Genesis 9:1-6 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.