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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.

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Génesis 9:1-29

A aliança de Deus com Noé

1Deus abençoou Noé e os seus filhos e disse-lhes que se multiplicassem e repovoassem a Terra.

2“Todas as criaturas da Terra, assim como os pássaros e os peixes, terão medo de vocês”, disse-lhes Deus. “Porque coloquei-os sob o vosso domínio. 3Servirão para vosso alimento e subsistência, para além da comida de origem vegetal.

4Mas nunca comam a carne com a sua vida, isto é, com o sangue. 5Nunca assassinem um ser humano. Pedir-vos-ei contas do sangue humano que tenham feito derramar. E até aos animais que matarem criaturas humanas pedirei contas do sangue que derramaram, porque era a sua vida.

6Quem assassinar um ser humano terá de morrer, pois ele foi feito à imagem de Deus.

7Multipliquem-se pois, repovoem a Terra e subjuguem-na.”

8Deus disse mais a Noé e aos seus filhos: 9“Faço a minha aliança contigo, com todos os teus descendentes, 10e não só em relação a esses, mas a todo o ser vivo que trouxeste contigo durante o dilúvio. 11Estabeleço a minha aliança contigo. Nunca mais mandarei à Terra uma cheia semelhante que destrua tudo o que existe.

12E este será o sinal da aliança eterna que faço convosco, e com todos os seres vivos que estão convosco: 13aparecerá um arco nas nuvens, como sinal da minha aliança com a Terra. 14Quando o céu se acumular de nuvens e houver chuva, há de aparecer esse arco, 15como lembrança da minha aliança contigo e com todo o ser vivo, de que nunca mais destruirei a vida que existe, por meio de um dilúvio semelhante. 16O arco, ao surgir entre as nuvens, lembrar-me-á desta aliança eterna, que existe entre mim e todos os seres vivos, com tudo o que vive na Terra. 17Este é o sinal, para todos os seres que existem na Terra, da aliança que faço convosco”, disse Deus a Noé.

Os filhos de Noé

18Os nomes dos três filhos de Noé eram Sem, Cam e Jafete. Cam é aquele de quem descendem todos os cananeus. 19Destes três vieram todos os povos da Terra.

20Noé tornou-se agricultor, plantou vinhas e foi vinicultor. 21Um dia, embriagou-se e despiu-se completamente dentro da sua tenda. 22Cam, o pai de Canaã, viu o pai despido e foi chamar os outros dois irmãos. 23Então Sem e Jafete pegaram numa capa e, de costas, com a capa suspensa pelos ombros, aproximaram-se do pai no meio da tenda e cobriram-o, sem o terem visto nu.

24Quando Noé se refez da embriaguês e soube o que tinha acontecido, e a forma como Cam, o filho mais novo, tinha agido, 25amaldiçoou os descendentes de Cam:

“Malditos sejam os cananeus.

Que se tornem escravos dos descendentes de Sem e de Jafete.”

26E acrescentou:

“Que o Senhor Deus abençoe Sem.

Que os cananeus o sirvam.

27Que Deus abençoe Jafete

e partilhe da prosperidade de Sem,

e que os cananeus o sirvam igualmente.”

28Noé viveu ainda 350 anos depois do dilúvio. 29Tinha 950 anos quando morreu.