Genesis Chapter 9

Genesis 9:1 God blessed Noah and his sons. God said to them Have many children. Fill the earth again with your people.

Genesis 9:2 Every animal on earth, every bird in the air, every animal that crawls on the ground, and every fish in the sea will be afraid of you. All of them will be under your control

Genesis 9:3 In the past, I gave you the green plants to eat. Now every animal will also be food for you. I give you everything on earth—it is yours

Genesis 9:4 But you must not eat meat that still has blood in it. Blood is like the life of someone.

Genesis 9:5 People must not kill other people, and animals must not kill people. If an animal kills a man, you must kill that animal. If a man kills another man, you must kill that man.

Genesis 9:6 I have made people to be like Me, like God. If a person kills someone, he must also die.

Genesis 9:7 Noah, you must have many children and their children must have more children. The earth must be full of people.

Genesis 9:8 God said to Noah and his sons:

Genesis 9:9 I, God, now make my promise to you and to your people who will live after you

Genesis 9:10 I am also making this promise with all the birds and the animals that were in the ark with you.

Genesis 9:11 This is my promise to you: All life on the earth was destroyed by the flood. But that will never happen again. A flood will never again destroy all life on the earth.

Genesis 9:12 God said to Noah: I will give you a sign to show that I have made a promise with you and with all the people and animals. I will remember this forever.

Genesis 9:13 I have put my rainbow in the sky. The rainbow is a proof of this promise between me, God, and the earth.

Genesis 9:14 When I bring clouds over the earth, you will see the rainbow in the clouds.

Genesis 9: 15 When I see this rainbow, I will remember the promise between me and you and every living thing on the earth. This rainbow says that a flood will never again destroy all life on the earth.

Genesis 9:16 When I look and see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the promise that will continues forever. I will remember the agreement between me and every living thing on the earth.

Genesis 9:17 So God said to Noah, This rainbow is proof of the Promise that I made with all living things on earth.

Genesis 9:18 Noah’s sons came out of the boat with him. Their names were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)

Genesis 9:19 These three men were Noah’s sons. And all the people on earth came from these three sons.

Genesis 9:20 Noah became a farmer and planted a vineyard.

Genesis 9:21 One day he drank too much of the wine that he had made, and he became drunk. He lay in his tent and started to sleep. He was also naked

Genesis 9:22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw that his father was naked and told his brothers who were outside the tent.

Genesis 9:23 Shem and Japheth took a robe, put it across their shoulders, and walked backward into the tent. Then they covered their father without looking at him.

Genesis 9:24 So Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his younger son had done to him.

Genesis 9:25 Noah said, May there be a curse on Canaan May he be a servant to his brothers.

Genesis 9:26 Noah also said, Praise the Lord, the God of Shem. Canaan will be Shem’s servant.

Genesis 9:27 I pray that God will give Japheth more and more fields and land. Japheth will live in Shem’s tents. Canaan will be Japheth’s servant.

Genesis 9:28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years.

Genesis 9:29 Noah lived a total of 950 years; then he died.