Genesis 9:1-17 NIV

God's Covenant With Noah

1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.1

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2 The fear and dread of you will fall upon all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hands.2

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3 Everything that lives and moves will be food for you.3 Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.4

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4 "But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.5

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5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting.6 I will demand an accounting from every animal.7 And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.8

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6 "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed;9 for in the image of God10 has God made man.

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7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it."11

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8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
9 "I now establish my covenant with you12 and with your descendants after you

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      10 and with every living creature that was with you--the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you--every living creature on earth.
      11 I establish my covenant13 with you:14 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.15"

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          12 And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant16 I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:17

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          13 I have set my rainbow18 in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

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          14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow19 appears in the clouds,

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              15 I will remember my covenant20 between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.21

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              16 Whenever the rainbow22 appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant23 between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."

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              17 So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant24 I have established between me and all life on the earth."

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