Genesis 9

Thomson(i) 1 Then God blessed Noe and his sons and said to them, "Increase and multiply and replenish the earth and have dominion over it; 2 and let the fear and the dread of you be upon all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds of the air, and on all that move on the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea. To you I have subjected them 3 and every reptile which hath life. They shall be food for you. As the herb of grass I have given you them all. 4 But flesh with the blood of life you shall not eat. 5 For with regard to your blood of your lives, I will indeed make inquisition for it at the hand of the beasts. At the hand of a man's brother I will make inquisition for the life of man. 6 He who sheddeth man's blood shall for it have his own blood poured out; for in an image of God I have made man. 7 As for you therefore be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and have dominion over it." 8 Moreover God spoke to Noe and to his sons with him, saying, 9 "Behold I renew my covenant with you and with your seed after you, 10 and with every living creature with you both birds and cattle and with all the wild beasts of the earth which are with you; even with all that went out of the ark. 11 And this covenant of mine I will lay before you. All flesh shall no more die by the water of a deluge; nor shall there any more be a deluge of water to destroy the whole earth." 12 Moreover the Lord God said to Noe, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature which is with you for perpetual generations. 13 This bow of mine I place in the clouds and it shall be for a sign of the covenant between me and the earth, 14 so that when I cause clouds to gather upon the earth, the bow shall be seen in the cloud; 15 and I will remember this my covenant, which is between me and you and every life living in all flesh, and the water shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When this my bow shall be in the cloud, I will look that I may remember the everlasting covenant between me and the earth and life living in all flesh which is on the earth. 17 Therefore [said God to Noe] this is the sign of the covenant which I have made between me and all flesh which is on the earth." 18 Now these were the sons of Noe who went out of the ark, Sem, Cham, and Japheth. And Cham was the father of Chanaan. 19 These three are the sons of Noe. From them men were disseminated over the whole earth. 20 Now Noe being a husbandman, began and planted a vineyard, 21 and he drank of the wine and was intoxicated and uncovered in his house. 22 And Cham, the father of Chanaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and going out told his two brothers without. 23 Whereupon Sem and Japheth took the garment and put it on both their shoulders, and went backwards and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces being turned from him, they did not see the nakedness of their father. 25 And when Noe recovered from the wine and knew what his younger son had done to him, 26 he said, "Ah devoted Chanaan! "To his brethren he will be a domestic servant. Moreover he said, "Blessed be the Lord God of Sem: "And let Chanaan be his domestic servant." 27 God make room for Japheth! "And let him dwell in the tents of Sem, And let Chanaan become his servant." 28 And Noe lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29 So all the days of Noe were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.