1 So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: Be fruitful and multiply, and fill
2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every living thing of the earth,
upon every flying creature of the heavens, upon everything that moves on the earth, and
upon all the fish of the sea. They have been entrusted into your hand.
3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have designated all things for you,
even as the green plants.
4 But you shall not eat flesh with its soul, that is, its blood.
5 Surely the blood of your souls will I require; at the hand of every living thing will I
require it, and at the hand of man. At the hand of every man's brother I will require the
soul of man.
6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God
He made man.
7 And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; swarm in the earth and multiply in it.
8 And God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying:
9 And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your seed after you,
10 and with every living creature that is with you: the flying creatures, the animals, and
every living thing of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every living thing of
11 Thus I have established My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by
the waters of a flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And 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 perpetual generations:
13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me
and the earth.
14 It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the
15 and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living
creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look upon it to remember the perpetual
covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God said to Noah, This is the sign of the covenant which I have established
between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18 Now the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And
Ham was the father of Canaan.
19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these they scattered throughout the
20 And Noah began to be a man of the land, and he planted a vineyard.
21 Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and was uncovered in his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two
23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went
backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were backward, and they
did not see the nakedness of their father.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and perceived what his younger son had done to
25 And he said: Cursed is Canaan; a servant of servants he shall be to his brethren.
26 And he said: Blessed is Jehovah the God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be
28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29 So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.