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Genesis 9 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Covenant of the Rainbow

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:1 - And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:2 - “The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the [fn]sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:3 - “Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:4 - “Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:5 - “Surely I will require [fn]your lifeblood; [fn]from every beast I will require it. And [fn]from every man, [fn]from every man’s brother I will require the life of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:6 - “Whoever sheds man’s blood,
By man his blood shall be shed,
For in the image of God
He made man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:7 - “As for you, be fruitful and multiply;
[fn]Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:8 - Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:9 - “Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your [fn]descendants after you;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:10 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:11 - “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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:12 - 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 [fn]all successive generations;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:13 - I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:14 - “It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:15 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:16 - “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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:17 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:18 - Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:19 - These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was [fn]populated.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:20 - Then Noah began [fn]farming and planted a vineyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:21 - He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:22 - Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:23 - 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 [fn]turned away, so that they did not see their father’s nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:24 - When Noah awoke from his wine, he knew what his youngest son had done to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:25 - So he said,
“Cursed be Canaan;
[fn]A servant of servants
He shall be to his brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:26 - He also said,
“Blessed be the LORD,
The God of Shem;
And let Canaan be [fn]his servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:27 - “May God enlarge Japheth,
And let him dwell in the tents of Shem;
And let Canaan be [fn]his servant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:28 - Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:29 - So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: heavens
Literally: your blood of your lives
Literally: from the hand of
Literally: Swarm in the earth
Literally: seed
Or, everlasting generations
Literally: scattered
Literally: to be a farmer
Literally: backward
I.e. The lowest of servants
Or, their
Or, their

New American Standard Bible 1995
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