Covenant with Noahs Descendants
1God blessed Noah and his sons, and He said to them, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the land.
2The fear and terror of you will be on every wild animal, and on every flying creature of the sky, with everything that crawls on the ground and with all the fish of the seainto your hand they are given.
3Every crawling thing that is alive will be food for you, as are the green plantsI have now given you everything.
4Only flesh with its lifethat is, its bloodyou must not eat!
5Surely your lifeblood will I avenge. From every animal and from every person will I avenge it. From every persons brother will I avenge that persons life.
6The one who sheds human blood, by a human will his blood be shed, for in Gods image He made humanity.
7But as for you, be fruitful and multiply! Flourish in the land and multiply in it.
8Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
9Now I, behold, I am about to establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you,
10and with every living creature that is with you, including the flying creatures, the livestock, and every wild animal with you, of all that is coming out of the arkevery animal of the earth.
11I will confirm My covenant with younever again will all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again will there be a flood to ruin the land.
12Then God said, This is the sign of the covenant that I am making between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you for all future generations.
13My rainbow do I place in the cloud, and it will be a sign of the covenant between Me and the land.
14Whenever I bring clouds over the land and the rainbow appears in the clouds,
15I will remember My covenant that is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16When the rainbow is in the cloud, I will look at it, to remember the perpetual covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the land.
17Then God said to Noah, This is the sign of the covenant that I have confirmed between Me and all flesh that is on the land.
Dispersion of Noahs Family
18Noahs sons who came out from the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth, and Ham was the father of Canaan.
19These three were Noahs sons, and from these the whole earth dispersed.
20Then Noah, a man of the soil, was first to plant a vineyard.
21He drank some of the wine, got drunk, and was uncovered in his tent.
22Then Ham, Canaans father, saw his fathers private parts and told his two brothers outside.
23So Shem and Japheth took the cloak and laid it over both their shoulders and walked backwards and with it covered their fathers private parts. But their faces were turned away, so they did not see their fathers private parts.
24When Noah woke up from his wine, he learned what his youngest son had done to him.
25So he said, Cursed is Canaan: the lowest slave will he be to his brothers.
26He also said, Blessed be Adonai, God of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.
27May God enlarge Japheth, may he dwell in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave.
28Now Noah lived 350 years after the flood.
29So all Noahs days were 950 years. Then he died.