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


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