New International Version

Genesis 9:1-29

God’s Covenant With Noah

1Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. 2The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. 3Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

4“But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. 5And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.

6“Whoever sheds human blood,

by humans shall their blood be shed;

for in the image of God

has God made mankind.

7As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”

8Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 9“I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you 10and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 11I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

12And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

17So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”

The Sons of Noah

18The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) 19These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth.

20Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded9:20 Or soil, was the first to plant a vineyard. 21When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. 22Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside. 23But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked.

24When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, 25he said,

“Cursed be Canaan!

The lowest of slaves

will he be to his brothers.”

26He also said,

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem!

May Canaan be the slave of Shem.

27May God extend Japheth’s9:27 Japheth sounds like the Hebrew for extend. territory;

may Japheth live in the tents of Shem,

and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”

28After the flood Noah lived 350 years. 29Noah lived a total of 950 years, and then he died.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 9:1-29

上帝与挪亚立约

1上帝赐福给挪亚和他的儿子们,对他们说:“你们要生养众多,遍布地面。 2你们要管理所有地上的走兽、空中的飞鸟、地上的爬虫和海里的鱼,它们都必惧怕你们。 3凡是活着的动物都可作你们的食物,就像菜蔬和谷物一样。 4只是你们不可吃带血的肉,因为血就是生命。 5凡是杀人害命的,无论人或兽,我必向他们追讨血债。凡杀人的,我必追讨他的血债。 6凡杀害人的,也必被人杀害,因为人是上帝照着自己的形象造的。 7你们要生养众多,使地上人口兴旺。”

8上帝又对挪亚和他的儿子们说: 9“我要跟你们和你们的后代, 10以及所有和你们在一起、从方舟出来的飞禽走兽和牲畜等各种动物立约。 11我与你们立约,不再叫洪水淹没一切生灵,也不再让洪水毁灭大地。” 12上帝说:“我与你们及各种生灵立世代永存的约,我要给这个约一个记号。 13我把彩虹放在云中,作为我跟大地立约的记号。 14我使云彩覆盖大地的时候,会有彩虹在云中出现。 15这样我会记得我与你们及一切生灵所立的约,水就不会再泛滥淹灭所有生灵。 16当我看见彩虹在云中出现的时候,就会记得我与地上一切生灵立的永约。” 17上帝对挪亚说:“彩虹是我与地上一切生灵立约的记号。”

挪亚和他的儿子

18挪亚一起出方舟的有他的儿子雅弗迦南的父亲。 19挪亚这三个儿子的后代遍布天下。

20挪亚做了农夫,他是第一个栽种葡萄园的人。 21一天,他喝葡萄酒喝醉了,赤裸着身体躺在帐篷里。 22迦南的父亲看见他父亲赤身露体,便去告诉外面的两个弟兄。 23于是,雅弗拿了一件衣服搭在肩上,倒退着走进帐篷,把衣服盖在父亲身上,他们背着脸不看父亲赤裸的身体。

24挪亚酒醒后,知道了小儿子做的事, 25就说:

迦南该受咒诅,

必做他弟兄的仆人的仆人。”

26又说:

的上帝耶和华当受称颂!

迦南要做的仆人。

27愿上帝扩张雅弗的疆界,

愿他住在的帐篷里,

迦南做他的仆人。”

28洪水以后,挪亚又活了三百五十年。 29挪亚一生共活了九百五十岁。