I have set my rainbow1 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 rainbow2 appears in the clouds,
I will remember my covenant3 between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.416
Whenever the rainbow5 appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant6 between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."
So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant7 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.8 (Ham was the father of Canaan.)919
These were the three sons of Noah,10 and from them came the people who were scattered over the earth.1120
Noah, a man of the soil, proceededa to plant a vineyard.
When he drank some of its wine,12 he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness13 and told his two brothers outside.
But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father's nakedness. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father's nakedness.