Genesis 9:1-6 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful , and multiply , and replenish the earth. 1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.
2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered . 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 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. 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 flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat . 4 "But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.
5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require ; at the hand of every beast will I require it , and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. 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 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed : for in the image of God made he man. 6 "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.