Siswati 1996 (SWA96)
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Kuphela kwazamcolo

81Nkulunkulu wamkhumbula Nowa, netilwane tonkhe, kanye nato tonkhe tifuyo labenato emkhunjini. Nkulunkulu waletsa umoya waphuphutsa etikwemhlaba, emanti etja. 2Tiyalu temhlaba tavaleka, emafasitelo elizulu avaleka, imvula yahhamuka. 3Emanti aya ngekuya etja emhlabeni. Emvakwemalanga lali-150 emanti ancipha. 4Ngelilanga leli-17, enyangeni yesikhombisa umkhumbi watinta etikwetintsaba tase-Ararathi. 5Emanti achubeka nekwetja, kwadzimate kwatsi ngelilanga lekucala enyangeni yelishumi, tihloko tetintsaba tavela tabonakala.

6Ekupheleni kwemalanga langema-40 Nowa walivula lelifasitelo labelakhile. 7Watfumela lihubhulu, kodvwa alizange libuye, lazulazula kwaze kwasha emanti emhlabeni. 8Wase utfumela lituba kutsi liyewuhlola kutsi emanti asanciphile yini emhlabatsini. 9Kepha lituba lehluleka kutfola indzawo, ngisho neyekubeka lunyawo lwalo, lancandzeka labuyela kuye emkhunjini, ngobe emanti abesemanyenti emhlabeni wonkhe. Ngako welula sandla sakhe walitsatsa, walingenisa emkhunjini kuye. 10Walindza emalanga lasikhombisa, waphindze watfumela lituba walikhipha emkhunjini. 11Lituba lancandzeka lefika kuye kusihlwa liphetse licembe lesihlahla semncumo lelalisandza kukhiwa. Ngako Nowa wati kutsi emanti asetjile emhlabeni. 12Waphindze walindza emalanga lasikhombisa, wase utfuma lituba futsi; alizange liphindze libuye.

13Ngemnyaka wakhe wema-601, mhlazana lulunye enyangeni yekucala emanti abesashile emhlabeni. Nowa walususa luphahla lwemkhumbi, wahlola, wabona umhlabatsi sewomile. 14Mhlazana tingema-27 enyangeni yesibili umhlaba wase womile.

15Nkulunkulu wakhuluma kuNowa, watsi: 16“Phuma emkhunjini wena, nemkakho, nemadvodzana akho, nebafati bemadvodzana akho. 17

8:17
Gen. 1:22
Phuma kanye nato tonkhe tilwane letiphilako letinawe tayo yonkhe inhlobo: tinyoni, netifuyo, nato tonkhe tilwane letihamba ngesisu, khona titekwandza emhlabeni titalane tigcwalise umhlaba.” 18Ngako-ke Nowa waphuma nemkakhe, nemadvodzana akhe, nebafati bemadvodzana akhe. 19Tonkhe tilwane, ngisho naletihamba ngesisu, nato tonkhe tinyoni, konkhe lokuhamba emhlabatsini kwaphuma ngetinhlobo tako emkhunjini.

Umnikelo waNowa nesetsembiso saNkulunkulu

20Nowa wakhela Nkulunkulu lilati, watsatsa kuto tonkhe tifuyo letihlambulukile nakuto tonkhe tinyoni letihlambulukile, wanikela kuNkulunkulu umnikelo wekushiswa elatini. 21

8:21
Gen. 6:5
Isa. 54:9
Mat. 15:19
Nkulunkulu waliva leliphunga lelinuka lusi lolumnandzi, watsi enhlitiyweni yakhe: “Ngingeke ngiphindze ngiwucalekise umhlabatsi ngenca yemuntfu, ngobe imizindlo yenhlitiyo yemuntfu mibi kwasebusheni bakhe. Ngingeke ngiphindze ngikubhubhise konkhe lokuphilako, njengobe ngentile.

22“Yingci nawusekhona umhlaba,

kuhlanyela nekuvuna,

kucandza nekushisa,

lihlobo nebusika,

imini nebusuku

kungeke kuncamuke.”