1Then God gave his blessing to Noah and his sons. He said to them, “Have children and increase your numbers. Fill the earth.2“All of the land animals will be afraid of you. All of the birds of the air will fear you. Every creature that moves along the ground will fear you. Every fish in the oceans will also be afraid of you. Every living thing is put under your control.3“Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. I have already given you the green plants for food. Now I am giving you everything.4“But you must not eat meat that still has blood in it.5You can be sure that I will hold someone accountable if you are murdered. I will even hold animals accountable if they kill you. I will also hold anyone accountable who murders another person.6“Anyone who murders man will be killed by man. That is because I have made man in my own likeness.7“Have children and increase your numbers. Multiply on the earth and increase your numbers on it.”8Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons who were with him. He said,9“I am now making my covenant with you and with all of your children who will be born after you.10I am making it also with every living thing that was with you in the ark. I am making my covenant with the birds, the livestock and all of the wild animals. I am making it with all of the creatures that came out of the ark with you. I am making it with every living thing on earth.11“Here is my covenant that I am making with you. The waters of a flood will never destroy all life again. A flood will never destroy the earth again.”12God continued, “My covenant is between me and you and every living thing with you. It is a covenant for all time to come. “Here is the sign of the covenant I am making.13I have put my rainbow in the clouds. It will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.14Sometimes when I bring clouds over the earth, a rainbow will appear in them.15Then I will remember my covenant between me and you and every kind of living thing. The waters will never become a flood to destroy all life again.16“When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it. I will remember that my covenant will last forever. It is a covenant between me and every kind of living thing on earth.”17So God said to Noah, “The rainbow is the sign of my covenant. I have made my covenant between me and all life on earth.”
The Sons of Noah
18The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan.19The people who were scattered over the earth came from Noah's three sons.20Noah was a man who worked the ground. He decided to plant a vineyard.21He drank some of its wine. It made him drunk. Then he lay down inside his tent without any clothes on.22Ham saw his father's naked body. Ham was the father of Canaan. Ham went outside and told his two brothers.23But Shem and Japheth took a piece of clothing. They laid it across their shoulders. Then they walked backward into the tent. They covered their father's body. They turned their faces away. They didn't want to see their father's naked body.24Then Noah woke up from his sleep that was caused by the wine. He found out what his youngest son had done to him.25He said, “May a curse be put on Canaan. He will be the lowest of slaves to his brothers.”26Noah also said, “May the Lord, the God of Shem, be blessed. May Canaan be the slave of Shem.27May God add land to Japheth's territory. May Japheth live in the tents of Shem. And may Canaan be their slave.”28After the flood Noah lived 350 years.29Noah lived a total of 950 years. Then he died.
English Standard Version
1And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. (Ge 1:22; Ge 1:28; Ge 8:17)2The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. (Ps 8:6; Jas 3:7)3Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. (Ge 1:29; De 12:15; 1Ti 4:3)4But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. (Le 17:10; Le 17:14; De 12:16; De 12:23; 1Sa 14:33; Ac 15:20; Ac 15:29)5And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. (Ge 4:10; Ex 21:28)6“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image. (Ge 1:27; Ge 5:1; Ex 21:12; Ex 21:14; Le 24:17; Nu 35:31; Nu 35:33; Mt 26:52; Jas 3:9; Re 13:10)7And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.”8Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him,9“Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, (Ge 6:18; Ge 8:20)10and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth.11I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” (Isa 54:9)12And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: (Ge 17:11)13I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. (Eze 1:28; Re 4:3; Re 10:1)14When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds,15I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. (Le 26:42; Le 26:45; 1Ki 8:23; Eze 16:60)16When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” (Ge 17:7; Ge 17:13; Ge 17:19)17God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
18The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) (Ge 5:32; Ge 10:1)19These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the people of the whole earth were dispersed. (Ge 10:32)20Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard.21He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent.22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside.23Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned backward, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.24When Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his youngest son had done to him, (Hab 2:15)25he said, “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.” (De 27:16; Jos 9:23; Jud 1:28; 1Ki 9:20)26He also said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be his servant.27May God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.”28After the flood Noah lived 350 years.29All the days of Noah were 950 years, and he died.