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Genesis 9 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fertile, multiply, and fill the earth. 1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.
2 All of the animals on the earth will fear you and dread you—all the birds in the skies, everything crawling on the ground, and all of the sea's fish. They are in your power. 2 The fear and dread of you will fall upon all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hands.
3 Everything that lives and moves will be your food. Just as I gave you the green grasses, I now give you everything. 3 Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
4 However, you must not eat meat with its life, its blood, in it. 4 "But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.
5 I will surely demand your blood for a human life, from every living thing I will demand it. From humans, from a man for his brother, I will demand something for a human life. 5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.
6 Whoever sheds human blood, by a human his blood will be shed; for in the divine image God made human beings. 6 "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.
7 As for you, be fertile and multiply. Populate the earth and multiply in it." 7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it."
8 God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
9 "I am now setting up my covenant with you, with your descendants, 9 "I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you
10 and with every living being with you—with the birds, with the large animals, and with all the animals of the earth, leaving the ark with you. 10 and with every living creature that was with you--the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you--every living creature on earth.
11 I will set up my covenant with you so that never again will all life be cut off by floodwaters. There will never again be a flood to destroy the earth." 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth."
12 God said, "This is the symbol of the covenant that I am drawing up between me and you and every living thing with you, on behalf of every future generation. 12 And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:
13 I have placed my bow in the clouds; it will be the symbol of the covenant between me and the earth. 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,
15 I will remember the covenant between me and you and every living being among all the creatures. Floodwaters will never again destroy all creatures. 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
16 The bow will be in the clouds, and upon seeing it I will remember the enduring covenant between God and every living being of all the earth's creatures." 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."
17 God said to Noah, "This is the symbol of the covenant that I have set up between me and all creatures on earth." 17 So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth."
18 Noah's sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth came out of the ark. Now Ham was Canaan's father. 18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)
19 These were Noah's three sons, and from them the whole earth was populated. 19 These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the earth.
20 Noah, a farmer, made a new start and planted a vineyard. 20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.
21 He drank some of the wine, became drunk, and took off his clothes in his tent. 21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.
22 Ham, Canaan's father, saw his father naked and told his two brothers who were outside. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness and told his two brothers outside.
23 Shem and Japheth took a robe, threw it over their shoulders, walked backward, and covered their naked father without looking at him because they turned away. 23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father's nakedness. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father's nakedness.
24 When Noah woke up from his wine, he discovered what his youngest son had done to him. 24 When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him,
25 He said, "Cursed be Canaan: the lowest servant he will be for his brothers." 25 he said, "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers."
26 He also said, "Bless the LORD, the God of Shem; Canaan will be his servant. 26 He also said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
27 May God give space to Japheth; he will live in Shem's tents, and Canaan will be his servant." 27 May God extend the territory of Japheth; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave."
28 After the flood, Noah lived 350 years. 28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years.
29 In all, Noah lived 950 years; then he died. 29 Altogether, Noah lived 950 years, and then he died.