God blesseth Noah, granting him animal food, but forbidding the eating of blood, and murder. God's covenant signified by the rainbow. The earth is repeopled from Noah. He planteth a vineyard, is drunken, and mocked by Canaan, whom he curseth, and blesseth his other sons. His age and death.
1 AND God ablessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 And bthe fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
3 cEvery moving thing that liveth dshall be *meat for you; even as the egreen herb have I given you all things.
4 But fflesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
5 And gsurely your blood of your lives will I require; hat the hand of every beast will I require it, and iat the hand of man; at the hand of jevery man's brother will I require the life of man.
6 kWhoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: lfor in the image of God made he man.
7 And you, mbe ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
8 ¶And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, nI establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
10 And with oevery living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
11 And pI will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the qtoken of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my rbow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
- r: Re. 4:3
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And sI will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I tmay remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18 ¶And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were uShem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of 1Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20 And Noah began to be van *husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine, and was wdrunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and xtold his two brethren *without.
23 And yShem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25 And he said, zCursed be Canaan; aa servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, bBlessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be 2his servant.
27 God shall 3enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
28 ¶And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.