In time, there came to be many people on the earth.
Vbene ẹghẹ ya khian, emwa na do gha bun vbe uhunmwu otagbọn.
Most of them were bad.
Emwa dan ẹre ọ bun sẹ.
Even some of the angels in heaven became bad.
Uhiẹn, odibosa eso na vbe do gha ru emwi dan.
They left their home in heaven and came down to the earth.
Iran na kpa vbe ẹrinmwi gha die agbọn; iran keghi mu akpa ọghe emwa nagbọn yọ.
Do you know why they did that?
U rẹn emwi nọ si ẹre ne iran na gha dee ra?
So that they could take on human bodies and marry women.
Te iran do gha munọ ikhuo ni rre otagbọn na, ne aro iran viẹn yi.
The angels and the women had sons together.
Ikhuo ne avbe odibosa nii rhie re na do biẹlẹ.
Those sons grew up to be very strong and became bullies.
Emọ ne iran biẹlẹ na do gha re arhuan.
They hurt people.
Iran na gha rhie ikuaengbe ne emwa.
Jehovah could not let those things continue to happen.
E Jehova ma hoo ne egbe emwi vberriọ gha sunu.
So he decided to destroy the bad people in a flood.
Ẹre ọ si ẹre ne ọ na wẹẹ irẹn gha ya okuo amẹ guọghọ emwa dan nii rua.
But there was a man who was different.
Sokpan ọ ghaa mwẹ okpia ọkpa nọ ghaa ru emwi esi.
He loved Jehovah.
Okpia na keghi hoẹmwẹ e Jehova.
His name was Noah.
Eni okpia na ọre Noa.
He had a wife and three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and each of his sons had a wife.
Okhuo ọkpa ẹre ọ ghaa mwẹ, okhuo nii na biẹlẹ emọ eha nẹ, eni ivbi ẹre ọre, Siẹm, Ham, kevbe Jafẹt. Ivbi ẹre eha na, na vbe gha mwẹ ikhuo ọkpa ọkpa.
Jehovah told Noah to build a big ark so that he and his family could survive the Flood.
E Jehova keghi tama e Noa nọ bọ okọ nọkhua, ne irẹn vbe ẹgbẹe ọre mieke na miẹn fan vbe Okuo Amẹ nii.
An ark is a huge box that can float on water.
Okọ nii keghi yevbe ẹkpẹti nọ gha sẹtin khian vbe uhunmwu amẹ.
Jehovah also told Noah to bring many animals inside the ark so that they could survive too.
E Jehova na vbe wẹẹ ne Noa viọ avbe aranmwẹ la uwu okọ nii, ne iran mieke na vbe miẹn fan.
Noah immediately started building the ark.
E Noa na wa suẹn okọ nii na bọ vbobọvbobọ.
It took Noah and his family about 50 years to build it.
Odẹ ukpo 50 ẹre Noa vbe ẹgbẹe ọre ya bọ okọ nii.
They built the ark exactly as Jehovah told them to.
Vbene Jehova wẹẹ ne iran ya bọ okọ nii, erriọ ẹre iran wa ya bọ ọre zẹẹ.
During that time, Noah warned the people about the Flood.
E Noa na vbe gha ya obọ sekhae ne emwa vbe ẹghẹ nii wẹẹ Okuo Amẹ dee.
But no one listened to him.
Sokpan iran ma rhie.
Finally, it was time to go into the ark.
Vbe okiekie, e Noa vbe ẹgbẹe ọre na do la uwu okọ.
Let’s find out what happened next.
Gia ghee emwi nọ ghi sunu.
“Just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be.”—Matthew 24:37
“Te urremwẹ Ovbi Ọmwa ra ye vbe emwi ne ọ sunu vbe ẹghẹ ọghe Noa.”—Matiu 24:37
Why did Jehovah decide to bring the Flood?
Vbọsiẹ ne Jehova na wẹẹ, irẹn khian mu Okuo Amẹ rre?
What instructions did Jehovah give Noah?
De emwi ne Jehova wẹẹ ne Noa ru?