New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 7:1-24

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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 7:1-24

1Afei, Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Noa sɛ, “Wo ne wo fiefoɔ nyinaa nkɔ Adaka no mu, ɛfiri sɛ, asase so nnipa nyinaa no, wo na mahunu sɛ woyɛ ɔteneneeni. 2Fa mmoa a wɔn ho te biara, anini nson ne abereɛ nson ka wo ho. Na fa mmoa biara a wɔn ho nte nso mmienu, onini ne ɔbereɛ. 3Na fa nnomaa biara anini nson ne abereɛ, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, nsuyire no akyiri no, wɔn ase bɛfɛe. 4Nnanson sɛ ɛnnɛ pɛpɛɛpɛ, mɛma osuo atɔ asase so awia ne anadwo adaduanan. Mɛpepa abɔdeɛ biara a nkwa wɔ mu a mabɔ afiri asase so.”

5Noa dii nsɛm a Awurade ka kyerɛɛ no no nyinaa so.

6Ɛberɛ a nsuyire baa asase so no, na Noa adi mfeɛ aha nsia. 7Noa ne ne mmammarima ne ne yere ne ne nsenom mmaa kɔhyɛɛ adaka no mu sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, nsuyire no renka wɔn. 8Mmoa a wɔn ho te ne wɔn a wɔn ho nte, nnomaa ne mmoa a wɔwea fam, 9mmienu mmienu a wɔyɛ anini ne abereɛ kɔkaa Noa ho wɔ adaka no mu, sɛdeɛ Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Noa sɛ ɔnyɛ no. 10Na nnanson no akyiri no, nsuyire no hyɛɛ aseɛ.

11Noa dii mfeɛ ahansia no mu no, bosome a ɛtɔ so mmienu no ɛda a ɛtɔ so dunson no, nsutire a ɛwɔ asase mu no nyinaa bobɔeɛ, na ɛsoro mpomma nso buebueeɛ. 12Osuo tɔɔ asase so awia ne anadwo adaduanan.

13Saa ɛda no ara, Noa ne ne mmammarima Sem, Ham ne Yafet ne ne yere ne ne mmammarima baasa no yerenom kɔhyɛɛ adaka no mu. 14Na wiram mmoa ahodoɔ ne nyɛmmoa ahodoɔ ne aboa biara a ɔnam asase so ne anomaa biara ne abɔdeɛ biara a ɛwɔ ntaban ka wɔn ho wɔ Adaka no mu. 15Abɔdeɛ biara a nkwa wɔ wɔn mu mmienu mmienu baa Noa nkyɛn bɛwuraa Adaka no mu. 16Mmoa a wɔwuraa mu no nyinaa, na wɔyɛ anini ne abereɛ, sɛdeɛ Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Noa no. Afei, Awurade kaa Noa hyɛɛ adaka no mu, too no mu.

17Nsuyire no toaa so adaduanan asase so. Ɛmaa Adaka no so ma ɛtɛɛ nsuo no ani. 18Nsuo no kɔɔ so yirii tɛnn wɔ asase so, ma Adaka no tɛɛ nsuo no ani. 19Nsuo no yirii tɛntɛntɛn wɔ asase so ara kɔsii sɛ, ɛkataa mmepɔ atentene akɛseɛ a ɛwɔ asase so nyinaa so. 20Nsuo no yirii ara kɔsii sɛ ɛkataa mmepɔ no so boroo so anammɔn aduonu. 21Abɔdeɛ biara a nkwa wɔ mu a ɛnam asase so te sɛ nnomaa, wiram mmoa a wɔwea asase so ne adasamma ase hyeeɛ. 22Biribiara a ɛte asase kesee so nso ase hyeeɛ. 23Wɔpepaa biribiara a nkwa wɔ mu a ɛte asase so no. Nnipa ne mmoa ne abɔdeɛ a wɔnam asase so ne ewiem nnomaa nyinaa nso, wɔpepaa wɔn firii asase so. Ɛkaa Noa ne wɔn a na wɔka ne ho wɔ adaka no mu nko ara.

24Nsuyire no toaa so asase so nnafua ɔha aduonum.