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.
Wickedness in the World
1When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with6:3 Or My spirit will not remain in humans forever, for they are mortal6:3 Or corrupt; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”
4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
5The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” 8But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
Noah and the Flood
9This is the account of Noah and his family.
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 10Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
11Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 13So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. 14So make yourself an ark of cypress6:14 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain. wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 15This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.6:15 That is, about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high or about 135 meters long, 23 meters wide and 14 meters high 16Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit6:16 That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters high all around.6:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 17I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. 18But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 21You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”
22Noah did everything just as God commanded him.