Genesis 9:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I wil establish my couenant with you, neither shal all flesh be cut off any more, by the waters of a flood, neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will make my agreement with you; never again will all flesh be cut off by the waters; never again will the waters come over all the earth for its destruction.
- Basic English Bible

And I establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood, and henceforth there shall be no flood to destroy the earth.
- Darby Bible

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

I will establish my covenant with you: all flesh will not be cut off any more by the waters of the flood, neither will there ever again be a flood to destroy the earth."
- World English Bible

And I have established My covenant with you, and all flesh is not any more cut off by waters of a deluge, and there is not any more a deluge to destroy the earth.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 9:11


9:11 There shall not any more be a flood - God had drowned the world once, and still it is as provoking as ever; yet he will never drown it any more, for he deals not with us according to our sins. This promise of God keeps the sea and clouds in their decreed place, and sets them gates and bars, Hitherto they shall come, #Job 38:10|,11. If the sea should flow but for a few days, as it doth twice every day for a few hours, what desolations would it make? So would the clouds, if such showers as we have sometimes seen, were continued long. But God by flowing seas, and sweeping rains, shews what he could do in wrath; and yet by preserving the earth from being deluged between both, shews what he can do in mercy, and will do in truth.


Discussion for Genesis 9

  • Lu2677
    V.9 Noah drank wine and was drunk, it is not figuratively speaking! V.24 Noah awoke from his wine. There is no context in these 2 v. of devine ecstacy or cultivating truth.
  • Seeker
    Noah's drunkenness describes figuratively a state of divine ecstacy, since his planting of a vineyard implies his cultivation of Truth and Holiness.
  • Marcelo
    Noah cursed his son Ham, who was the predestinated to be the father of Canaan, and Ham sinned when he saw the nakedness of Noah, so that was the reason for what Canaan was cursed, for this reason Canaan become the servants of servants of his brethren. Ham and his descendants were the ones to replenish the earth of all that regions of Canaan throughout Africa, so Japheth in the tends of Shem.
  • Nige'
    Charity eze's. At that time there was a culture that attributed the conduct character of an individual to the father: e.g, after David had slain Goliath Saul enquired whose son David was - 1Sam 17:55-58, also 1Kings 5:7 and many others, as Soloman himself taught, Prov 22:6 train up the child in the way he should go... Had Noah cursed Ham, he would have been attributing the character and actions on Ham to himself in pronouncing the curse toward Canaan he was clearly showing where the source of the wickedness lay. Though it's not immediately obvious, Noah actually then blesses Canaan: the declaration "a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren" follows the same cultural idiom used later on in phrases such as King of kings and Lord of lords. It's a statement of declaring excellence. History has indeed shown that the descendants of Canaan have indeed served many nations through their creativity and ingenuity.
  • JP
    Hey there my friend. It was Noah, not God, who cursed Canaan. Many thanks to you and have a nice day! God bless
  • Charity eze
    Why God cursed the son of Ham Canaan and not Ham him self. I need to know why. If we do something wrong , the course goes to the innocent children? What of the person has no child to who will the punishment go? Pls, I would like to know

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