I establish my covenant1 with you:2 Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.3"
And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant4 I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:513
I have set my rainbow6 in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow7 appears in the clouds,
I will remember my covenant8 between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.916
Whenever the rainbow10 appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant11 between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."
So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant12 I have established between me and all life on the earth."
The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth.13 (Ham was the father of Canaan.)1419
These were the three sons of Noah,15 and from them came the people who were scattered over the earth.1620
Noah, a man of the soil, proceededa to plant a vineyard.
When he drank some of its wine,17 he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.