16:1 Mwa 1:28Watu walipoanza kuongezeka idadi katika uso wa dunia na watoto wa kike wakazaliwa kwao, 26:2 Ay 1:6; 2:1; Kum 21:11; Mwa 4:19wana wa Mungu wakawaona kuwa hao binti za wanadamu walikuwa wazuri wa sura, wakaoa yeyote miongoni mwao waliyemchagua. 36:3 Ay 10:9; 34:14; Gal 5:15-17; Isa 40:6; 57:16; 1Pet 3:20; Za 78:39; 103:14Ndipo Bwana akasema, “Roho yangu haitashindana na mwanadamu milele, kwa kuwa yeye ni wa kufa, siku zake zitakuwa miaka 120.”
46:4 Hes 13:33; Mwa 11:4Wanefili walikuwako duniani siku hizo, na baadaye, hao wana wa Mungu walipoingia kwa binti za wanadamu na kuzaa nao. Wanefili walikuwa mashujaa na watu waliojulikana wa zamani hizo.
56:5 Mwa 38:7; 8:21; Ay 34:26; Yer 1:16; 44:5; Eze 3:19; Za 14:1-3Bwana akaona jinsi uovu wa mwanadamu ulivyokuwa mkubwa duniani, na ya kuwa kila mwelekeo wa mawazo ya moyo wake wakati wote ulikuwa mbaya tu. 66:6 Kut 32:14; 1Sam 15:11, 35; 2Sam 24:16; 1Nya 21:15; Isa 63:10; Efe 4:30; Yer 18:7-10Bwana akasikitika kwamba alimuumba mwanadamu duniani, moyo wa Mungu ukajaa masikitiko. 76:7 Eze 33:28; Sef 1:2, 18; Mwa 7:4, 21; Kut 28:36; 29:20Kwa hiyo Bwana akasema, “Nitamfutilia mbali mwanadamu niliyemuumba kutoka kwenye uso wa dunia, wanadamu na wanyama, pamoja na viumbe vitambaavyo na ndege wa angani. Kwa maana nasikitika kuwaumba.” 86:8 Eze 14:14; Mwa 19:19; 39:4; Kut 33:12-17; 34:9; Hes 11:15; Rut 2:2; Lk 1:30; Mdo 7:46Lakini Noa akapata kibali machoni pa Bwana.
96:9 Mwa 2:4; 5:22; 7:1; 17:1; Kum 18:13; 2Sam 22:24; Ay 1:1; 4:6; 9:21; 12:4; 31:6; Za 15:2; 18:23; 19:13; 37:37; Mit 2:7; Yer 15:1; Eze 14:14-20; Dan 10:11; Lk 1:6; Ebr 11:7; 2Pet 2:5Hivi ndivyo vizazi vya Noa.
Noa alikuwa mtu wa haki, na mkamilifu miongoni mwa watu wa wakati wake, tena alitembea na Mungu. 106:10 Lk 3:36; Mwa 5:32Noa alikuwa na wana watatu: Shemu, Hamu na Yafethi.
116:11 Kum 31:29; Amu 2:19; Za 73:6; Eze 7:23; 8:17; 28:16; Mal 2:16Wakati huu dunia ilikuwa imejaa uharibifu na ukatili machoni pa Mungu. 126:12 Kut 32:7; Kum 4:16; 9:12, 24; Za 14:1-3Mungu akaona jinsi dunia ilivyoharibika, kwa maana watu wote duniani walikuwa wameharibu njia zao. 136:13 Kum 28:63; 2Fal 8:19; Ezr 9:14; Yer 44:11, 27; Mwa 7:4, 21-23; Ay 34:15; Isa 5:6; 24:1-3; Eze 7:2-3Kwa hiyo Mungu akamwambia Noa, “Nitawaangamiza watu wote, kwa kuwa dunia imejaa ukatili kwa sababu yao. Hakika mimi nitaangamiza watu pamoja na dunia. 146:14 Ebr 11:7; 1Pet 3:20; Kut 2:3Kwa hiyo jitengenezee safina kubwa kwa mbao za mvinje, tengeneza vyumba ndani yake na uipake lami ndani na nje. 15Hivi ndivyo utakavyoitengeneza: Safina iwe na urefu wa dhiraa 300,6:15 Dhiraa 300 ni sawa na mita 135. upana wake dhiraa hamsini6:15 Dhiraa 50 ni sawa na mita 22:5. na kimo chake dhiraa thelathini.6:15 Dhiraa 30 ni sawa na mita 13:5. 16Itengenezee paa na umalizie safina kwa kuacha nafasi ya dhiraa moja6:16 Dhiraa moja ni sawa na sentimita 45. juu. Weka mlango ubavuni mwa safina, na uifanye ya ghorofa ya chini, ya kati na ya juu. 176:17 Za 29:10; 2Pet 2:5Nitaleta gharika ya maji juu ya nchi ili kuangamiza uhai wote chini ya mbingu, kila kiumbe chenye pumzi ya uhai ndani yake. Kila kitu juu ya nchi kitaangamia. 186:18 Mwa 7:1, 7; 9:9-16; 17:7; 19:12; Kut 6:4; 34:10; Za 25:10; 74:20; 106:45; Eze 16:60; Kum 29:13-15; Isa 55:3; Hag 2:5; Yer 32:40; 1Pet 3:20Lakini Mimi nitaweka Agano langu na wewe, nawe utaingia ndani ya Safina, wewe pamoja na mke wako, wanao na wake zao. 196:19 Mwa 7:15Utaingiza ndani ya Safina kila aina ya kiumbe hai wawili wawili, wa kiume na wa kike, ili kuwahifadhi hai pamoja na wewe. 206:20 Mwa 7:3, 15; 1:11Wawili wa kila aina ya ndege, wa kila aina ya mnyama na wa kila aina ya kitambaacho ardhini watakuja kwako ili wahifadhiwe hai. 21Utachukua kila aina ya chakula kitakacholiwa, na ukiweke akiba kama chakula kwa ajili yako na yao.”
226:22 Mwa 7:5; 9:16; Kut 7:6; 39:43; 40:16, 19, 21-32Noa akafanya kila kitu kama vile Mungu alivyomwamuru.
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.