The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 9:1–17

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And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them: 'Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.

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And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, and upon all wherewith the ground teemeth, and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered.

And the dread and the fear of you shall be upon all the wild beasts of the earth, on all the birds of the sky, and on all things moving upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea, I have placed them under you power.

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Every moving thing that liveth shall be for food for you; as the green herb have I given you all.

And every reptile which is living shall be to you for meat, I have given all things to you as the green herbs.

And everything that moves and lives will be food for you. Just as with the edible plants, I have delivered them all to you,

Only flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

But flesh with blood of life ye shall not eat.

except that flesh with blood you shall not eat.

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And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it; and at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, will I require the life of man.

For your blood of your lives will I require at the hand of all wild beasts, and I will require the life of man at the hand of his brother man.

For I will examine the blood of your lives at the hand of every beast. So also, at the hand of mankind, at the hand of each man and his brother, I will examine the life of mankind.

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Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made He man.

He that sheds man’s blood, instead of that blood shall his own be shed, for in the image of God I made man.

Whoever will shed human blood, his blood will be poured out. For man was indeed made to the image of God.

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And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; swarm in the earth, and multiply therein.'

But do ye increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and have dominion over it.

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And God spoke unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying

To Noah and to his sons with him, God also said this

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'As for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

And behold I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you,

“Behold, I will establish my covenant with you, and with your offspring after you,

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10  and with every living creature that is with you, the fowl, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.

10  and with every living soul that is with you: as much with the birds as with the cattle and all the animals of the earth that have gone forth from the ark, and with all the wild beasts of the earth.

11  And I will establish My covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.'

11  I will establish my covenant with you, and no longer will all that is flesh be put to death by the waters of a great flood, and, henceforth, there will not be a great flood to utterly destroy the earth.”

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12  And God said: 'This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations

12  And the Lord God said to Noe, This is the sign of the covenant which I set between me and you, and between every living creature which is with you for perpetual generations.

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13  I have set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.

13  I will place my arc in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the pact between myself and the earth.

14  And it shall come to pass, when I bring clouds over the earth, and the bow is seen in the cloud,

14  And when I obscure the sky with clouds, my arc will appear in the clouds.

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

15  And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you, and between every living soul in all flesh, and there shall no longer be water for a deluge, so as to blot out all flesh.

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16  And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.'

17  And God said unto Noah: 'This is the token of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth.'