Covenant of the Rainbow

1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "1Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.

References for Genesis 9:1

2 "The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.

References for Genesis 9:2

    • a 9:2 - Lit "heavens"
      3 "Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, 2as I gave the green plant.

      References for Genesis 9:3

      4 "Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, 3its blood.

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      5 "Surely I will require 4your lifeblood *; 5from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.

      References for Genesis 9:5

        • b 9:5 - Lit "your blood of your lives"
        • c 9:5 - Lit "from the hand of"
        • d 9:5 - Lit "from the hand of"
        • e 9:5 - Lit "from the hand of"
          6 "6Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For 7in the image of God He made man.

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          7 "As for you, 8be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it."

          References for Genesis 9:7

            • f 9:7 - Lit "Swarm in the earth"