Genesis 9:3

“Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euery mouing thing that liueth, shalbe meat for you; euen as the greene herbe haue I giuen you all things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as {I gave} the green plant.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; As the green herb have I given you all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every living and moving thing will be food for you; I give them all to you as before I gave you all green things.
- Basic English Bible

Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you: as the green herb I give you everything.
- Darby Bible

Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things:
- Webster's Bible

Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.
- World English Bible

Every creeping thing that is alive, to you it is for food; as the green herb I have given to you the whole;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 9:3


9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you - Hitherto man had been confined to feed only upon the products of the earth, fruits, herbs and roots, and all sorts of corn and milk; so was the first grant, #Gen 1:29|. But the flood having perhaps washed away much of the virtue of the earth, and so rendered its fruits less pleasing, and less nourishing, God now enlarged the grant, and allowed man to eat flesh, which perhaps man himself never thought of 'till now. The precepts and provisos of this charter are no less kind and gracious, and instances of God's good - will to man. The Jewish doctors speak so often of the seven precepts of Noah, or of the sons of Noah, which they say were to be observed by all nations, that it may not be amiss to set them down. The first against the worship of idols. The second against blasphemy, and requiring to bless the name of God. The third against murder. The fourth against incest and all uncleanness. The fifth against theft and rapine. The sixth requiring the administration of justice. The seventh against eating flesh with the life. These the Jews required the observation of, from the proselytes of the gate. But the precepts here given, all concern the life of man. Man must not prejudice his own life by eating that food which is unwholsome, and prejudicial to his health.


Discussion for Genesis 9

  • Irene123
    To Netlace - You have done the same thing you have said I did. Nothing in Gen. says the 'wine' from the ark. It says nothing about 'wine' - fermented or not and nothing about grapes. How do you know there was wine on the ark? This is just an observation; no judging; please believe that.
  • Netlace
    RNM I agree 100 with you, would love to here more of your idea of the earth. Most know it is not a spinning marble chasing the sun, headed for hurcules...... Or I sure hope they do.... Bible proves it is stable.
  • Netlace
    The changing of grape juice to wine would occur quickly after the flood vs before because of the fall of the canopy. Whether the wine was leftover from before the flood or after, the new conditions of earth was new to Noah. I don't believe the age of his grandson is disclosed so time unknown. But prior to the flood wine kept a long time as unfermented. Noah walked with God, this was unintentional.
  • Netlace
    Irene123 ,, The reason for Noah becoming "drunk" is the wine had fermented because of the year in the ark. Someone who is not used to strong drink would easily become intoxicated. I am only aware of one occasion. He did not turn to drunken-ness. Please do not add such things, others may believe it to be truth...
  • Irene123
    To Charity eze - You need to KNOW - God is in CONTROL of everything - even our words. Noah was God's man - even though he turned to drunkenness after the flood; God still honored him. No one knows what Ham did, but- it was awful. God honored Noah's curse, and ONLY God had power to put it into effect. We have no power. Why Canaan? I have no answer for that. THAT - is God's business, not mine.
  • Irene123
    To Susan on Genesis ch. 9 -- I agree with you on that .................

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