Genesis 9:1-17 LEB

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.

References for Genesis 9:1

      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.

      References for Genesis 9:2

        • ĩ 9:2 - Or "the sky"
          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

          References for Genesis 9:4

            • Ī 9:4 - Literally "flesh with its life, its blood"
              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.

              References for Genesis 9:5

                • ī 9:5 - Or "only"; the same word that occurs at the beginning of v. 4
                • Ĭ 9:5 - Literally "your blood belonging to your life"
                • ĭ 9:5 - Literally "from the hand of every animal"
                  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.
                  7 "And you, be fruitful and multiply, swarm on the earth and multiply in it."
                  8 And God said to Noah and to his sons with him,
                  9 "As for me, behold, I am establishing my covenant with you and with your seed after you,
                  10 and with every living creature that [is] with you--the birds, the animals, and every animal of the earth with you, from all [that] came out of the ark to all the animals of the earth.
                  11 I am establishing my covenant with you, that never again will all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, nor will there ever be a flood that destroys the earth."
                  12 And God said, "This [is] the sign of the covenant that I am making between me and you, and between every living creature that [is] with you for future generations.
                  13 My bow I have set in the clouds, and it shall be for a sign of [the] covenant between me and between the earth.
                  14 And when I make clouds appear over the earth the bow shall be seen in the clouds.
                  15 Thenf I will remember my covenant that [is] between me and you, and between every living creature, with all flesh. And the waters of a flood will never again {cause the destruction}g of all flesh.

                  References for Genesis 9:15

                    • Į 9:15 - Or "And"
                    • į 9:15 - Literally "be to destroy"
                      16 The bow shall be in the clouds, and I will see it, so as to remember [the] everlasting covenant between God and between every living creature, with all flesh that [is] upon the earth."
                      17 And God said to Noah, "This [is] the sign of the covenant which I am establishing between me and all flesh that [is] upon the earth.