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Genesis 9

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Covenant with Noah’s Descendants
1God blessed Noah and his sons, and He said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the land.
2The fear and terror of you will be on every wild animal, and on every flying creature of the sky, with everything that crawls on the ground and with all the fish of the sea—into your hand they are given.
3Every crawling thing that is alive will be food for you, as are the green plants—I have now given you everything.
4Only flesh with its life—that is, its blood—you must not eat!
5Surely your lifeblood will I avenge. From every animal and from every person will I avenge it. From every person’s brother will I avenge that person’s life.
6The one who sheds human blood, by a human will his blood be shed, for in God’s image He made humanity.
7But as for you, be fruitful and multiply! Flourish in the land and multiply in it.”
8Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
9“Now I, behold, I am about to establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you,
10and with every living creature that is with you, including the flying creatures, the livestock, and every wild animal with you, of all that is coming out of the ark—every animal of the earth.
11I will confirm My covenant with you—never again will all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again will there be a flood to ruin the land.”
12Then God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I am making between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you for all future generations.
13My rainbow do I place in the cloud, and it will be a sign of the covenant between Me and the land.
14Whenever I bring clouds over the land and the rainbow appears in the clouds,
15I will remember My covenant that is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16When the rainbow is in the cloud, I will look at it, to remember the perpetual covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the land.”
17Then God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have confirmed between Me and all flesh that is on the land.”
Dispersion of Noah’s Family
18Noah’s sons who came out from the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth, and Ham was the father of Canaan.
19These three were Noah’s sons, and from these the whole earth dispersed.
20Then Noah, a man of the soil, was first to plant a vineyard.
21He drank some of the wine, got drunk, and was uncovered in his tent.
22Then Ham, Canaan’s father, saw his father’s private parts and told his two brothers outside.
23So Shem and Japheth took the cloak and laid it over both their shoulders and walked backwards and with it covered their father’s private parts. But their faces were turned away, so they did not see their father’s private parts.
24When Noah woke up from his wine, he learned what his youngest son had done to him.
25So he said, “Cursed is Canaan: the lowest slave will he be to his brothers.”
26He also said, “Blessed be Adonai, God of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.
27May God enlarge Japheth, may he dwell in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave.”
28Now Noah lived 350 years after the flood.
29So all Noah’s days were 950 years. Then he died.
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1And God#GodHebrew: Elohim blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. 2And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every animal of the earth, and upon all fowl of the heavens: upon all that moveth on the ground; and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered. 3Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you: as the green herb I give you everything. 4Only, the flesh with its life, its blood, ye shall not eat. 5And indeed your blood, the blood of your lives, will I require: at the hand of every animal will I require it, and at the hand of Man, at the hand of each the blood of his brother, will I require the life of Man. 6Whoso sheddeth Man's blood, by Man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God#GodHebrew: Elohim he hath made Man. 7And ye, be fruitful and multiply: swarm on the earth, and multiply on it.
8And God#GodHebrew: Elohim spoke to Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; 10and with every living soul which is with you, fowl as well as cattle, and all the animals of the earth with you, of all that has gone out of the ark — every animal of the earth. 11And I establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood, and henceforth there shall be no flood to destroy the earth.
12And God#GodHebrew: Elohim said, This is the sign of the covenant that I set between me and you and every living soul that is with you, for everlasting generations: 13I set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be for a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14And it shall come to pass when I bring clouds over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud, 15and I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living soul of all flesh; and the waters shall not henceforth 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#GodHebrew: Elohim and every living soul of all flesh that is upon the earth. 17And God#GodHebrew: Elohim said to Noah, This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18And the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan. 19These three are the sons of Noah; and from these was the population of the whole earth spread abroad. 20And Noah began to be a husbandman, and planted a vineyard. 21And he drank of the wine, and was drunken, and he uncovered himself in his tent. 22And Ham the father of Canaan saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren outside. 23And Shem and Japheth took the upper garment and both laid it upon their shoulders, and went backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were turned away, that they saw not their father's nakedness.
24And Noah awoke from his wine, and learned what his youngest son had done to him. 25And he said, Cursed be Canaan; Let him be a bondman of bondmen to his brethren. 26And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God#GodHebrew: Elohim of Shem, And let Canaan be his bondman. 27Let God#GodHebrew: Elohim enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, And let Canaan be his bondman.
28And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.