God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
The fear and dread of you shall rest on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the air, on everything that creeps on the ground, and on all the fish of the sea; into your hand they are delivered.
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and just as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.
Only, you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
For your own lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning: from every animal I will require it and from human beings, each one for the blood of another, I will require a reckoning for human life.
Whoever sheds the blood of a human, by a human shall that person's blood be shed; for in his own image God made humankind.
And you, be fruitful and multiply, abound on the earth and multiply in it."
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