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Genesis 9 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God blessed Noah and his sons and told them, "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 the wild animals, large and small, and all the birds and fish will be afraid of you. I have placed them 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 I have given them to you for food, just as I have given you grain and vegetables. 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 never eat animals that still have their lifeblood in them. 4 "But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.
5 And murder is forbidden. Animals that kill people must die, and any person who murders must be killed. 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 Yes, you must execute anyone who murders another person, for to kill a person is to kill a living being made in God's image. 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 Now you must have many children and repopulate the earth. Yes, multiply and fill the earth!" 7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it."
8 Then God told Noah and his sons, 8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
9 "I am making a covenant with you and your descendants, 9 "I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you
10 and with the animals you brought with you -- all these birds and livestock and wild animals. 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 solemnly promise never to send another flood to kill all living creatures and 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 And God said, "I am giving you a sign as evidence of my eternal covenant with you and all living creatures. 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 rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my permanent promise to you and to all 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 send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will be seen in the clouds, 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,
15 and I will remember my covenant with you and with everything that lives. Never again will there be a flood that will destroy all life. 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 I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature 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 Then God said to Noah, "Yes, this is the sign of my covenant with all the creatures of the 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 Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the three sons of Noah, survived the Flood with their father. (Ham is the ancestor of the Canaanites.) 18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)
19 From these three sons of Noah came all the people now scattered across the earth. 19 These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the earth.
20 After the Flood, Noah became a farmer and planted a vineyard. 20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.
21 One day he became drunk on some wine he had made and lay naked in his tent. 21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.
22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw that his father was naked and went outside and told his brothers. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness and told his two brothers outside.
23 Shem and Japheth took a robe, held it over their shoulders, walked backward into the tent, and covered their father's naked body. As they did this, they looked the other way so they wouldn't see him naked. 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 drunken stupor, he learned what Ham, his youngest son, had done. 24 When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him,
25 Then he cursed the descendants of Canaan, the son of Ham: "A curse on the Canaanites! May they be the lowest of servants to the descendants of Shem and Japheth." 25 he said, "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers."
26 Then Noah said, "May Shem be blessed by the LORD my God; and may Canaan 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 enlarge the territory of Japheth, and may he share the prosperity of Shem; and let Canaan 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 Noah lived another 350 years after the Flood. 28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years.
29 He was 950 years old when he died. 29 Altogether, Noah lived 950 years, and then he died.