fa ɔwawa dua yɛ adaka. Yɛ adan wɔ Adaka no mu, na fa ama ka mu ne akyi nyinaa. 15Sɛɛ na ɛsɛ sɛ woyɛ no: ma ne tenten nyɛ anammɔn ahannan aduonum, ne trɛw anammɔn aduɔson anum, na ne sorokɔ nso nyɛ anammɔn aduanan anum. 16Bɔ adaka no so. Ma ne sorokɔ nyɛ bɛyɛ sɛ nsateaa dunwɔtwe. Fa ɔpon to adaka no nkyɛn, na yɛ nsɛmso abiɛsa; nea edi kan, nea ɛda ntam ne nea ɛwɔ soro. 17Tie! Mede nsuyiri rebɛkata asase so nyinaa, na mede asɛe abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu; biribiara a nkwa wɔ mu no, ne nyinaa bewuwu. 18Na wo de, me ne wo bɛyɛ apam; na wo, wo mmabarima, wo yere ne wo mmabarima yerenom nyinaa ne wo bɛba Adaka no mu. 19Ɛsɛ sɛ wode abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu nyinaa, abien abien a ɛyɛ onini ne ɔbere, a wo ne wɔn bɛtena adaka no mu nsuyiri bere no a wonnwuwu. 20Nnomaa ahorow biara abien, mmoa biara abien, ne abɔde biara a ɛwea asase so abien bɛba wo nkyɛn, na woahwɛ wɔn, na wɔanwuwu. 21Afei, fa nnuan ahorow a wodi na kora. Ɛno na ɛbɛyɛ wo ne wɔn nnuan a mubedi.”
22Noa yɛɛ biribiara pɛpɛɛpɛ, sɛnea Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ ɔnyɛ no.