Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
"I now establish my covenant with you1 and with your descendants after you
References for Genesis 9:9
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.
I establish my covenant2 with you:3 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.4"
References for Genesis 9:11
And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant5 I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:6
References for Genesis 9:12
I have set my rainbow7 in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
References for Genesis 9:13
Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow8 appears in the clouds,
References for Genesis 9:14
I will remember my covenant9 between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.10
References for Genesis 9:15
Whenever the rainbow11 appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant12 between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."
References for Genesis 9:16
So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant13 I have established between me and all life on the earth."
References for Genesis 9:17