Genesis 6

Xhosa

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1 Kuthe bakuqala ukwanda abantu ehlabathini, bakuzalelwa iintombi,

2 bazibona oonyana bakaThixo iintombi zabantu ukuba zintle, bazeka abafazi kuzo zonke abazinyulayo.

3 Wathi uYehova, UMoya wam akayi kulawula ebantwini ngonaphakade; ekulahlekeni kwabo bayinyama; imihla yabo iya kuba yiminyaka elikhulu elinamanci mabini.

4 Kwakukho iingxilimbela ehlabathini ngaloo mihla; kananjalo emveni koko, xeshikweni oonyana bakaThixo bangenayo kuzo iintombi zabantu, zabazalela abantwana. Aba baba ngamagorha ababekho kwasephakadeni, amadoda adumileyo.

5 Wabona uThixo ukuba ububi babantu bandile ehlabathini, konke ukuyila kweengcinga zentliziyo yabo kubububi bodwa imihla yonke.

6 Wazohlwaya uYehova, ngokuba emenzile umntu ehlabathini, kwaba buhlungu kuye entliziyweni.

7 Wathi uYehova, Ndiya kumcima umntu endimdalileyo, angabikho ehlabathini, kuthabathele emntwini kuse ezinkomeni, kuse ezinambuzaneni, kuse ezintakeni zezulu, ngokuba ndizohlwaya ngokuba ndizenzile ezo zinto.

8 UNowa yena wababalwa nguYehova.

9 Yiyo le ke inzala kaNowa. UNowa waye eyindoda elilungisa, egqibeleleyo, ezizukulwaneni zakhe. UNowa wahamba noThixo.

10 UNowa wazala oonyana abathathu: uShem noHam noYafete.

11 Ihlabathi lalonakele ebusweni bukaThixo; ihlabathi lalizele lugonyamelo.

12 UThixo walikhangela ihlabathi, nalo, lonakele! Ngokuba yonke inyama ibiyonakalisile indlela yayo ehlabathini.

13 Wathi uThixo kuNowa, Isiphelo senyama yonke sifikile phambi kwam; ngokuba ihlabathi lizele lugonyamelo oluphuma kubo; yabona ke, ndiya kubonakalisa, bona ndawonye nehlabathi.

14 Zenzele ke umkhombe ngemithi yegofere, uwenze izindlu umkhombe, uwuqabe ngaphakathi nangaphandle ngebhitumene.

15 Wenjenje ukuwenza: bube ngamakhulu omathathu eekubhite ubude bomkhombe, namashumi omathathu eekubhite ububanzi bawo, namashumi omathathu eekubhite ukuphakama kwawo.

16 Wenze ikroba emkhombeni, ukuligqiba kwakho kube yikubhite enye, ithabathela phezulu; umnyango womkhombe uwumise ecaleni lawo; wenze izindlu zodidi lwaphantsi, nolwesibini, nolwesithathu.

17 Mna ke, uyabona, ndihlisa unogumbe wamanzi ehlabathini, wokonakalisa yonke inyama enomoya wokuphila kuyo, ephantsi kwamazulu; konke okusehlabathini kuya kuphuma umphefumlo;

18 ndiwumise umnqophiso wam nawe, ungene emkhombeni wena, noonyana bakho, nomkakho, nabafazi boonyana bakho, ndawonye nawe.

19 Kwizinto zonke eziphilileyo, kwinyama yonke, uze ungenise emkhombeni ngambini kuzo zonke, ukuze zisindiswe nawe, ibe yinkunzi nemazi;

20 kwiintaka ngohlobo lwazo, kwiinkomo ngohlobo lwazo, kuzo zonke izinambuzane zomhlaba ngohlobo lwazo, zibe ngambini kuzo zonke, eziya kungena kuwe, ukuba zisindiswe.

21 Wena ke, uthabathele kuwe ekudleni konke okudliwayo, uhlanganisele kuwe kube kukudla kuwe nakuzo.

22 Wenza uNowa konke uThixo abemwisele umthetho ngako, wenza njengoko.

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Study the Inner Meaning

Main explanation(s) from Swedenborg's works:

Arcana Coelestia 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559

Inner Meaning of Prophets and Psalms 407

Commentary on this chapter:

Other references by Swedenborg to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 468, 470, 482, 515, 564, 565, 566, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 748

Conjugial Love 156

Doctrine of Sacred Scripture 103

Doctrine of the Lord 50

Show references from Swedenborg's unpublished works


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