Genesis 9 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God blessed Noah and his sons: He said, "Prosper! Reproduce! 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 Every living creature - birds, animals, fish - will fall under your spell and be afraid of you. You're responsible for them. 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 All living creatures are yours for food; just as I gave you the plants, now I give you everything else. 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 Except for meat with its lifeblood still in it - don't eat that. 4 "But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.
5 "But your own lifeblood I will avenge; I will avenge it against both animals and other humans. 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 humans let his blood be shed, Because God made humans in his image reflecting God's very nature. 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 You're here to bear fruit, reproduce, lavish life on the Earth, live bountifully!" 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 his sons: 8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
9 "I'm setting up my covenant with you including your children who will come after you, 9 "I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you
10 along with everything alive around you - birds, farm animals, wild animals - that came out of the ship 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'm setting up my covenant with you that never again will everything living be destroyed by floodwaters; no, never again will a flood 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 continued, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and everything living around you and everyone living after you. 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'm putting my rainbow in the clouds, a 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 From now on, when I form a cloud over the Earth and the rainbow appears in the cloud, 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,
15 I'll remember my covenant between me and you and everything living, that never again will floodwaters 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 the rainbow appears in the cloud, I'll see it and remember the eternal covenant between God and everything living, every last 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 And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant that I've set up between me and everything living on 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 The sons of Noah who came out of the ship 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 These are the three sons of Noah; from these three 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, was the first to plant a vineyard. 20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.
21 He drank from its wine, got drunk and passed out, 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 told his two brothers who were outside the tent. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness and told his two brothers outside.
23 Shem and Japheth took a cloak, held it between them from their shoulders, walked backwards and covered their father's nakedness, keeping their faces turned away so they did not see their father's exposed 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 When Noah woke up with his hangover, he learned what his youngest son had done. 24 When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him,
25 He said, Cursed be Canaan! A slave of slaves, a slave to his brothers! 25 he said, "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers."
26 Blessed be God, the God of Shem, but Canaan shall be his slave. 26 He also said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
27 God prosper Japheth, living spaciously in the tents of Shem. But Canaan shall be his slave. 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 following the flood. 28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years.
29 He lived a total of 950 years. And he died. 29 Altogether, Noah lived 950 years, and then he died.