1 And GodGod increased them with fruit, and declared to them his counsel as concerning the replenishing of the earth.blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 And theBy the virtue of this commandment, beasts do not rage as much against man as they would, yea and many serve his purposes by it.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.
3 EveryBy this permission man may with a good conscience use the creatures of God for his needs.moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
4 That is, living creatures, and the flesh of beasts that are strangled: and by this all cruelty is forbidden.But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
5 That is, I will take vengeance for your blood.And 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.
6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood,Not only by the magistrate, but often God raises up one murderer to kill another.by man shall his blood be shed: for in theTherefore to kill man is to deface God's image, and so injury is not only done to man, but also to God.image of God made he man.
7 But bring ye forth fruite & multiplie: grow plentifully in the earth, and increase therein.
8 God spake also to Noah & to his sonnes with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I establish myTo assure you that the world will never again be destroyed by a flood.covenant with you, and with yourThe children which are not yet born, are comprehended in God's covenant with their fathers.seed after you;
10 And with euery liuing creature that is with you, with the foule, with the cattell, and with euery beast of the earth with you, from all that goe out of the Arke, vnto euery beast of the earth.
11 And my couenant will I establish with you, that from henceforth all flesh shall not be rooted out by ye waters of the flood, neither shall there be a flood to destroy the earth any more.
12 Then God saide, This is the token of the couenant which I make betweene me and you, and betweene euery liuing thing, that is with you vnto perpetuall generations.
13 I do set myBy this we see that signs or ordinances should not be separate from the word.bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And when I shall couer the earth with a cloud, and the bowe shall be seene in the cloude,
15 And I will remember myWhen men see my bow in the sky, they will know that I have not forgotten my covenant with them.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.
16 Therefore the bowe shalbe in the cloude, that I may see it, and remember the euerlasting couenant betweene God, and euery liuing thing in all flesh that is vpon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah,God repeats this often to confirm Noah's faith even more.This [is] the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that [is] upon the earth.
18 Nowe the sonnes of Noah going foorth of the Arke, were Shem and Ham and Iapheth; Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These [are] the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earthThis declares what the virtue of God's blessing was, when he said, increase and bring forth in (Gen_1:28).overspread.
20 Noah also began to be an husband man and planted a vineyard.
21 And he drank of the wine, and wasThis is set before us to show what a horrible thing drunkenness is.drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father ofOf whom came the Canaanites that wicked nation, who were also cursed by God.Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, andIn derision and contempt of his father.told his two brethren without.
23 Then tooke Shem & Iapheth a garment, and put it vpon both their shoulders, and went backwarde, and couered the nakednesse of their father with their faces backwarde: so they sawe not their fathers nakednesse.
24 Then Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his yonger sonne had done vnto him,
25 And he said,He pronounces as a prophet the curse of God against all those who do not honour their parents: for Ham and his posterity were cursed.Cursed [be] Canaan; aThat is, a most vile slave.servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 He said moreouer, blessed be the Lord God of Shem, and let Canaan be his seruant.
27 God shallHe declares that the Gentiles, who came from Japheth, and were separated from the Church, should be joined to the same by the persuasion of God's Spirit, and preaching of the gospel.enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
28 And Noah liued after the flood three hundreth and fiftie yeeres.
29 So all the dayes of Noah were nine hundreth and fiftie yeeres: and he died.