Genesis 9:8

“And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 9:8

And God spake vnto Noah, and to his sonnes with him, saying;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said to Noah and to his sons,
- Basic English Bible

And God spoke to Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
- Darby Bible

And God spoke to Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
- Webster's Bible

God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
- World English Bible

And God speaketh unto Noah, and unto his sons with him, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God spoke unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 9:8

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 9:8


9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood - Whether upon a sudden provocation, or premeditated, (for rash anger is heart - murder as well as malice prepense, #Mt 5:21|,22), by man shall his blood be shed - That is, by the magistrate, or whoever is appointed to be the avenger of blood. Before the flood, as it should seem by the story of Cain, God took the punishment of murder into his own hands; but now he committed this judgment to men, to masters of families at first, and afterwards to the heads of countries. For in the image of God made he man - Man is a creature dear to his Creator, and therefore ought to be so to us; God put honour upon him, let us not then put contempt upon him. Such remains of God's image are still even upon fallen man, that he who unjustly kills a man, defaceth the image of God, and doth dishonour to him.

9:9 We have here the general establishment of God's covenant with this new world, and the extent of that covenant.


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