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Genesis 8:1-22

1But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. 2Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. 3The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, 4and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.

6After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark 7and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. 8Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. 9But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. 10He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. 11When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. 12He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.

13By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. 14By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.

15Then God said to Noah, 16“Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 17Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”

18So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. 19All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another.

20Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though8:21 Or humans, for every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

22“As long as the earth endures,

seedtime and harvest,

cold and heat,

summer and winter,

day and night

will never cease.”

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 8:1-22

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

rentwam da.”