9Then God blessed Noah and his sons and told them, "Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth.H430H1288H5146H1121H559H6509H7235H4390H776 2All the animals of the earth, all the birds of the sky, all the small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the fish in the sea will look on you with fear and terror. I have placed them in your power.H4172H2844H2416H776H5775H8064H7430H127H1709H3220H3027H5414 3I have given them to you for food, just as I have given you grain and vegetables.H7431H2416H402H3418H6212H5414 4But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it.H389H1320H5315H1818H398 5"And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person's life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die. And anyone who murders a fellow human must die.H389H1818H5315H1875H3027H2416H1875H3027H120H3027H376H251H1875H5315H120 6If anyone takes a human life, that person's life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image.H8210H120H1818H120H1818H8210H6754H430H6213H120 7Now be fruitful and multiply, and repopulate the earth."H6509H7235H8317H776H7235 8Then God told Noah and his sons,H430H559H5146H1121H559 9"I hereby confirm my covenant with you and your descendants,H6965H1285H2233H310 10and with all the animals that were on the boat with you—the birds, the livestock, and all the wild animals—every living creature on earth.H2416H5315H5775H929H2416H776H3318H8392H2416H776 11Yes, I am confirming my covenant with you. Never again will floodwaters kill all living creatures; never again will a flood destroy the earth."H6965H1285H1320H3772H4325H3999H3999H7843H776 12Then God said, "I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come.H430H559H226H1285H589H5414H2416H5315H5769H1755 13I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth.H5414H7198H6051H226H1285H776 14When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds,H6049H6051H776H7198H7200H6051 15and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life.H2142H1285H2416H5315H1320H4325H5750H3999H7843H1320 16When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth."H7198H6051H7200H2142H5769H1285H996H430H996H2416H5315H1320H776 17Then God said to Noah, "Yes, this rainbow is the sign of the covenant I am confirming with all the creatures on earth."H430H559H5146H226H1285H6965H1320H776 18The sons of Noah who came out of the boat with their father were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham is the father of Canaan.)H1121H5146H3318H8392H8035H2526H3315H2526H1931H1H3667 19From these three sons of Noah came all the people who now populate the earth.H7969H1121H5146H776H5310 20After the flood, Noah began to cultivate the ground, and he planted a vineyard.H5146H2490H376H127H5193H3754 21One day he drank some wine he had made, and he became drunk and lay naked inside his tent.H8354H3196H7937H1540H8432H168 22Ham, the father of Canaan, saw that his father was naked and went outside and told his brothers.H2526H1H3667H7200H6172H1H5046H8147H251H2351 23Then Shem and Japheth took a robe, held it over their shoulders, and backed into the tent to cover their father. As they did this, they looked the other way so they would not see him naked.H8035H3315H3947H8071H7760H8147H7926H3212H322H3680H6172H1H6440H322H7200H1H6172 24When Noah woke up from his stupor, he learned what Ham, his youngest son, had done.H5146H3364H3196H3045H6996H1121H6213 25Then he cursed Canaan, the son of Ham: "May Canaan be cursed! May he be the lowest of servants to his relatives."H559H779H3667H5650H5650H251 26Then Noah said, "May the LORD, the God of Shem, be blessed, and may Canaan be his servant!H559H1288H3068H430H8035H3667H1961H5650 27May God expand the territory of Japheth! May Japheth share the prosperity of Shem, and may Canaan be his servant."H430H6601H3315H7931H168H8035H3667H5650 28Noah lived another 350 years after the great flood.H5146H2421H310H3999H7969H3967H8141H2572H8141 29He lived 950 years, and then he died.H3117H5146H8672H3967H8141H2572H8141H4191
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