NASB — Genesis 9 — KJV

Covenant of the Rainbow

1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “aBe 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 Isky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given. 3 Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, aas [I gave] the green plant. 4 Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, [that is], aits blood. 5 Surely I will require Iayour lifeblood; IIbfrom every beast I will require it. And IIfrom [every] man, IIfrom every man’s brother I will require the life of man.
  6aWhoever sheds man’s blood,
  By man his blood shall be shed,
  For bin the image of God
  He made man.
  7 “As for you, abe fruitful and multiply;
  IPopulate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.”

[1] aGn 1:28; 9:7
[2] ILit heavens
[3] aGn 1:29
[4] aLv 7:26f; 17:10-16; 19:26; Dt 12:16, 23; 15:23; 1S 14:34; Ac 15:20, 29
[5] ILit your blood of your lives IILit from the hand of aEx 20:13; 21:12 bEx 21:28, 29
[6] aEx 21:12-14; Lv 24:17; Nu 35:33; Mt 26:52 bGn 1:26, 27
[7] ILit Swarm in the earth aGn 9:1

8 ¶ Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying, 9 “Now behold, aI Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your Idescendants 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. 11 I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall anever again be cut off by the water of the flood, bneither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 God said, “This is athe sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for Iall successive generations; 13 I set My abow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant 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, 15 and aI will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and bnever again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the aeverlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on 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.”

[9] ILit seed aGn 6:18
[11] aGn 8:21 bIs 54:9
[12] IOr everlasting generations aGn 9:13, 17; 17:11
[13] aEzk 1:28
[15] aLv 26:42, 45; Dt 7:9; Ezk 16:60 bGn 9:11
[16] aGn 17:13, 19; 2S 23:5

18 ¶ Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and aHam was the father of Canaan. 19 These three [were] the sons of Noah, and afrom these the whole earth was Ipopulated.

[18] aGn 9:25-27; 10:6
[19] ILit scattered aGn 9:1, 7; 10:32; 1Ch 1:4

20 ¶ Then Noah began Ifarming and planted a vineyard. 21 He drank of the wine and abecame drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, asaw 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 Iturned away, so that 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. 25 So he said,
  “aCursed be Canaan;
  IbA servant of servants
  He shall be to his brothers.”
26 He also said,
  “aBlessed be the LORD,
  The God of Shem;
  And let Canaan be Ihis servant.
  27aMay God enlarge Japheth,
  And let him dwell in the tents of Shem;
  And let Canaan be Ihis servant.”

[20] ILit to be a farmer
[21] aPv 20:1
[22] aHab 2:15
[23] ILit backward
[25] II.e. The lowest of servants aDt 27:16 bJsh 9:23
[26] IOr their aGn 14:20; 24:27
[27] IOr their aGn 10:2-5; Is 66:19

28 ¶ Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood. 29 So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.


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God blesseth Noah.

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.

[1] Gn 1:22, 28; 2:3; 8:17; 9:7, 19; 10:32; 24:60; Ps 112:1; 128:3; Is 51:2.
[2] Gn 1:28; 2:19; 35:5; Lv 26:6, 22; Jb 5:22; Ps 8:4; 104:20; Ezk 34:25; Ho 2:18; Jm 3:7.
[3] Gn 1:29; Lv 11:1; 22:8; Dt 12:15; 14:3; Ps 104:14; Ac 10:12; Ro 14:3, 14, 17, 20; 1Co 10:23, 25, 31; Col 2:16, 21; 1Ti 4:3.

Blood and murder are forbidden.

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.

[4] Lv 3:17; 7:26; 17:10; 19:26; Dt 12:16, 23; 14:21; 15:23; 1S 14:34; Ac 15:20, 25, 29; 1Ti 4:4.
[5] Gn 4:9; Ex 21:12, 28; Lv 19:16; Nu 35:31; Dt 21:1; Ps 9:12; Mt 23:35; Ac 17:26.
[6] Gn 1:26; 5:1; Ex 21:12; 22:2; Lv 17:4; 24:17; Nu 35:25; 1K 2:5, 28; Ps 51:4; Mt 26:52; Ro 13:4; Jm 3:9; Rv 13:10.
[7] Gn 1:28; 8:17; 9:1, 19.

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

God's Covenant

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:

[9] Gn 6:18; 9:11, 17; 17:7; 22:17; Is 54:9; Jr 31:35; 33:20; Ro 1:3.
[10] Gn 8:1; 9:15; Jb 38:1; 41:1; Ps 36:5; 145:9; Jna 4:11.
[11] Gn 7:21; 8:21; Is 54:9; 2P 3:7, 11.
[12] Gn 17:11; Ex 12:13; 13:16; Jsh 2:12; Mt 26:26; 1Co 11:23.

signified by the rainbow.

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.

[13] Ezk 1:28; Rv 4:3; 10:1.
[15] Ex 28:12; Lv 26:42; Dt 7:9; 1K 8:23; Ne 9:32; Ps 106:45; Is 54:8; Jr 14:21; Ezk 16:60; Lk 1:72.
[16] Gn 8:21; 9:9; 17:13, 19; 2S 23:5; Ps 89:3; Is 54:8; 55:3; Jr 32:40; He 13:20.

Noah replenisheth the world,

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.

[18] Gn 9:23; 10:1, 6; 1Ch 1:4.
[19] Gn 5:32; 8:17; 10:2; 1Ch 1:4.

planteth a vinyard,

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

[20] Gn 3:18, 23; 4:2; 5:29; Dt 20:6; 28:30; Pv 10:11; 12:11; 24:30; Ec 5:9; So 1:6; Is 28:24; 1Co 9:7.

is drunken, and mocked of his son,

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.

[21] Gn 6:9; 19:32; Pv 20:1; 23:31; Ec 7:20; Hab 2:15; Lk 22:3; Ro 13:13; 1Co 10:12; Ga 5:21; Tit 2:2; Rv 3:18.
[22] Gn 9:25; 10:6, 15; 2S 1:19; 1Ch 1:8, 13; Ps 35:20; 40:15; 70:3; Pv 25:9; 30:17; Ob 1:12; Mt 18:15; 1Co 13:6; Ga 6:1.
[23] Ex 20:12; Lv 19:32; Ro 13:7; Ga 6:1; 1Ti 5:1, 17, 19; 1P 2:17; 4:8.

curseth Canaan,

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

[25] Gn 3:14; 4:11; 9:22; 49:7; Dt 27:16; 28:18; Jsh 9:23, 27; Jg 1:28; 1K 9:20; 2Ch 8:7; Mt 25:41; Jn 8:34.

blesseth Shem,

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

[26] Gn 10:10; 12:1; 27:37, 40; Dt 33:26; Ps 144:15; Lk 3:23; Ro 9:5; He 11:16.

prayeth for Japheth,

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

[27] Is 11:10; Ho 2:14; Mal 1:11; Ac 17:14; Ro 11:12; 15:12; Ep 2:13, 19; 3:6, 13; He 11:9.

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

and dieth.

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

[29] Gn 5:5, 20, 27, 32; 11:11; Ps 90:10.


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