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."
God said, "This is the sign of the promise I am giving to you and every living being that is with you for generations to come.
I will put my rainbow in the clouds to be a sign of my promise to the earth.
Whenever I form clouds over the earth, a rainbow will appear in the clouds.
Then I will remember my promise to you and every living animal. Never again will water become a flood to destroy all life.
Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember my everlasting promise to every living animal on earth."
So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the promise I am making to all life on earth."
Noah's sons, who came out of the ship, were Shem, Ham, and Japheth.