|Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
|Gen 9:2 "The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.
|Gen 9:3 "Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.
|Gen 9:4 "Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
|Gen 9:5 "Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.
|Gen 9:6 "Whoever sheds man's blood,
By man his blood shall be shed,
For in the image of God
He made man.
|Gen 9:7 "As for you, be fruitful and multiply;
Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it."
|Gen 9:8 ¶ Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
|Gen 9:9 "Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you;
|Gen 9:10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.
|Gen 9:11 "I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth."
|Gen 9:12 God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;
|Gen 9:13 I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.
|Gen 9:14 "It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,
|Gen 9:15 and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.
|Gen 9:16 "When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."
|Gen 9:17 And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth."
|Gen 9:18 ¶ Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan.
|Gen 9:19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.
|Gen 9:20 ¶ Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard.
|Gen 9:21 He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.
|Gen 9:22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
|Gen 9:23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were turned away, so that they did not see their father's nakedness.
|Gen 9:24 When Noah awoke from his wine, he knew what his youngest son had done to him.
|Gen 9:25 So he said,
"Cursed be Canaan;
A servant of servants
He shall be to his brothers."
|Gen 9:26 He also said,
"Blessed be the LORD,
The God of Shem;
And let Canaan be his servant.
|Gen 9:27 "May God enlarge Japheth,
And let him dwell in the tents of Shem;
And let Canaan be his servant."
|Gen 9:28 ¶ Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.
|Gen 9:29 So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.