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.

New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 9:1-29

እግዚአብሔር ከኖኅ ጋር የገባው ኪዳን

1እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ኖኅንና ልጆቹን እንዲህ ሲል ባረካቸው፤ “ብዙ ተባዙ፤ ምድርንም ሙሏት፤ 2አስፈሪነታችሁና አስደንጋ ጭነታችሁ፦ በዱር አራዊት፣ በሰማይ አዕዋፍ፣ በደረት በሚሳቡ ተንቀሳቃሽ ፍጡሮችና በባሕር ዓሦች ሁሉ ላይ ይሁን፤ በእጃችሁ ተሰጥተዋል። 3ሕያውና ተንቀሳቃሽ ፍጡር ሁሉ ምግብ ይሁናችሁ፤ ለምለሙን ዕፀዋት እንደ ሰጠኋችሁ፣ አሁን ደግሞ ሁሉን ሰጠኋችሁ።

4“ነገር ግን ሕይወቱ፣ ማለት ደሙ ገና በውስጡ ያለበትን ሥጋ አትብሉ። 5ሰውን የገደለ ሁሉ ስለሟቹ ደም ተጠያቂ ነው፤ የሟቹን ሰው ደም ከገዳዩ፣ ከእንስሳም ይሁን ከሰው እሻለሁ።

6“የሰውን ደም የሚያፈስ ሁሉ፣

ደሙ በሰው እጅ ይፈሳል፤

በእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) አምሳል፣

እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ሰውን ሠርቶታልና።

7እናንተ ግን ብዙ ተባዙ፤ ዘራችሁ በምድር ላይ ይብዛ፤ ይንሠራፋ።”

8እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ኖኅንና አብረውት ያሉትን ልጆቹን እንዲህ አላቸው፤ 9“እነሆ፤ ከእናንተና ከእናንተ በኋላ ከሚመጣው ዘራችሁ ጋር ኪዳኔን እመሠርታለሁ፤ 10እንዲሁም ከእናንተ ጋር ከነበሩት ሕያዋን ፍጡራን ሁሉ፦ ከወፎች፣ ከቤት እንሰሳት፣ ከዱር እንስሳት፣ ከእናንተ ጋር ከመርከቧ ከወጡት በምድር ላይ ካሉት ሕያዋን ፍጡራን ሁሉ ጋር ኪዳን እገባለሁ። 11ከእንግዲህ ሕይወት ያለው ፍጡር ሁሉ በጥፋት ውሃ እንደማይጠፋ፣ ዳግመኛም ምድርን የሚያጠፋ ውሃ ከቶ እንደማይመጣ ከእናንተ ጋር ኪዳን እገባለሁ።”

12እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) እንዲህ አለ፤ በእኔና በእናንተ መካከል፣ ከእናንተም ጋር ካሉ ሕያዋን ፍጡራን ሁሉ ጋር ከሚመጣውም ትውልድ ሁሉ ጋር፣ የማደርገው የኪዳኑ ምልክት ይህ ነው፤ 13ቀስተ ደመናዬን በደመና ላይ አደርጋለሁ፤ ይህም በእኔና በምድር መካከል ለገባሁት ኪዳን ምልክት ይሆናል። 14ደመናን በምድር ላይ በጋረድሁና ቀስቴም በደመና ላይ በሚታይበት ጊዜ ሁሉ፣ 15ከእናንተና ከሕያዋን ፍጡራን ሁሉ ጋር የገባሁትን ኪዳን አስባለሁ፤ ሕይወት ያለውንም ሁሉ ያጠፋ ዘንድ፣ ከእንግዲህ የጥፋት ውሃ ከቶ አይመጣም። 16ቀስቱ በደመና ላይ ተገልጦ በማይበት ጊዜ ሁሉ፣ በእኔና በምድር ላይ ባሉ ሕያዋን ፍጡራን መካከል ያለውን ዘላለማዊ ኪዳን አስባለሁ።”

17ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ኖኅን፣ “ይህ በእኔና በምድር ላይ በሚኖሩ ሕያዋን ሁሉ መካከል የገባሁት ኪዳን ምልክት ነው” አለው።

የኖኅ ልጆች

18ከመርከቧ የወጡትም የኖኅ ልጆች ሴም፣ ካምና ያፌት ነበሩ፤ ካም የከነዓን አባት ነው። 19ሦስቱ የኖኅ ልጆች እነዚህ ሲሆኑ፣ በምድር ላይ የሚኖሩ ሕዝቦች ሁሉ የተገኙት ከእነዚሁ ነው።

20ኖኅ ገበሬ ነበረና ወይን ተከለ፤9፥20 ወይም የመጀመሪያ ነበር 21ከወይኑም ጠጅ ጠጥቶ ሰከረና በድንኳኑ ውስጥ ዕርቃኑን ተኛ። 22የከነዓን አባት፣ ካም የአባቱን ዕርቃነ ሥጋ አየ፤ ወደ ውጭም ወጥቶ ለሁለቱ ወንድሞቹ ነገራቸው። 23ሴምና ያፌት ግን ልብስ ወስደው በጫንቃቸው ላይ አደረጉና የአባታቸውን ዕርቃነ ሥጋ እንዳያዩ ፊታቸውን አዙረው የኋሊት በመሄድ የአባታቸውን ዕርቃነ ሥጋ ሸፈኑ።

24ኖኅ ከወይን ጠጁ ስካር ሲነቃ፣ ታናሽ ልጁ ያደረገበትን ዐወቀ፤ 25እንዲህም አለ፤

“ከነዓን የተረገመ ይሁን፤

ለወንድሞቹም፣ የባሪያ ባሪያ ይሁን።”

26ደግሞም፤

“የሴም አምላክ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) ይባረክ፤

ከነዓንም የሴም9፥26 ወይም የእርሱ ባሪያ ይሁን ባሪያ ይሁን።”

27“እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) የያፌትን9፥27 ያፌት የሚለው ቃል መዘርጋት የሚል ትርጒም ካለው የዕብራይስጥ ቃል ጋር ተመሳሳይ ድምፅ አለው ግዛት ያስፋ፤

ያፌት በሴም ድንኳኖች ይኑር፤

ከነዓንም የእርሱ9፥27 ወይም የእነርሱ ባሪያ ይሁን” አለ።

28ኖኅ ከጥፋት ውሃ በኋላ 350 ዓመት ኖረ፤ 29ኖኅ በአጠቃላይ 950 ዓመት ኖሮ ሞተ።