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Genesis 9

9
God’s Promise to Noah
1So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: #Gen. 1:28, 29; 8:17; 9:7, 19; 10:32“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. 2#Gen. 1:26, 28; Ps. 8:6And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. 3#Deut. 12:15; 14:3, 9, 11; Acts 10:12, 13Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you #Rom. 14:14, 20; 1 Cor. 10:23, 26; Col. 2:16; (1 Tim. 4:3, 4)all things, even as the #Gen. 1:29green herbs. 4#Lev. 7:26; 17:10–16; 19:26; Deut. 12:16, 23; 15:23; 1 Sam. 14:33, 34; Acts 15:20, 29But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. 5Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; #Ex. 21:28from the hand of every beast I will require it, and #Gen. 4:9, 10; Ps. 9:12from the hand of man. From the hand of every #Acts 17:26man’s brother I will require the life of man.
6“Whoever #Ex. 21:12–14; Lev. 24:17; Num. 35:33; Matt. 26:52sheds man’s blood,
By man his blood shall be shed;
#Gen. 1:26, 27For in the image of God
He made man.
7And as for you, #Gen. 9:1, 19be fruitful and multiply;
Bring forth abundantly in the earth
And multiply in it.”
8Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: 9“And as for Me, #Gen. 6:18behold, I establish #Is. 54:9My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, 10#Ps. 145:9and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. 11Thus #Gen. 8:21; Is. 54:9I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
12And God said: #Gen. 9:13, 17; 17:11“This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13I set #Ezek. 1:28; Rev. 4:3My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; 15and #Lev. 26:42, 45; Deut. 7:9; Ezek. 16:60I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember #Gen. 17:13, 19; 2 Sam. 23:5; Is. 55:3; Jer. 32:40; Heb. 13:20the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Noah and His Sons
18Now the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. #Gen. 9:25–27; 10:6And Ham was the father of Canaan. 19#Gen. 5:32These three were the sons of Noah, #Gen. 9:1, 7; 10:32; 1 Chr. 1:4and from these the whole earth was populated.
20And Noah began to be #Gen. 3:19, 23; 4:2; Prov. 12:11; Jer. 31:24a farmer, and he planted a vineyard. 21Then he drank of the wine #Prov. 20:1; Eph. 5:18and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent. 22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. 23#Ex. 20:12; Gal. 6:1But Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.
24So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. 25Then he said:
#Deut. 27:16; Josh. 9:23, 27“Cursed be Canaan;
A #Josh. 9:23; 1 Kin. 9:20, 21servant of servants
He shall be to his brethren.”
26And he said:
#Gen. 14:20; 24:27; Ps. 144:15; Heb. 11:16“Blessed be the Lord,
The God of Shem,
And may Canaan be his servant.
27May God #Gen. 10:2–5; 39:3; Is. 66:19enlarge Japheth,
#Luke 3:36; John 1:14; Eph. 2:13, 14; 3:6And may he dwell in the tents of Shem;
And may Canaan be his servant.”
28And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.
9
1And God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) Noach (Rest, Consolation) and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moves [upon] the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
3Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for youi; even as the green herb have I given youi all things.
4But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood thereof, shall youf not eat.
5And surely your2sf blood of your2sf lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.
6Whoso sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] made He man.
7And youf, be youf fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply in it.
8And God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] spoke unto Noach (Rest, Consolation), and to his sons with him, saying,
9And I, behold, I establish my covenant with youf, and with your seed after you;
10And with every living creature that [is] with youf, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with youf; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
11And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there anymore be a flood to destroy the earth.
12And God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] said, This [is] the token of the covenant which I make between me and youf and every living creature that [is] with you, for perpetual generations:
13I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15And I will remember my covenant, which [is] between me and youf and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] and every living creature of all flesh that [is] upon the earth.
17And God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] said unto Noach (Rest, Consolation), This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18And the sons of Noach (Rest, Consolation), that went forth of the ark, were Shem (name, renown (great reputation; being well-known)), and Ham (hot, heat, brown), and Yefet (enlarged; fair; persuading): and Ham (hot, heat, brown) is the father of Kena’an (merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues).
19These [are] the three sons of Noach (Rest, Consolation): and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20And Noach (Rest, Consolation) began [to be] an farmer, and he planted a vineyard:
21And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22And Ham (hot, heat, brown), the father of Kena’an (merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues), saw the nakedness [had relations with his father’s wife] of his father, and told his two brethren without.
23And Shem (name, renown (great reputation; being well-known)) and Yefet (enlarged; fair) 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, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.
24And Noach (Rest, Consolation) awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25And he said, Cursed be Kena’an (merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues); a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26And he said, Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) [be] the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] of Shem (name, renown (great reputation; being well-known)); and Kena’an (merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues) shall be his servant.
27God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] shall enlarge Yefet (enlarged; fair; persuading), and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem (name, renown (great reputation; being well-known)); and Kena’an (merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues) shall be his servant.
28And Noach (Rest, Consolation) lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29And all the days of Noach (Rest, Consolation) were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.