Genesis 9



God's Covenant With Noah And Humankind

1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.

1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

1 God blessed Noah and his sons and ordered them, "Be productive, multiply, and fill the earth.

1 And God pronounced a blessing upon Noah and his sons and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

2 "The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.

2 And 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.

2 All 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.

2 And the fear of you and the dread and terror of you shall be upon every beast of the land, every bird of the air, all that creeps upon the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are delivered into your hand.

3 "Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.

3 Every 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.

3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and as I gave you the green vegetables and plants, I give you everything.

4 "Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

4 However, you are not to eat meat with its life that is, its blood in it!

4 But you shall not eat flesh with the life of it, which is its blood.

5 "Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.

5 And 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.

5 Also, 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.

5 And surely for your lifeblood I will require an accounting; from every beast I will require it; and from man, from every man [who spills another's lifeblood] I will require a reckoning.

6 "Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

6 Whoso 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.

6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God He made man.

7 "As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it."

7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

7 Now as for you, be productive and multiply; spread out over the land and multiply throughout it."

7 And you, be fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly on the earth and multiply on it.

God's Promise - The Sign Of The Rainbow

8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,

8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

8 Later, God told Noah and his sons,

8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,

9 "Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you;

9 And 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,

9 Behold, I establish My covenant or pledge with you and with your descendants after you

10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.

10 And 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.

10 and 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.

10 And with every living creature that is with you -- "whether the birds, the livestock, or the wild beasts of the earth along with you, as many as came out of the ark -- "every animal of the earth.

11 "I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth."

11 And 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.

11 I 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."

11 I will establish My covenant or pledge with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood; neither shall there ever again be a flood to destroy the earth and make it corrupt.

12 God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;

12 And 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:

12 God 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:

12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant (solemn pledge) which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:

13 I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

13 I've set my rainbow in the sky to symbolize the covenant between me and the earth.

13 I set My bow [rainbow] in the cloud, and it shall be a token or sign of a covenant or solemn pledge between Me and the earth.

14 "It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow becomes visible in the clouds,

14 And it shall be that when I bring clouds over the earth and the bow [rainbow] is seen in the clouds,

15 and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.

15 And 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.

15 I'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.

15 I will [earnestly] remember My covenant or solemn pledge which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy and make all flesh corrupt.

16 "When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."

16 And 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.

16 When the rainbow is in the clouds, I will observe it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living beings on the earth."

16 When the bow [rainbow] is in the clouds and I look upon it, I will [earnestly] remember the everlasting covenant or pledge 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 on the earth."

17 And 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.

17 God also told Noah, "This is the symbol of the covenant that I've established between me and everything that lives on the earth."

17 And God said to Noah, This [rainbow] is the token or sign of the covenant or solemn pledge which I have established between Me and all flesh upon the earth.

Noah's Descendants

18 Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan.

18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

18 Noah's sons who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham later fathered Canaan.)

18 The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan [born later].

19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.

19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

19 These three were Noah's sons, and from these men the whole earth was repopulated.

19 These are the three sons of Noah, and from them the whole earth was overspread and stocked with inhabitants.

20 Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard.

20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

20 Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant and farm a vineyard.

20 And Noah began to cultivate the ground, and he planted a vineyard.

21 He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.

21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

21 He drank some of the wine, got drunk, and lay down naked right in the middle of his tent.

21 And he drank of the wine and became drunk, and he was uncovered and lay naked in his tent.

22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.

22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

22 Ham, who fathered Canaan, saw his father's genitals and told his two brothers outside.

22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, glanced at and saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside.

23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were turned away, so that they did not see their father's nakedness.

23 And 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.

23 Then 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.

23 So Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it upon the shoulders of both, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they did not see their father's nakedness.

24 When Noah awoke from his wine, he knew what his youngest son had done to him.

24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.

24 When Noah sobered up and learned what his youngest son had done to him,

24 When Noah awoke from his wine, and knew the thing which his youngest son had done to him,

25 So he said, "Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brothers."

25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

25 he said, "Canaan is cursed! He will be the lowest of slaves to his relatives."

25 He exclaimed, Cursed be Canaan! He shall be the servant of servants to his brethren!

26 He also said, "Blessed be the LORD, The God of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.

26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

26 He also said, "Blessed be the LORD God of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave.

26 He also said, Blessed be the Lord, the God of Shem! And blessed by the Lord my God be Shem! And let Canaan be his servant.

27 "May God enlarge Japheth, And let him dwell in the tents of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant."

27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

27 May God make room for Japheth; may God live in Shem's tents, and may Canaan serve him."

27 May God enlarge Japheth; and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.

28 Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.

28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

28 Noah lived 350 years after the flood.

28 And Noah lived after the flood 350 years.

29 So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.

29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

29 After Noah had lived a total of 950 years, he died.

29 All the days of Noah were 950 years, and he died.



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