God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fertile, increase in number, and fill the earth.
All the wild animals and all the birds will fear you and be terrified of you. Every creature that crawls on the ground and all the fish in the sea have been put under your control.
Everything that lives and moves will be your food. I gave you green plants as food; I now give you everything else.
"But you are not to eat meat with blood in it. (Blood is life.)
In addition, I will demand your blood for your life. I will demand it from any animal or from any person. I will demand the life of any person [who kills] another person.
Whoever sheds human blood, by humans his blood will be shed, because in the image of God, God made humans.
Be fertile, and increase in number. Spread over the earth, and increase."
God also said to Noah and his sons,
"I am going to make my promise to you, your descendants,
and every living being that is with you--birds, domestic animals, and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ship--every living thing on earth.
I am making my promise to you. Never again will all life be killed by floodwaters. Never again will there be a flood that destroys the earth."