New American Standard Bible

Genesis 9

Covenant of the Rainbow

1And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the [a]sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given. Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant. Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. Surely I will require [b]your lifeblood; [c]from every beast I will require it. And [d]from every man, [e]from every man’s brother I will require the life of man.

“Whoever sheds man’s blood,
By man his blood shall be shed,
For in the image of God
He made man.
“As for you, be fruitful and multiply;
[f]Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.”

Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying, “Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your [g]descendants after you; 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth. 11 I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 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 [h]all successive generations; 13 I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. 14 It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud, 15 and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on 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 on the earth.”

18 Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan. 19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was [i]populated.

20 Then Noah began [j]farming and planted a vineyard. 21 He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. 23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were [k]turned away, so that they did not see their father’s nakedness. 24 When Noah awoke from his wine, he knew what his youngest son had done to him. 25 So he said,

“Cursed be Canaan;
[l]A servant of servants
He shall be to his brothers.”

26 He also said,

“Blessed be the Lord,
The God of Shem;
And let Canaan be [m]his servant.
27 “May God enlarge Japheth,
And let him dwell in the tents of Shem;
And let Canaan be [n]his servant.”

28 Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood. 29 So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 9:2 Lit heavens
  2. Genesis 9:5 Lit your blood of your lives
  3. Genesis 9:5 Lit from the hand of
  4. Genesis 9:5 Lit from the hand of
  5. Genesis 9:5 Lit from the hand of
  6. Genesis 9:7 Lit Swarm in the earth
  7. Genesis 9:9 Lit seed
  8. Genesis 9:12 Or everlasting generations
  9. Genesis 9:19 Lit scattered
  10. Genesis 9:20 Lit to be a farmer
  11. Genesis 9:23 Lit backward
  12. Genesis 9:25 I.e. The lowest of servants
  13. Genesis 9:26 Or their
  14. Genesis 9:27 Or their

Japanese Living Bible

創世記 9

神の祝福と契約

1神は、ノアと息子たちを祝福しました。そして、子どもがたくさん生まれ、全地に増え広がるようにと命じたのです。 2-3 「野の獣と鳥と魚はみな、あなたたちを恐れるようになるだろう。あなたたちは動物を治めなさい。穀物と野菜のほかに動物も食用として与えよう。 しかし、いのちの源である血をすっかり抜き取ったあとでなければ、食べてはならない。 5-6 人のいのちを奪うことは禁じる。人を殺した動物は生かしておいてはならない。人のいのちを奪う者には、同じくいのちが求められる。人殺しは、神に似せて造られた者を殺すことになるからだ。 子どもをたくさん産みなさい。どんどん増え広がって、世界を治めなさい。」

それから神は、ノアと息子たちに約束しました。 9-11 「あなたたちとあなたたちの子孫、生き残った鳥、家畜、野生の動物すべてに、わたしはおごそかに誓う。もう二度と洪水で世界を滅ぼしたりはしない。 12 その約束のしるしに、 13 雲の中に虹をかけよう。この約束は、あなたたちと全世界に対し、この世の終わりまで効力を持つ。 14 雲が大地を覆う時、虹が雲の中に輝くだろう。 15 その時わたしは、いのちあるものを二度と洪水で滅ぼさないと、堅く約束したことを思い出そう。 16-17 雲間にかかる虹が、地上のすべての生き物に対する永遠の約束を思い出させるからだ。」

ノアの息子たち

18 ノアの三人の息子はセム、ハム、ヤペテで、このうちハムがカナン人の先祖に当たります。 19 この三人から世界のあらゆる国民が出たのです。

20-21 さて、ノアは農夫となり、ぶどうを栽培してぶどう酒を作るようになりました。ある日、彼はぶどう酒に酔って前後不覚になり、裸のままテントの中で寝入ってしまいました。 22 その醜態を見たハムはあわてて外に飛び出し、二人の兄に、父親が裸で寝ていることを話しました。 23 話を聞いたセムとヤペテは父の服を取りに行き、その服を自分たちの肩にかけ、二人並んでうしろ向きのままそろそろとテントに入りました。そして、父親の裸を見ないように注意しながら、服を肩から落として、父の体にかけたのです。 24-25 ノアは酔いがさめて起き上がると、とっさに何があったのか悟りました。末の息子ハムがしたことを知った時、彼はこう言いました。

「カナン人〔ハムの子カナンから出た民族〕はのろわれよ。
セムとヤペテの奴隷となって仕えよ。」

26-27 また、こう言いました。

「神がセムを祝福なさるように。
カナンは彼の奴隷となれ。
神がヤペテを祝福し、
セムの繁栄にあずかる者としてくださるように。
カナンは彼の奴隷となれ。」

28-29 ノアは洪水のあとさらに三百五十年生き、九百五十歳で死にました。