1The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”
5And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.
6Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. 7And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, 9male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 10And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
11In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. 14They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. 15Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. 16The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.
17For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.7:20 That is, about 23 feet or about 6.8 meters7:20 Or rose more than fifteen cubits, and the mountains were covered 21Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. 22Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. 23Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
24The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.
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.