Genesis Chapter 9
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 God blesseth Noah. 4 Blood and murder are forbidden. 9 Gods Couenant 13 signified by the Rainebow. 18 Noah replenisheth the world, 20 planteth a Vineyard, 21 is drunken, and mocked of his sonne: 25 Curseth Canaan, 26 Blesseth Shem, 27 prayeth for Iaphet, 28 and dieth.
And God blessed Noah, and his sonnes, and said vnto them, Bee fruitfull and multiply, and replenish the earth.1
And the feare of you, & the dread of you shall be vpon euery beast of the earth, and vpon euery fowle of the aire, vpon all that mooueth vpon the earth, and vpon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they deliuered.
Euery mouing thing that liueth, shalbe meat for you; euen as the greene herbe haue I giuen you all things.3
But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall you not eate.4
And surely your blood of your liues will I require: at the hand of euery beast will I require it, & at the hand of man, at the hand of euery mans brother will I require the life of man.
Who so sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.6
And you, be ye fruitfull, and multiply, bring foorth aboundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
¶ And God spake vnto Noah, and to his sonnes with him, saying;
And I, behold, I establish my couenant with you, and with your seede after you:
And with euery liuing creature that is with you, of the fowle, of the cattell, and of euery beast of the earth with you, from all that goe out of the Arke, to euery beast of the earth.
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.11
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.
I doe set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a couenant, betweene me and the earth.
And it shall come to passe, when I bring a cloud ouer the earth, that the bow shall be seene in the cloud.14
And I will remember my couenant, which is betweene mee and you, and euery liuing creature of all flesh: and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
And the bow shalbe in the cloud; and I will looke vpon it, that I may remember the euerlasting couenant betweene God and euery liuing creature, of all flesh that is vpon the earth.
And God said vnto Noah, This is the token of the couenant, which I haue established betweene mee and all flesh, that is vpon the earth.
¶ And the sonnes of Noah that went forth of the Arke, were Shem, and Ham, and Iaphet: and Ham is the father of Canaan.18
These are the three sonnes of Noah: and of them was the whole earth ouerspread.
And Noah began to bee an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.
And he dranke of the wine, and was drunken, and hee was vncouered within his tent.
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakednesse of his father, and told his two brethren without.
And Shem and Iaphet tooke a garment, and layed it vpon both their shoulders, and went backward, and couered the nakednesse of their father, and their faces were backward, and they saw not their fathers nakednesse.
And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his yonger sonne had done vnto him.
And he said, Cursed bee Canaan: a seruant of seruants shall hee be vnto his brethren.
And hee saide, Blessed bee the LORD God of Shem, and Canaan shalbe his seruant.26
God shall enlarge Iaphet, and he shal dwel in the tents of Shem, and Canaan shalbe his seruant.27
¶ And Noah liued after the flood, three hundred and fifty yeeres.
And all the dayes of Noah were nine hundred & fifty yeeres, and he died.
Genesis Chapter 9 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Chap.1. 28. and 8. 17.
3 Chap.1. 29.
4 Leuit.17. 14.
6 Matt. 26. 52. reuel. 13.10. , Chap.1. 27.
14 Ecclus.43. 11,12.
18 Heb. Chenaan.
26 Or, seruant to them.
27 Or, perswade.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania