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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.

King James Version

Genesis 9:1-29

1And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. 2And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. 3Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. 4But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. 5And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. 6Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. 7And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

8¶ And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; 10And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. 11And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall 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.

12And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. 17And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

18¶ And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.9.18 Canaan: Heb. Chenaan 19These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. 20And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: 21And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 23And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.

24And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. 25And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.9.26 his servant: or, servant to them 27God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.9.27 enlarge: or, persuade

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