1But God showed concern for Noah. He also showed concern for all the wild animals and livestock that were with Noah in the ark. So God sent a wind to sweep over the earth. And the waters began to go down. 2The springs at the bottom of the oceans had been closed. The windows of the sky had also been closed. And the rain had stopped falling from the sky. 3The water on the earth continued to go down. At the end of the 150 days the water had gone down. 4On the 17th day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5The waters continued to go down until the tenth month. On the first day of that month, the tops of the mountains could be seen.
6After 40 days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark. 7He sent out a raven. It kept flying back and forth until the water on the earth had dried up. 8Then Noah sent out a dove. He wanted to see if the water on the surface of the ground had gone down. 9But the dove couldn’t find any place to rest. Water still covered the whole surface of the earth. So the dove returned to Noah in the ark. Noah reached out his hand and took the dove in. He brought it back to himself in the ark. 10He waited seven more days. Then he sent out the dove again from the ark. 11In the evening the dove returned to him. There in its beak was a freshly picked olive leaf! So Noah knew that the water on the earth had gone down. 12He waited seven more days. Then he sent out the dove again. But this time it didn’t return to him.
13It was the first day of the first month of Noah’s 601st year. The water on the earth had dried up. Then Noah removed the covering from the ark. He saw that the surface of the ground was dry. 14By the 27th day of the second month the earth was completely dry.
15Then God said to Noah, 16“Come out of the ark. Bring your wife and your sons and their wives with you. 17Bring out every kind of living thing that is with you. Bring the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground. Then they can multiply on the earth. They can have little ones and the number of them can increase.”
18So Noah came out of the ark. His sons and his wife and his sons’ wives were with him. 19All the animals came out of the ark. The creatures that move along the ground also came out. So did all the birds. Everything that moves on land came out of the ark, one kind after another.
20Then Noah built an altar to honor the Lord. He took some of the “clean” animals and birds. He sacrificed them on the altar as burnt offerings. 21The smell of the offerings pleased the Lord. He said to himself, “I will never put a curse on the ground again because of human beings. I will not do it even though their hearts are always directed toward evil. Their thoughts are evil from the time they are young. I will never destroy all living things again, as I have just done.
22“As long as the earth lasts,
there will always be a time to plant
and a time to gather the crops.
As long as the earth lasts,
there will always be cold and heat.
There will always be summer and winter,
day and night.”
1Nanso, Onyankopɔn kaee Noa ne wiram mmoa a na wɔne no wɔ adaka no mu no. Onyankopɔn maa mframa bɔ faa asase so, na nsuo no tweeɛ. 2Nsutire a ɛwɔ asase ase no mu nsuo a ɛbɔeɛ no gyaee ba, na ɛsoro mpomma no nso mu totoeɛ, maa nsuo no gyaee tɔ. 3Nsuo no toaa so twe firii asase so. Nnafua ɔha ne aduonum akyiri no, na nsuo no atwe koraa. 4Bosome a ɛtɔ so nson no ɛda a ɛtɔ so dunson so, Adaka no kɔtaa Ararat mmepɔ so. 5Nsuo no toaa so, tweeɛ ara kɔsii ɔbosome a ɛtɔ so edu no so. Na ɔbosome edu no ɛda a ɛdi ɛkan no, mmepɔ no atifi daa adi.
6Adaduanan akyiri no, Noa buee mpomma a ɔtwa too adaka no ho no, 7na ɔsomaa kwaakwaadabi, ma ɔdii akɔneaba kɔsii sɛ nsuo no nyinaa we firii asase no so. 8Afei, ɔsomaa aborɔnoma sɛ, ɔnkɔhwɛ sɛ asase no so awo anaa. 9Nanso, aborɔnoma no annya baabi ansi, ɛfiri sɛ, na nsuo no akata asase no so nyinaa. Enti, ɔsane baa Noa nkyɛn, maa Noa tenee ne nsa sɔɔ ne mu de no baa Adaka no mu. 10Noa twɛn nnanson, na ɛno akyiri no, ɔsane somaa aborɔnoma no bio. 11Ɛberɛ a aborɔnoma no sane baa ne nkyɛn anwummerɛ no, na ngo dua ahahammono a wate tua nʼano. Ɛno na ɛmaa Noa hunuu sɛ, nsuo no atwe afiri asase no so. 12Noa twɛnee nnanson bio, na ɔsane somaa aborɔnoma no, nanso wansane amma ne nkyɛn bio.
13Na ɛbaa sɛ Noa dii mfeɛ ahansia ne baako, bosome a ɛdi ɛkan no mu ɛda a ɛdi ɛkan no, na nsuo no atwe afiri asase no so. Enti, Noa yii adaka no suhyɛ no, na ɔhunuu sɛ, asase so awo. 14Ɔbosome a ɛtɔ so mmienu no ɛda a ɛtɔ so aduonu nson so no na asase no so woo koraa.
15Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Noa sɛ, 16“Wo ne wo yere ne wo mmammarima ne wɔn yerenom mfiri adaka no mu mfi. 17Afei, yi abɔdeɛ biara a nkwa wɔ mu a wɔwɔ wo nkyɛn, a ɛyɛ nnomaa, mmoa ne mmoa a wɔnam asase so nyinaa firi adaka no mu sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, wɔn ase bɛdɔre wɔ asase so.”
18Enti, Noa ne ne mmammarima ne ne yere ne ne mmammarima yerenom firii adaka no mu. 19Mmoa no nyinaa ne abɔdeɛ a wɔnam asase so nyinaa ne nnomaa nyinaa ne biribiara a ɛnam asase so ahodoɔ nyinaa firii Adaka no mu saa ara mmaako mmaako.
Onyankopɔn Bɔ A Ɔhyɛɛ Noa
20Afei, Noa sii afɔrebukyia maa Awurade. Ɔfaa mmoa ne nnomaa a wɔn ho te, de bɔɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ wɔ afɔrebukyia no so. 21Awurade tee afɔdeɛ no a Noa bɔeɛ no hwam a ɛyɛ no, ɔkaa wɔ nʼakoma mu sɛ, “Ɛwom sɛ bɔne ahyɛ onipa akoma ma firi ne mmɔfraase deɛ, nanso merenni onipa akyiri nnome asase bio. Na merensɛe abɔdeɛ a nkwa wɔ mu bio sɛdeɛ mayɛ yi.
22“Mmerɛ dodoɔ a asase da so wɔ hɔ yi,
oguo ne otwa,
awɔ ne ahuhuro,
asusɔ ne ɔpɛ,
owia ne anadwo