Genesis 9
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1And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.1God blessed Noah and his sons and ordered them, "Be productive, multiply, and fill 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 moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.2All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion.
3Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.3"Every living, moving creature will be food for you. Just as I gave you green plants before, so now you have everything.
4But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.4However, you are not to eat meat with its life—that is, its blood—in it!
5And surely your blood of your 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.5Also, I will certainly demand an accounting regarding bloodshed, from every animal and from every human being. I'll demand an accounting from every human being for the life of another human being.
6Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.6"Whoever sheds human blood, by a human his own blood is to be shed; because God made human beings in his own image.
7And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.7Now as for you, be productive and multiply; spread out over the land and multiply throughout it."
8And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,8Later, God told Noah and his sons,
9And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;9"Pay attention! I'm establishing my covenant with you and with your descendants after you,
10And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.10and with every living creature that is with you—the flying creatures, the livestock, and all the wildlife of the earth that are with you—all the earth's animals that came out of the ark.
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 any more be a flood to destroy the earth.11I will establish my covenant with you: No living beings will ever be cut off again by flood waters, and there will never again be a flood that destroys the earth."
12And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:12God also said, "Here's the symbol that represents the covenant that I'm making between me and you and every living being with you, for all future generations:
13I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.13I've set my rainbow in the sky to symbolize the 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:14Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow becomes visible in the clouds,
15And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.15I'll remember my covenant between me and you and every living creature, so that water will never again become a flood to destroy all living beings.
16And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.16When the rainbow is in the clouds, I will observe it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living beings on the earth."
17And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.17God also told Noah, "This is the symbol of the covenant that I've established between me and everything that lives on the earth."
18And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.18Noah's sons who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham later fathered Canaan.)
19These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.19These three were Noah's sons, and from these men the whole earth was repopulated.
20And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:20Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant and farm a vineyard.
21And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.21He drank some of the wine, got drunk, and lay down naked right in the middle of his tent.
22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.22Ham, who fathered Canaan, saw his father's genitals and told his two brothers outside.
23And 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, and they saw not their father's nakedness.23Then Shem and Japheth took their father's cloak, laid it across both their shoulders, and walking backwards, they both covered their father's genitals. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father's genitals.
24And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.24When Noah sobered up and learned what his youngest son had done to him,
25And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.25he said, "Canaan is cursed! He will be the lowest of slaves to his relatives."
26And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.26He also said, "Blessed be the LORD God of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave.
27God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.27May God make room for Japheth; may God live in Shem's tents, and may Canaan serve him."
28And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.28Noah lived 350 years after the flood.
29And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.29After Noah had lived a total of 950 years, he died.
King James Bible, text courtesy of Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
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