Genesis 9

Chapter 9

9:1  And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

and said unto them

The Noahic Covenant. The elements are:

(1) The relation of man to the earth under the Adamic Covenant is confirmed (See Scofield "Genesis 8:21")

(2) The order of nature is confirmed ( Genesis 8:22 )

(3) Human government is established ( Genesis 9:1-6 )

(4) Earth is secured against another universal judgment by water Genesis 8:21 ; 9:11

(5) A prophetic declaration is made that from Ham will descend an inferior and servile posterity Genesis 9:24 Genesis 9:25 .

(6) A prophetic declaration is made that Shem will have a peculiar relation to Jehovah Genesis 9:26 Genesis 9:27 . All divine revelation is through Semitic men, and Christ, after the flesh, descends from Shem.

(7) A prophetic declaration is made that from Japheth will descend the "enlarged" races Genesis 9:27 . Government, science, and art, speaking broadly, are and have been Japhetic, so that history is the indisputable record of the exact fulfilment of these declarations. (See Scofield "Genesis 8:21") for the other seven covenants:

EDENIC Genesis 1:28 ADAMIC Genesis 3:15 ABRAHAMIC Genesis 15:18 MOSAIC Exodus 19:25 PALESTINIAN Deuteronomy 30:3 DAVIDIC 2 Samuel 7:16 NEW Hebrews 8:8

9:8  And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,


(See Scofield "Genesis 8:21") See Scofield " Genesis 9:1 "

9:13  I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.


The bow is not said to have come into existence at this time, but only to have been here invested with the character of a sign, CF. Exodus 31:13 . Typically, the bow, seen upon the storm clouds of judgment Genesis 7:11 has been thought to speak of the cross where judgment, never to be repeated has been visted upon the believer's sins. ; Galatians 3:10-14 ; Hebrews 10:14-18 .

9:25  And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.


See note subdiv. 5-7, (See Scofield "Genesis 9:1") .