Genesis 9:1-6 (Lexham English Bible)

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God’s Covenant with Noah and Humankind

1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. 2 And fear of you and dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth, and on every bird of heaven,a [and] on everything that moves upon the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they shall be given. 3 Every moving thing that lives shall be for you as food. As [I gave] the green plants to you, I have [now] given you everything. 4 Only you shall not eat {raw flesh with blood in it}.b 5 Andc {your lifeblood}d I will require; from {every animal}e I will require it. And from the hand of humankind, from the hand of [each] man to his brother I will require the life of humankind. 6 "[As for] the one shedding the blood of humankind, by humankind his blood shall be shed, for God made humankind in his own image.
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