Covenant of the Rainbow
1 And God° blessed° Noah° and his sons° and said° to them, “aBe fruitful° and multiply°, and fill° the earth°.
2 The fear° of you and the terror° of you will be on every° beast° of the earth° and on every° bird° of the Isky°; with everything° that creeps° on the ground°, and all° the fish° of the sea°, into your hand° they are given°.
3 Every° moving° thing° that is alive° shall be food° for you; I give° all° to you, aas [I gave] the green° plant°.
4 Only° you shall not eat° flesh° with its life°, [that is], aits blood°.
5 Surely° I will require° Iayour lifeblood°°; IIbfrom every° beast° I will require° it. And IIfrom [every] man°, IIfrom every° man’s° brother° I will require° the life° of man°.
 aGn 1:28; 9:7
 ILit heavens
 aGn 1:29
 aLv 7:26f; 17:10-16; 19:26; Dt 12:16, 23; 15:23; 1S 14:34; Ac 15:20, 29
 ILit your blood of your lives IILit from the hand of aEx 20:13; 21:12 bEx 21:28, 29
 aEx 21:12-14; Lv 24:17; Nu 35:33; Mt 26:52 bGn 1:26, 27
 ILit Swarm in the earth aGn 9:1
8 ¶ Then God° spoke° to Noah° and to his sons° with him, saying°, 9 “Now behold°, aI Myself° do establish° My covenant° with you, and with your Idescendants° after° you; 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°. 11 I establish° My covenant° with you; and all° flesh° shall anever° again° be cut° off° by the water° of the flood°, bneither° shall there again° be a flood° to destroy° the earth°.” 12 God° said°, “This° is athe sign° of the covenant° which° I am making° between° Me and you and every° living° creature° that is with you, for Iall° successive° generations°; 13 I set° My abow° in the cloud°, and it shall be for a sign° of a covenant° between° Me and the earth°. 14 It shall come° about, when I bring° a cloud° over° the earth°, that the bow° will be seen° in the cloud°, 15 and aI will remember° My covenant°, which° is between° Me and you and every° living° creature° of all° flesh°; and bnever° again° shall the water° become° a flood° to destroy° all° flesh°. 16 When the bow° is in the cloud°, then I will look° upon it, to remember° the aeverlasting° covenant° between° God° and every° living° creature° of all° flesh° that is on the earth°.” 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°.”
 ILit seed aGn 6:18
 aGn 8:21 bIs 54:9
 IOr everlasting generations aGn 9:13, 17; 17:11
 aEzk 1:28
 aLv 26:42, 45; Dt 7:9; Ezk 16:60 bGn 9:11
 aGn 17:13, 19; 2S 23:5
18 ¶ Now the sons° of Noah° who came° out of the ark° were Shem° and Ham° and Japheth°; and aHam° was the father° of Canaan°. 19 These° three° [were] the sons° of Noah°, and afrom these° the whole° earth° was Ipopulated°.
20 ¶ Then Noah° began° Ifarming°° and planted° a vineyard°.
21 He drank° of the wine° and abecame° drunk°, and uncovered° himself inside° his tent°.
22 Ham°, the father° of Canaan°, asaw° the nakedness° of his father°, and told° his two° brothers° outside°.
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 Iturned° away°, so that they did not see° their father’s° nakedness°.
24 When Noah° awoke° from his wine°, he knew° what° his youngest° son° had done° to him.
25 So he said°,
 ILit to be a farmer
 aPv 20:1
 aHab 2:15
 ILit backward
 II.e. The lowest of servants aDt 27:16 bJsh 9:23
 IOr their aGn 14:20; 24:27
 IOr their aGn 10:2-5; Is 66:19
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God blesseth Noah.
1 ¶ And Godº blessedºª² Noahº and his sons,º and saidºª unto them, Be fruitful,ºª and multiply,ºª and replenishºª² the earth.º 2 And the fear² of you¹ and the dread² of you¹ shall be² upon² every² beastº of the earth,º and upon² every² fowlº of the air,º upon all² that² movethºª [upon] the earth,º and upon all² the fishesº of the sea;º into your handº are they delivered.ºª 3 Every² moving thingº that² livethº shall be² meatº for you; even as the greenº herbº have I givenºª you² all things.²
 Gn 1:22, 28; 2:3; 8:17; 9:7, 19; 10:32; 24:60; Ps 112:1; 128:3; Is 51:2.
 Gn 1:28; 2:19; 35:5; Lv 26:6, 22; Jb 5:22; Ps 8:4; 104:20; Ezk 34:25; Ho 2:18; Jm 3:7.
 Gn 1:29; Lv 11:1; 22:8; Dt 12:15; 14:3; Ps 104:14; Ac 10:12; Ro 14:3, 14, 17, 20; 1Co 10:23, 25, 31; Col 2:16, 21; 1Ti 4:3.
Blood and murder are forbidden.
4 Butº fleshº with the lifeº thereof, [which is] the bloodº thereof, shall ye not² eat.ºª 5 And surelyº² your bloodº of your livesº will I require;ºª at the handº² of every² beastº will I require² it,¹ª and at the handº² of man;º at the handº² of every man'sº brotherº will I requireºª² the lifeº of man.º 6 Whoso sheddethºª man'sº blood,º by manº shall his bloodº be shed:ºª for² in the imageº of Godº madeºª he² man.º 7 And you,² be ye fruitful,ºª and multiply;ºª bring forth abundantlyºª in the earth,º and multiplyºª therein.
 Lv 3:17; 7:26; 17:10; 19:26; Dt 12:16, 23; 14:21; 15:23; 1S 14:34; Ac 15:20, 25, 29; 1Ti 4:4.
 Gn 4:9; Ex 21:12, 28; Lv 19:16; Nu 35:31; Dt 21:1; Ps 9:12; Mt 23:35; Ac 17:26.
 Gn 1:26; 5:1; Ex 21:12; 22:2; Lv 17:4; 24:17; Nu 35:25; 1K 2:5, 28; Ps 51:4; Mt 26:52; Ro 13:4; Jm 3:9; Rv 13:10.
 Gn 1:28; 8:17; 9:1, 19.
9 And I,² behold,² I establishºª² my covenantº with² you, and with² your seedº after² you;¹ 10 And with² every² livingº creatureº that² [is] with² you, of the fowl,º of the cattle,º and of every² beastº of the earthº with² you; from all²² that go outºª of the ark,º to every² beastº of the earth.º 11 And I will establishºª² my covenantº with² you; neither² shall all² fleshº be cut offºª any more² by the watersº² of a flood;º neither² shall there any more² be² a floodº to destroyºª the earth.º 12 And Godº said,ºª This² [is] the tokenº of the covenantº which² Iº makeºª between² me and you and every² livingº creatureº that² [is] with² you, for perpetualº generations:º
 Gn 6:18; 9:11, 17; 17:7; 22:17; Is 54:9; Jr 31:35; 33:20; Ro 1:3.
 Gn 8:1; 9:15; Jb 38:1; 41:1; Ps 36:5; 145:9; Jna 4:11.
 Gn 7:21; 8:21; Is 54:9; 2P 3:7, 11.
 Gn 17:11; Ex 12:13; 13:16; Jsh 2:12; Mt 26:26; 1Co 11:23.
signified by the rainbow.
13 I do setºª² my bowº in the cloud,º and it shall be² for a tokenº of a covenantº between² me and the earth.º 14 And it shall come to pass,² when I bringºª a cloudº over² the earth,º that the bowº shall be seenºª in the cloud:º 15 And I will rememberºª² my covenant,º which² [is] between² me and you and every² livingº creatureº of all² flesh;º and the watersº shall no² moreº become² a floodº to destroyºª all² flesh.º 16 And the bowº shall be² in the cloud;º and I will look upon² it,¹ª that I may rememberºª the everlastingº covenantº betweenº Godº and¹ every² livingº creatureº of all² fleshº that² [is] upon² the earth.º 17 And Godº saidºª unto² Noah,º This² [is] the tokenº of the covenant,º which² I have establishedºª between² me and all² fleshº that² [is] upon² the earth.º
 Ezk 1:28; Rv 4:3; 10:1.
 Ex 28:12; Lv 26:42; Dt 7:9; 1K 8:23; Ne 9:32; Ps 106:45; Is 54:8; Jr 14:21; Ezk 16:60; Lk 1:72.
 Gn 8:21; 9:9; 17:13, 19; 2S 23:5; Ps 89:3; Is 54:8; 55:3; Jr 32:40; He 13:20.
Noah replenisheth the world,
18 ¶ And the sonsº of Noah,º that went forthºª of² the ark,º were² Shem,º and Ham,º and Japheth:º and Hamº¹ [is] the fatherº of Canaan.º 19 These² [are] the threeº sonsº of Noah:º and of them²² was the whole² earthº overspread.ºª
planteth a vinyard,
 Gn 3:18, 23; 4:2; 5:29; Dt 20:6; 28:30; Pv 10:11; 12:11; 24:30; Ec 5:9; So 1:6; Is 28:24; 1Co 9:7.
is drunken, and mocked of his son,
21 And he drankºª of² the wine,º and was drunken;ºª and he was uncoveredºª withinº his tent.º 22 And Ham,º the fatherº of Canaan,º sawºª² the nakednessº of his father,º and toldºª his twoº brethrenº without.º 23 And Shemº and Japhethº tookºª² a garment,º and laidºª [it] upon² bothº their shoulders,º and went¹ª² backward,º and coveredºª² the nakednessº of their father;º and their facesº [were] backward,º and they sawºª not² their father'sº nakedness.º 24 And Noahº awokeºª from his wine,º² and knewºª² what² his youngerº sonº had doneºª unto him.
 Gn 6:9; 19:32; Pv 20:1; 23:31; Ec 7:20; Hab 2:15; Lk 22:3; Ro 13:13; 1Co 10:12; Ga 5:21; Tit 2:2; Rv 3:18.
 Gn 9:25; 10:6, 15; 2S 1:19; 1Ch 1:8, 13; Ps 35:20; 40:15; 70:3; Pv 25:9; 30:17; Ob 1:12; Mt 18:15; 1Co 13:6; Ga 6:1.
 Ex 20:12; Lv 19:32; Ro 13:7; Ga 6:1; 1Ti 5:1, 17, 19; 1P 2:17; 4:8.
 Gn 3:14; 4:11; 9:22; 49:7; Dt 27:16; 28:18; Jsh 9:23, 27; Jg 1:28; 1K 9:20; 2Ch 8:7; Mt 25:41; Jn 8:34.
prayeth for Japheth,
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