1And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. 2And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. 3Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. 4But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. 5And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. 6Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. 7And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
8¶ And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; 10And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. 11And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. 17And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18¶ And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.9.18 Canaan: Heb. Chenaan 19These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. 20And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: 21And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 23And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.
24And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. 25And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.9.26 his servant: or, servant to them 27God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.9.27 enlarge: or, persuade
28¶ And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
Apam A Onyankopɔn Ne Noa Yɛe
1Afei, Onyankopɔn hyiraa Noa ne ne mmabarima no ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Monwo, na monyɛ bebree nhyɛ asase so ma. 2Mo ho hu ne mo ho suro bɛtɔ mmoa a wɔwɔ asase so nyinaa ne wim nnomaa nyinaa ne abɔde a wɔwɔ asase so ne nsu mu mpataa nyinaa so. Wɔn nyinaa hyɛ mo nsa. 3Biribiara a nkwa wɔ mu, na ɛkeka ne ho no bɛyɛ mo aduan. Sɛnea mede nhabammono hyɛɛ mo nsa no, afei de, mede biribiara ma mo.
4“Nanso ɛnsɛ sɛ mowe aboa a wontwaa ne mene mmaa ne mogya no ngui no nam. 5Na wo nkwa de, nea ɛbɛyɛ biara, mebisa ho akontaabu. Onipa a okum ne yɔnko nipa no, mebisa no ho asɛm. Mpo, aboa biara a obekum onipa no, mewɔ saa aboa no nso asɛmmisa. Mebisa onipa kra ho asɛm.
6“Obiara a ohwie onipa mogya gu no,
onipa so na wɔnam behwie ɔno nso mogya agu,
efisɛ Onyankopɔn no ara sɛso na ɔbɔɔ onipa.
7Mo de, monwo, na monyɛ bebree. Mo ase mfɛe wɔ asase so, na monnɔɔso.”
8Afei, Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Noa ne ne mmabarima a wɔka ne ho no se, 9“Nnɛ, me ne mo ne mo asefo a wɔbɛwo wɔn no 10ne abɔde biara a nkwa wɔ mu a na wɔwɔ mo nkyɛn wɔ Adaka no mu yɛ apam: nnomaa, nyɛmmoa ne wuram mmoa a wɔne mo fi Adaka no mu bae no nyinaa, ne abɔde biara a nkwa wɔ mu a wɔwɔ asase so. 11Me ne mo yɛ mʼapam sɛ: Meremfa nsuyiri nsɛe abɔde biara a nkwa wɔ mu a ɛwɔ asase so. Saa ara nso na meremfa nsuyiri nsɛe asase bio da.”
12Na Onyankopɔn kae se, “Eyi ne apam a me, Onyankopɔn, ne mo ne abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu biara a wɔka mo ho no ne nkyirimma nyinaa reyɛ no ho nsɛnkyerɛnne. 13Mato me nyankontɔn wɔ omununkum mu. Ɛno na ɛbɛyɛ apam a ɛbɛda me ne asase ntam. 14Bere biara a mede omununkum bɛba asase ani, na sɛ nyankontɔn pue wɔ omununkum no mu a, 15mɛkae mʼapam a ɛda me ne mo ne abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu ahorow no nyinaa ntam. Nsuyiri a ɛbɛsɛe abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu no nyinaa remma da biara da bio. 16Bere biara a nyankontɔn bɛto wɔ omununkum mu no, mehu na makae apam a ɛwɔ hɔ daa a ɛda me, Onyankopɔn, ne abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu ahorow nyinaa a wɔwɔ asase yi so no ntam no.”
17Enti Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Noa se, “Eyi ne apam a me ne abɔde biara a nkwa wɔ mu a wɔwɔ asase yi so ayɛ no ho nsɛnkyerɛnne.”
18Eyinom ne Noa mmabarima a wofi Adaka no mu bae: Sem, Ham ne Yafet. Ham na ɔwoo Kanaan. 19Eyinom ne Noa mmabarima. Wɔn mu na nnipa a wɔahwete wɔ asase so nyinaa fi bae.
20Noa yɛ okuafo a odii kan. Ɔyɛɛ bobeturo. 21Da bi, ɔnom bobesa no bi bow ma ɔdaa ne ntamadan mu adagyaw. 22Ham a ɔwoo Kanaan no kɔtoo nʼagya Noa sɛ ɔda adagyaw. Ofii hɔ no, ɔkɔbɔɔ ne nuabarimanom baanu no amanneɛ. 23Enti Sem ne Yafet faa atade de guu wɔn mmati so, kɔɔ nkyirinkyiri de kɔkataa wɔn agya adagyaw so. Na wɔn ani nkyerɛ wɔn agya nti, wɔanhu nʼadagyaw mu.
24Bere a Noa ani so tetew no, na ohuu sɛnea ne kaakyiri no ayɛ no, 25ɔkae se,
“Nnome nka Ham asefo a wɔyɛ Kanaanfo.
Wɔbɛyɛ wɔn nuanom
mu nkoa mu nkoa.”
26Noa kaa bio se,
“Me nhyira a efi Awurade, me Nyankopɔn, nkyɛn no nka Sem!
Kanaan nyɛ Sem akoa.
27Onyankopɔn ntrɛw Yafet ase ne nʼasase mu.
Yafet ntena Sem ntamadan mu,
na Kanaan nyɛ nʼakoa.”
28Nsuyiri no akyi no, Noa tenaa ase mfe ahaasa ne aduonum. 29Noa dii mfe ahankron ne aduonum, ansa na ɔrewu.