|Genesis 9 |
1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth.
2 The fear and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every bird of the air, upon all that moves upon the earth, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are delivered into your hand.
3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; I have given you all things, even as I gave you the green plants.
4 But you shall not eat flesh with its lifeblood, with the blood still in it.
5 And as for your lifeblood, I will surely require an accounting; I will require it from every beast; and I will require an accounting from every man for his fellow man.
6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for He made man in the image of God.
7 And you, be fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly on the earth and multiply on it."
8 And God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
9 "Behold, I establish my covenant with you and with your seed after you,
10 And with every living creature that is with you — the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth, from all that go out of the ark — every animal of the earth.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you: never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth."
12 And God said, "This is the token of the covenant that I am making between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud;
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 When the rainbow is in the cloud and I look upon it, I will remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth."
17 And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth."
18 And the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth; (Ham is the father of Canaan.)
19 These are the three sons of Noah, and from them the whole earth was populated.
20 And Noah began farming, and he planted a vineyard.
21 And he drank of the wine and was drunk, and he was uncovered [naked] within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside.
23 So Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, so they did not see their father's nakedness.
24 When Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him,
25 He said, "Cursed be Canaan! He shall be a servant of servants to his brothers."
26 And he said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem! Canaan shall be his servant.
27 May God enlarge Japheth, and may he dwell in the tents of Shem; and may Canaan be his servant."
28 And Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.
29 All the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years. Then he died.
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