English Revised Version

Genesis 9

God blesseth Noah.

Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. Genesis 9:2 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; with all wherewith the ground teemeth, and all the fishes of the sea, into your hand are they delivered. Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; as the green herb have I given you all.

Blood and murder are forbidden.

Genesis 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. Genesis 9:5 And surely your blood, [the blood] of your lives, will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it: and at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, will I require the life of man. Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. Genesis 9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Genesis 9:8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

God's Covenant

Genesis 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; Genesis 9:10 and with every living creature that is with you, the fowl, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth. Genesis 9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. Genesis 9:12 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:

signified by the rainbow.

Genesis 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall 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 the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Genesis 9:16 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. Genesis 9:17 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.

Noah replenisheth the world,

Genesis 9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. Genesis 9:19 These three were the sons of Noah: and of these was the whole earth overspread.

planteth a vinyard,

Genesis 9:20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and planted a vineyard:

is drunken, and mocked of his son,

Genesis 9:21 and he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. Genesis 9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. Genesis 9:23 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. Genesis 9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done unto him.

curseth Canaan,

Genesis 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

blesseth Shem,

Genesis 9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.

prayeth for Japheth,

Genesis 9:27 God enlarge Japheth, And let him dwell in the tents of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.

Genesis 9:28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

and dieth.

Genesis 9:29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

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