17:1 Mwa 6:18; 9:6; Mt 24:38; Ebr 11:7; Lk 17:26-27; 1Pet 3:20; 2Pet 2:5; Eze 14:14Ndipo Bwana akamwambia Noa, “Ingia katika safina wewe na jamaa yako yote, kwa sababu katika kizazi hiki nimeona ya kuwa wewe ni mwenye haki. 27:2 Mwa 8:20; Law 10:10; 11:1-47; Kum 14:3-20; Eze 44:23; Hag 2:12; Mdo 10:14-15Uchukue wanyama saba walio safi wa kila aina, wa kiume na wa kike, na wanyama wawili wawili wa kila aina walio najisi wa kiume na wa kike. 37:3 Mwa 6:20Pia uchukue ndege saba walio safi wa kila aina, wa kiume na wa kike, ili kuhifadhi aina zao mbalimbali katika dunia yote. 47:4 Mwa 2:8; 6:7, 13; 1Fal 13:34; Yer 28:16; Hes 13:25; 1Sam 17:16; 1Fal 19:8; Kut 24:18; 32:1; 34:28; Kum 9:9, 11, 18, 25; 10:10; Ay 37:6; Mt 4:2Siku saba kuanzia sasa nitaleta mvua juu ya nchi kwa siku arobaini usiku na mchana, nami nitafutilia mbali kutoka uso wa nchi kila kiumbe hai nilichokiumba.”
57:5 Mwa 6:22Noa akafanya yote kama Bwana alivyomwamuru.
67:6 Mwa 5:32Noa alikuwa na miaka 600 gharika ilipokuja juu ya dunia. 77:7 Mwa 6:18Noa na mkewe na wanawe na wake zao wakaingia katika safina ili waepuke ile gharika. 8Jozi ya wanyama walio safi na walio najisi, ndege na viumbe vitambaavyo, 97:9 Mwa 6:22wa kiume na wa kike, walikuja kwa Noa wakaingia katika safina kama Mungu alivyomwamuru Noa. 10Baada ya siku saba, maji ya gharika yakaja juu ya dunia.
117:11 Mwa 5:32; 8:2, 4, 14; Ay 28:11; Za 36:6; 42:7; 78:23; Mit 8:24; Isa 24:18; 51:10; Eze 26:19; 2; 2Fal 7:2; Mal 3:10Katika siku ya kumi na saba ya mwezi wa pili mwaka wa 600 wa kuishi kwake Noa, siku hiyo ndipo chemchemi zote hata zilizo chini sana ya ardhi zilibubujika kwa nguvu, na malango ya mafuriko ya mbinguni yakafunguliwa. 127:12 1Sam 12:17; Ay 28:26Mvua ikanyesha juu ya nchi siku arobaini usiku na mchana.
137:13 Mwa 8:16; 6:18; 1Pet 3:20; 2Pet 2:5Siku hiyo Noa, na mkewe, na wanawe Shemu, Hamu na Yafethi pamoja na wake zao wakaingia katika ile safina. 147:14 Mwa 1:11Nao walikuwa pamoja na kila mnyama wa mwituni kufuatana na aina yake, wanyama wote wafugwao kufuatana na aina zao, kila kiumbe kitambaacho juu ya ardhi kwa aina yake, na kila ndege kufuatana na aina yake, naam kila kiumbe chenye mabawa. 157:15 Mwa 6:19Viumbe vyote vyenye pumzi ya uhai ndani yake vikaja kwa Noa viwili viwili, vikaingia katika safina. 167:16 Mwa 6:22Wanyama walioingia katika safina walikuwa wa kiume na wa kike, wa kila kiumbe chenye uhai kama Mungu alivyomwamuru Noa, ndipo Bwana akamfungia ndani.
17Kwa siku arobaini mafuriko yaliendelea kujaa duniani na maji yalivyozidi kuongezeka, yaliinua safina juu sana kutoka kwenye uso wa nchi. 18Maji yakajaa na kuongezeka sana juu ya nchi, na safina ikaelea juu ya uso wa maji. 197:19 Za 104:6Maji yakazidi kujaa juu ya nchi, yakaifunika milima yote mirefu chini ya mbingu yote. 207:20 Mwa 8:4-5; 2Pet 3:6Maji yakaendelea kujaa yakaifunika milima kwa kina cha zaidi ya dhiraa kumi na tano.7:20 Dhiraa 15 ni sawa na mita 7. 217:21 Mwa 6:7, 13; 2Pet 3:6Kila kiumbe hai kitambaacho juu ya nchi kikaangamia: Ndege, wanyama wa kufugwa, wanyama pori, viumbe vyote juu ya nchi na wanadamu wote. 227:22 Mwa 1:30Kila kiumbe juu ya nchi kavu chenye pumzi ya uhai kikafa. 237:23 Ay 14:19; 21:18; 22:11, 16; Lk 17:27; Za 90:5; Isa 28:2; Mt 24:39; Ebr 11:7; 1Pet 3:20; 2Pet 2:5Kila kitu chenye uhai juu ya uso wa nchi kilifutiliwa mbali, watu, wanyama, viumbe vitambaavyo na ndege warukao angani wakafutiliwa mbali toka duniani. Waliobaki ni Noa peke yake na wale waliokuwa pamoja naye ndani ya safina.
247:24 Mwa 8:3; Ay 12:15Maji yakaifunika dunia kwa siku 150.
1Then the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark with your whole family. I know that you are a godly man among the people of today. 2Take seven pairs of every kind of ‘clean’ animal with you. Take a male and a female of each kind. Take one pair of every kind of animal that is not ‘clean.’ Take a male and a female of each kind. 3Also take seven pairs of every kind of bird. Take a male and a female of each kind. Then every kind will be kept alive. They can spread out again over the whole earth. 4Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth. It will rain for 40 days and 40 nights. I will destroy from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”
5Noah did everything the Lord commanded him to do.
6Noah was 600 years old when the flood came on the earth. 7He and his sons entered the ark. His wife and his sons’ wives went with them. They entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8Male and female pairs of “clean” animals and pairs of animals that were not “clean” came to Noah. So did male and female pairs of birds and of all the creatures that move along the ground. 9All of them came to Noah and entered the ark. Everything happened just as God had commanded Noah. 10After seven days the flood came on the earth.
11Noah was 600 years old. It was the 17th day of the second month of the year. On that day all of the springs at the bottom of the oceans burst open. God opened the windows of the sky. 12Rain fell on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.
13On that same day Noah entered the ark together with his sons Shem, Ham and Japheth. Noah’s wife and the wives of his three sons also entered it. 14They had every kind of wild animal with them. They had every kind of livestock, creature that moves along the ground, and bird that flies. 15Pairs of all living creatures that breathe came to Noah and entered the ark. 16The animals going in were male and female of every living thing. Everything happened just as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.
17For 40 days the flood kept coming on the earth. As the waters rose higher, they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18The waters rose higher and higher on the earth. And the ark floated on the water. 19The waters rose on the earth until all the high mountains under the entire sky were covered. 20The waters continued to rise until they covered the mountains by more than 20 feet. 21Every living thing that moved on land died. The birds, the livestock and the wild animals died. All of the creatures that fill the earth also died. And so did every human being. 22Every breathing thing on dry land died. 23Every living thing on earth was wiped out. People and animals were destroyed. The creatures that move along the ground and the birds in the sky were wiped out. Everything on earth was destroyed. Only Noah and those with him in the ark were left.
24The waters flooded the earth for 150 days.