BERĔSHITH 9 (Genesis 9)

1  And Elohim baraḵ Noaḥ and his sons, and said to them, “Bear fruit and increase, and fill the earth.

2 “And the fear of you and the dread of you is on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the shamayim, on all that creeps on the ground, and on all the fish of the sea – into your hand they have been given.

3 “Every moving creature that lives is food for you. I have given you all, as the green plants.

4 “But do not eat flesh with its life, its blood.

5 “But only your blood for your lives I require, from the hand of every beast I require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I require the life of man.

6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood is shed, for in the image of Elohim has He made man.

7 “As for you, bear fruit and increase, bring forth teemingly in the earth and increase in it.”

8 And Elohim spoke to Noaḥ and to his sons with him, saying,

9 “And I, see, I establish My Covenant with you and with your seed after you,

10 and with every living creature that is with you: of the birds, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth.

11 “And I shall establish My Covenant with you, and never again is all flesh cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again is there a flood to destroy the earth.”

12 And Elohim said, “This is the sign of the Covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for all generations to come:

13 “I shall put My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the Covenant between Me and the earth.

14 “And it shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud,

15 and I shall remember My Covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and never again let the waters become a flood to destroy all flesh.

16 “And the rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I shall see it, to remember the everlasting Covenant between Elohim and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

17 And Elohim said to Noaḥ, “This is the sign of the Covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

18 And the sons of Noaḥ who went out of the ark were Shĕm and Ḥam and Yepheth. And Ḥam was the father of Kena’an.

19 These three were the sons of Noaḥ, and all the earth was overspread from them.

20 And Noaḥ, a man of the soil, began and planted a vineyard.

21 And he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.

22 And Ḥam, the father of Kena’an, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.

23 So Shĕm and Yepheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father, but their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.

24 And Noaḥ awoke from his wine, and he knew what his younger son had done to him,

25 and he said, “Cursed is Kena’an, let him become a servant of servants to his brothers.”

26 And he said, “Baruḵ be 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, the Elohim of Shĕm, and let Kena’an become his servant.

27 “Let Elohim enlarge Yepheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shĕm. And let Kena’an become his servant.”

28 And Noaḥ lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

29 So all the days of Noaḥ were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.