1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons and told them, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth.
2 All the animals of the earth, all the birds of the sky, all the small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the fish in the sea will look on you with fear and terror. I have placed them in your power.
3 I have given them to you for food, just as I have given you grain and vegetables.
4 But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it.
5 “And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person’s life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die. And anyone who murders a fellow human must die.
6 If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image.
7 Now be fruitful and multiply, and repopulate the earth.”