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The first book of Moses, called Genesis, chapter 9, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 9

New English Translation


   God's Covenant with Humankind through Noah
   1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. 2 Every living creature of the earth and every bird of the sky will be terrified of you. Everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea are under your authority. 3 You may eat any moving thing that lives. As I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
   4 But you must not eat meat with its life (that is, its blood) in it. 5 For your lifeblood I will surely exact punishment, from every living creature I will exact punishment. From each person I will exact punishment for the life of the individual since the man was his relative.
   6 "Whoever sheds human blood, by other humans must his blood be shed; for in God's image God has made humankind."
   7 But as for you, be fruitful and multiply; increase abundantly on the earth and multiply on it."
   8 God said to Noah and his sons, 9 "Look! I now confirm my covenant with you and your descendants after you 10 and with every living creature that is with you, including the birds, the domestic animals, and every living creature of the earth with you, all those that came out of the ark with you - every living creature of the earth. 11 I confirm my covenant with you: Never again will all living things be wiped out by the waters of a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth."
   12 And God said, "This is the guarantee of the covenant I am making with you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all subsequent generations: 13 I will place my rainbow in the clouds, and it will become a guarantee of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 then I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures of all kinds. Never again will the waters become a flood and destroy all living things. 16 When the rainbow is in the clouds, I will notice it and remember the perpetual covenant between God and all living creatures of all kinds that are on the earth."
   17 So God said to Noah, "This is the guarantee of the covenant that I am confirming between me and all living things that are on the earth."
   The Curse of Canaan
   18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Now Ham was the father of Canaan.) 19 These were the sons of Noah, and from them the whole earth was populated.
   20 Noah, a man of the soil, began to plant a vineyard. 21 When he drank some of the wine, he got drunk and uncovered himself inside his tent. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness and told his two brothers who were outside. 23 Shem and Japheth took the garment and placed it on their shoulders. Then they walked in backwards and covered up their father's nakedness. Their faces were turned the other way so they did not see their father's nakedness.
   24 When Noah awoke from his drunken stupor he learned what his youngest son had done to him. 25 So he said, "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves he will be to his brothers."
   26 He also said, "Worthy of praise is the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem! 27 May God enlarge Japheth's territory and numbers! May he live in the tents of Shem and may Canaan be his slave!"
   28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years. 29 The entire lifetime of Noah was 950 years, and then he died.

King James Version


   1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto 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 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.
   3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
   4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
   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.
   6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
   7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
   8 ¶ And God spake unto 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, 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.
   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.
   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:
   13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token 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 unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
   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.
   19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
   20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he 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 brethren without.
   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.
   24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
   25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
   26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
   27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
   28 ¶ And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
   29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
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