Genesis 9


God's Covenant with Noah

And God blessed Noah, and his sons, and said to them, Grow and multiply, and fill the earth, and dominate it! And the fear of you and trembling will be upon all the wild beasts of the earth, upon all the winged creatures of the heaven, and upon all the things moving upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea. Under your hands I have given them to you. And every reptile which is living shall be to you for food; as [3vegetation 4of grass 1I have given 5to you 2all]. Except [3meat 4with 5the blood 6of life 1you shall not 2eat]. For even your blood -- of the blood of your lives at the hand of all the wild beasts I shall require it, and from the hand of a man's brother I shall require it. The one shedding blood of a man, in return his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God I made the man. But you grow, and multiply, and fill the earth, and multiply upon the earth! And God said to Noah, and to his sons, saying, Behold, I raise up my covenant to you, and to your seed after you, 10 and every [2soul 1living] after you, from fowls and from cattle, and with all the wild beasts of the earth, as many as are with you, from all the ones coming forth from out of the ark. 11 And I will establish my covenant with you, and [3will not 4die 1all 2flesh] any longer from the water of the flood; and there shall not be any longer a flood of water to lay waste all the earth. 12 And God said to Noah, This is the sign of the covenant which I execute between me and you, and between every [2soul 1living], as many as are with you for [2generations 1eternal]. 13  [2my bow 1I put] in the cloud, and it will be for a sign of covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it will be in my collecting together the clouds upon the earth, [3will be seen 1the 2bow] in the cloud. 15 And I will remember my covenant which is between me and you, and between every [2soul 1living] among all flesh. And there will not be any longer the water for a flood so as to wipe away all flesh. 16 And [2will be 1my bow] in the cloud; and I will see it to remember [2covenant 1the eternal] between me and the earth, and between [2soul 1the living] which is in all flesh upon the earth. 17 And God said to Noah, This is the sign of the covenant of which I ordained between me and between all flesh which is upon the earth.

Shem, Ham and Japheth

18 And these were the sons of Noah, the ones coming forth from the ark, Shem, Ham, Japheth. And Ham was father of Canaan. 19 These three are the sons of Noah. From these, men were disseminated upon all the earth. 20 And [3began 1Noah 2the man] to be a farmer of the land. And he planted a vineyard, 21 and drank from the wine, and became intoxicated, and became naked in his house. 22 And [5looked at 1Ham 2the 3father 4of Canaan] the nakedness of his father; and going forth, he announced it [2two 3brothers 1to his] outside. 23 And [4taking 1Shem 2and 3Japheth] the cloak, placed it upon [2two 3backs 1their], and went backwards, and they covered up the nakedness of their father; and their face was backwards, and [3the 4nakedness 5of their father 1they did not 2look at]. 24 [3sobered up 1And 2Noah] from the wine, and knew as much as [4did 5to him 3son 1his 2younger]. 25 And he said, Accursed be Canaan -- a child, [2a domestic servant 1he will be] to his brothers. 26 And he said, Blessed be the  lord God of Shem, and Canaan will be [3servant 2domestic 1his]. 27 May God widen to Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan become their servant. 28 [3lived 1And 2Noah] after the flood three hundred fifty years. 29 And [5were 1all 2the 3days 4of Noah] nine hundred fifty years, and he died.
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