Genesis 9 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then God gave his blessing to Noah and his sons. He said to them, "Have children and increase your numbers. 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 land animals will be afraid of you. All of the birds of the air will fear you. Every creature that moves along the ground will fear you. Every fish in the oceans will also be afraid of you. Every living thing is put under your control. 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 food for you. I have already given you the green plants for food. Now I am giving 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 "But you must not eat meat that still has blood in it. 4 "But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.
5 You can be sure that I will hold someone accountable if you are murdered. I will even hold animals accountable if they kill you. I will also hold anyone accountable who murders another person. 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 "Anyone who murders man will be killed by man. That is because I have made man in my own likeness. 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 "Have children and increase your numbers. Multiply on the earth and increase your numbers on it." 7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it."
8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons who were with him. He said, 8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
9 "I am now making my covenant with you and with all of your children who will be born after you. 9 "I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you
10 I am making it also with every living thing that was with you in the ark. I am making my covenant with the birds, the livestock and all of the wild animals. I am making it with all of the creatures that came out of the ark with you. I am making it with every living thing on earth. 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 "Here is my covenant that I am making with you. The waters of a flood will never destroy all life again. A flood will never destroy the earth again." 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 continued, "My covenant is between me and you and every living thing with you. It is a covenant for all time to come. "Here is the sign of the covenant I am making. 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 put my rainbow in the clouds. It will be the sign 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 Sometimes when I bring clouds over the earth, a rainbow will appear in them. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,
15 Then I will remember my covenant between me and you and every kind of living thing. The waters will never become a flood to destroy all life again. 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 "When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it. I will remember that my covenant will last forever. It is a covenant between me and every kind of living thing on earth." 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 So God said to Noah, "The rainbow is the sign of my covenant. I have made my covenant between me and all life 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 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan. 18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)
19 The people who were scattered over the earth came from Noah's three sons. 19 These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the earth.
20 Noah was a man who worked the ground. He decided to plant a vineyard. 20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.
21 He drank some of its wine. It made him drunk. Then he lay down inside his tent without any clothes on. 21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.
22 Ham saw his father's naked body. Ham was the father of Canaan. Ham went outside and told his two brothers. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness and told his two brothers outside.
23 But Shem and Japheth took a piece of clothing. They laid it across their shoulders. Then they walked backward into the tent. They covered their father's body. They turned their faces away. They didn't want to see their father's naked body. 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 Then Noah woke up from his sleep that was caused by the wine. He found out 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, "May a curse be put on Canaan. He will be the lowest of slaves to his brothers." 25 he said, "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers."
26 Noah also said, "May the Lord, the God of Shem, be blessed. May Canaan be the slave of Shem. 26 He also said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
27 May God add land to Japheth's territory. May Japheth live in the tents of Shem. And may Canaan be their slave." 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 Noah lived a total of 950 years. Then he died. 29 Altogether, Noah lived 950 years, and then he died.