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.
Nnipa Ne Bɔne
1Ɛberɛ a nnipa dɔɔso wɔ asase so no, wɔwoo mmammaa. 2Onyankopɔn mmammarima no hunuu sɛ nnipa mmammaa no ho yɛ fɛ enti, deɛ obiara pɛ no no, ɔfaa no wareeɛ. 3Afei, Awurade kaa sɛ, “Me honhom rentena nnipa mu nkɔsi daa, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔyɛ ɔhonam; na wɔn nkwa nna bɛyɛ mfeɛ ɔha aduonu.”
4Saa ɛberɛ no, na nnipa akwabrane wɔ asase no so. Ɛberɛ a Onyankopɔn mmammarima yi kɔɔ nnipa mmammaa yi ho no, wɔne wɔn wowoeɛ. Saa nnipa yi ne kane tete nnipa atitire a na wɔyɛ akofoɔ a wɔgyee edin no.
5Awurade Onyankopɔn hunuu sɛ adasamma amumuyɛ adɔɔso wɔ asase so, na nnipa nsusuiɛ nyinaa yɛ bɔne nko ara. 6Ɛyɛɛ Awurade Onyankopɔn awerɛhoɔ sɛ ɔbɔɔ wɔn bɛtenaa asase so. Saa bɔne no yɛɛ Awurade Onyankopɔn awerɛhoɔ. 7Awurade kaa sɛ, “Mɛpepa nnipa a mabɔ wɔn no afiri asase so; mmoa ne mmoa a wɔwea asase so ne ewiem nnomaa, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛyɛ me ya sɛ mebɔɔ wɔn.” 8Nanso, Noa deɛ, ɔnyaa adom Awurade anim.
9Noa awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ nie.
Na Noa yɛ onipa teneneeni a ne ho nni asɛm wɔ ne berɛsofoɔ mu. Ɔyɛɛ Onyankopɔn apɛdeɛ. 10Noa woo mmammarima baasa na wɔn din de Sem, Ham ne Yafet.
11Na bɔne ahyɛ asase so ma a amumuyɛsɛm adɔɔso. 12Onyankopɔn hunuu saa bɔne yi nyinaa wɔ asase so, hunuu awurukasɛm ne amumuyɛsɛm, afanan nyinaa nso. 13Enti, Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Noa sɛ, “Esiane sɛ nnipa ama basabasa aba asase so enti, mɛsɛe nnipa ne asase a wɔte so no nyinaa. 14Fa ɔwawa dua yɛ adaka. Yɛ adan wɔ Adaka no mu, na fa ama ka emu ne akyire nyinaa. 15Sei na ɛsɛ sɛ woyɛ no: ma ne tenten nyɛ anammɔn ahanan aduonum, ne trɛ anammɔn aduɔson enum, na ne ɔsorokɔ nso nyɛ anammɔn aduanan enum. 16Bɔ adaka no so. Ma ne ɔsorokɔ nyɛ bɛyɛ sɛ nsateakwaa dunwɔtwe. Fa ɛpono to adaka no nkyɛn, na yɛ nsamsoɔ mmiɛnsa; deɛ ɛdi ɛkan, deɛ ɛda ntam ne deɛ ɛwɔ soro. 17Tie! Mede nsuyire bɛkata asase so nyinaa, na mede asɛe abɔdeɛ a nkwa wɔ mu; biribiara a nkwa wɔ mu no, ne nyinaa bɛwuwu. 18Na wo deɛ, me ne wo bɛyɛ apam; na wo, wo mmammarima, wo yere ne wo mmammarima yerenom nyinaa ne wo bɛba Adaka no mu. 19Ɛsɛ sɛ wode abɔdeɛ a nkwa wɔ mu nyinaa, mmienu mmienu a, ɛyɛ onini ne ɔbereɛ a, wo ne wɔn bɛtena adaka no mu nsuyire berɛ no a, wɔnwuwuo. 20Nnomaa ahodoɔ biara mmienu, mmoa biara mmienu, ne abɔdeɛ biara a ɛwea asase so mmienu bɛba wo nkyɛn, na woahwɛ wɔn, na wɔanwuwu. 21Afei, fa nnuane ahodoɔ a, wɔdie na kora. Ɛno na ɛbɛyɛ wo ne wɔn nnuane a mobɛdi.”
22Noa yɛɛ biribiara pɛpɛɛpɛ, sɛdeɛ Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ ɔnyɛ no.