Genesis 9:12

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 9:12

And God said, This is the token of the Couenant which I make betweene mee and you, and euery liuing creature that is with you, for perpetuall generations.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said, This is the sign of the agreement which I make between me and you and every living thing with you, for all future generations:
- Basic English Bible

And God said, This is the sign of the covenant that I set between me and you and every living soul that is with you, for everlasting generations:
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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:
- World English Bible

And God saith, `This is a token of the covenant which I am giving between Me and you, and every living creature that [is] with you, to generations age-during;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 9:12

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 9:12


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.

9:13 I set my bow in the clouds - The rainbow, 'tis likely was seen in the clouds before, but was never a seal of the covenant 'till now. Now, concerning this seal of the covenant, observe, This seal is affixed with repeated assurances of the truth of that promise, which it was designed to be the ratification of; I do set my bow in the cloud, #Ge 9:13|. It shall be seen in the cloud, #Ge 9:14|. and it shall be a token of the covenant, #Ge 9:12|,13. And I will remember my covenant, that the waters shall no more become a flood, #Ge 9:15|. Nay, as if the eternal Mind needed a memorandum, I will look upon it that I may remember the everlasting covenant, #Ge 9:16|. The rainbow appears when the clouds are most disposed to wet; when we have most reason to fear the rain prevailing, God shews this seal of the promise that it shall not prevail. The rainbow appears when one part of the sky is clear, which imitates mercy remembered in the midst of wrath, and the clouds are hemmed as it were with the rainbow, that it may not overspread the heavens, for the bow is coloured rain, or the edges of a cloud gilded. As God looks upon the bow that he may remember the covenant, so should we, that we also may be ever mindful of the covenant with faith and thankfulness.


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