New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 6:1-22

የጥፋት ውሃ

1ሰዎች በምድር ላይ እየበዙ ሲሄዱ ሴቶች ልጆች ተወለዱላቸው። 2የእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ወንዶች ልጆች የሰዎችን ሴቶች ልጆች ውብ ሆነው አዩአቸው፤ ከመካከላቸውም የመረጧቸውን አገቡ። 3እግዚአብሔርም (ያህዌ)፣ “ሰው ሟች6፥3 ወይም በስባሽ ስለ ሆነ መንፈሴ እያዘነ6፥3 ወይም መንፈሴ አይኖርም ከእርሱ ጋር ለዘላለም አይኖርም፤ ዕድሜው 120 ዓመት ይሆናል” አለ።

4የእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ልጆች የሰዎችን ሴቶች ልጆች ተገናኝተው ልጆች በወለዱ ጊዜም ሆነ ከዚያም በኋላ ኔፊሊም የተባሉ ሰዎች በምድር ላይ ነበሩ። እነርሱም በጥንቱ ዘመን በጀግንነታቸው ከፍ ያለ ዝና ያተረፉ ናቸው።

5እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) አምላክ የሰው ዐመፅ በምድር ላይ የበዛና የልቡም ሐሳብ ዘወትር ወደ ክፋት ብቻ ያዘነበለ መሆኑን ተመለከተ። 6እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ሰውን በምድር ላይ በመፍጠሩ ተጸጸተ፤ ልቡም እጅግ አዘነ። 7ስለዚህም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ)፣ “የፈጠርሁትን የሰው ዘር ከምድረ ገጽ አጠፋለሁ፤ ከሰው እስከ እንስሳ በምድር ላይ ከሚሳቡ ፍጡራን እስከ ሰማይ ወፎች አጠፋለሁ፤ ስለ ፈጠርኋቸው ተጸጽቻለሁና” አለ። 8ኖኅ ግን በእግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ዘንድ ሞገስን አገኘ።

9የኖኅ ታሪክ እንደሚከተለው ነው፤ ኖኅ በዘመኑ ከነበሩት ሰዎች ሁሉ ይልቅ ጻድቅና ከበደል የራቀ ሰው ነበር፤ አካሄዱንም ከእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ጋር አደረገ።

10ኖኅም ሴም፣ ካምና ያፌት የሚባሉ ሦስት ወንዶች ልጆች ነበሩት።

11ምድር በእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ፊት በክፉ ሥራ ረከሰች፤ በዐመፅም ተሞላች። 12እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ምድር ምን ያህል በክፉ ሥራ እንደ ረከሰች አየ፤ እነሆ፤ ሰው ሁሉ አካሄዱን አበላሽቶ ነበርና 13ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ኖኅን እንዲህ አለው፦ “ሰውን ሁሉ ላጠፋ ነው፤ ምድር በሰው ዐመፅ ስለ ተሞላች በእርግጥ ሰውንም ምድርንም አጠፋለሁ። 14አንተ ግን በጎፈር6፥14 በዕብራይስጥ የዚህ ቃል ትርጒም አይታወቅም ዕንጨት መርከብ ሥራ፤ ለመርከቧም ክፍሎች አብጅላት፤ ውስጧንና ውጭዋን በቅጥራን ለብጠው። 15እንዲህ አድርገህ ሥራት፦ ርዝመቷ 140 ሜትር፣ ወርዷ 23 ሜትር፣ ከፍታዋ 13.5 ሜትር ይሁን። 16ለመርከቧ ጣራ አብጅላት፣ ጣራና ግድግዳው በሚጋጠምበት ቦታ ግማሽ ሜትር ክፍተት ተው፤6፥16 ወይም ለብርሃን መግቢያ አድርገህ፣ ሥራ ከጐኗ በር አውጣላት፤ ባለ ሦስት ፎቅ አድርገህ ሥራት። 17እኔም ከሰማይ በታች የሕይወት እስትንፋስ ያለባቸውን ሕያዋን ፍጡራን ሁሉ ለማጥፋት እነሆ፤ በምድር ላይ የጥፋት ውሃ አወርዳለሁ፤ በምድር ላይ ያለ ሁሉ ይጠፋል። 18ካንተ ጋር ግን ቃል ኪዳን እመሠርታለሁ። አንተና ወንዶች ልጆችህ፣ ሚስትህና የልጆችህ ሚስቶች ከአንተ ጋር ወደ መርከቧ ትገባላችሁ። 19ከአንተ ጋር በሕይወት እንዲቈዩ ከሕያዋን ፍጡራን ሁሉ ተባዕትና እንስት እያደረግህ ሁለት ሁለቱን ወደ መርከቧ ታስገባለህ። 20ከእያንዳንዱ የወፍ ወገን፣ ከእያንዳንዱ የእንስሳ ወገን፣ በምድር ላይ ከሚሳቡ ፍጥረት ሁሉ በየወገናቸው በሕይወት ይቈዩ ዘንድ ሁለት ሁለት እየሆኑ ወደ አንተ ይመጣሉ። 21ለአንተና ለእነርሱ የሚያስፈልገውን ምግብ ሁሉ አከማች።”

22ኖኅም ሁሉን እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) እንዳዘዘው አደረገ።

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 6:1-22

The Sins of Everyone on Earth

1There began to be many human beings on the earth. And daughters were born to them. 2The sons of God saw that the daughters of human beings were beautiful. So they married any of them they chose. 3Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not struggle with human beings forever. They will have only 120 years to live.”

4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days. That was when the sons of God went to the daughters of human beings. Children were born to them. The Nephilim were famous heroes who lived long ago. Nephilim were also on the earth later on.

5The Lord saw how bad the sins of everyone on earth had become. They only thought about evil things. 6The Lord was very sad that he had made human beings on the earth. His heart was filled with pain. 7So the Lord said, “I created human beings, but I will wipe them out. I will also destroy the animals, the birds in the sky, and the creatures that move along the ground. I am very sad that I have made human beings.” 8But the Lord was very pleased with Noah.

Noah and the Flood

9Here is the story of Noah’s family line.

Noah was a godly man. He was without blame among the people of his time. He walked faithfully with God. 10Noah had three sons. Their names were Shem, Ham and Japheth.

11The earth was very sinful in God’s eyes. It was full of people who did mean and harmful things. 12God saw how sinful the earth had become. All its people were living very sinful lives. 13So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to everyone. They have filled the earth with their harmful acts. I am certainly going to destroy them and the earth. 14So make yourself an ark out of cypress wood. Make rooms in it. Cover it with tar inside and out. 15Here is how I want you to build it. The ark has to be 450 feet long. It has to be 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. 16Make a roof for it. Leave below the roof an opening all the way around that is a foot and a half high. Put a door in one side of the ark. Make lower, middle and upper decks. 17I am going to bring a flood on the earth. It will destroy all life under the sky. It will destroy every living creature that breathes. Everything on earth will die. 18But I will make my covenant with you. You will go into the ark. Your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives will enter it with you. 19Bring a male and a female of every living thing into the ark. They will be kept alive with you. 20Two of every kind of bird will come to you. Two of every kind of animal will also come to you. And so will two of every kind of creature that moves along the ground. All of them will be kept alive with you. 21Take every kind of food that you will need. Store it away as food for you and them.”

22Noah did everything just as God commanded him.