1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. 2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every bird of the heavens, with all with which the ground teems, and all the fishes of the sea. They are delivered into your hand. 3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. As the green herb, I have given you all. 4 But flesh with the life of it, [which is] the blood of it, ye shall not eat. 5 And surely your blood, [the blood] of your lives, I will require. At the hand of every beast I will require it. And at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, I will require the life of man.
6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed. For in the image of God he made man.
7 And you, be ye 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 And I, 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 cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth. 11 And I will establish my covenant with you. Neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood, nor shall there be a flood any more to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, 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: 13 I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow 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 no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 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. 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 forth from the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan. 19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was spread over.
20 And Noah began to be a farmer, and planted a vineyard. 21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken. And he was uncovered within his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. 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 did not see their father's nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done to him. 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan. He shall be a servant of servants to his brothers.
26 And he said, Blessed be LORD, the God of Shem. And let Canaan be his servant. 27 God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem. And let Canaan be his servant.