Gen. 9:1 God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, “be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the region.

Gen. 9:2 The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every beast of the land, and on every bird of the heavens. Everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea are delivered into your hand.

Gen. 9:3 Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.

Gen. 9:4 But flesh with its life, its blood in it, you will not eat.

Gen. 9:5 I will surely require your blood of your lives. At the hand of every beast I will require it. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man’s brother, I will require the life of man.

Gen. 9:6 Whoever sheds man’s blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in His own image.

Gen. 9:7 Be fruitful and multiply. Increase abundantly in the land, and multiply in it.”

Gen. 9:8 God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,

Gen. 9:9 “As for me, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your offspring after you,

Gen. 9:10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the region with you, of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the region.

Gen. 9:11 I will establish My covenant with you: all flesh will not be cut off any longer by the waters of the flood, neither will there ever again be a flood to destroy this region.”

Gen. 9:12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for ongoing generations:

Gen. 9:13 I set My bow in the cloud, and it will be for a sign of a covenant between Me and this region.

Gen. 9:14 It will happen, when I bring a cloud over the land, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,

Gen. 9:15 and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

Gen. 9:16 The bow will be in the cloud. I will look at it that I may remember the perpetual covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on this region.”

Gen. 9:17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on this region.”

Gen. 9:18 The sons of Noah who went out from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham is the father of Canaan.

Gen. 9:19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these, the whole region was populated.

Gen. 9:20 Noah began to be a farmer, and planted a vineyard.

Gen. 9:21 He drank of the wine and got drunk. He was uncovered within his tent.

Gen. 9:22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.

Gen. 9:23 Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, went in backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were backwards, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.

Gen. 9:24 Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done to him.

Gen. 9:25 He said, “Canaan is cursed. He will be servant of servants to his brothers.”

Gen. 9:26 He said, “blessed be Yahweh, the God of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant.

Gen. 9:27 May God enlarge Japheth. Let him dwell in the tents of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant.”

Gen. 9:28 Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.

Gen. 9:29 All the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, then he died.