Noah had brothers

9This is the story of Noah's family. Noah was a pious man and blameless in his time; he walked with God.

10And he begat three sons: Shem, Ham, and Jafet.

11But the earth was corrupt in the sight of God and full of iniquity.

12Then God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted its way on earth.

13Then God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is ordained with me, for the earth is full of iniquities from them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

14Make yourself a box of fir wood and make chambers in it, and cover it with pitch inside and outside.

15And make it this way: be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high.

16 You shall make a window on top of it, one cubit in size. You shall put the door in the middle of his side. And it should have three floors, one below, the second in the middle, the third above.

17For, behold, I will cause a flood to come upon the earth to destroy all flesh, in which there is breath of life, under heaven. Everything that is on earth should perish.

18But with you I will establish my covenant, and you shall go into the ark with your sons, with your wife, and with the wives of your sons.

19And you shall bring into the ark each of the beasts and of all flesh, male and female, that they may live with you.

Of the birds according to their kind, of the cattle according to their kind, and of all the creatures of the earth according to their kind: of all of them, a pair should go in to you so that they may stay alive.

21And you shall take whatever food is eaten, and gather it with you to serve you and them for nourishment.

22And Noah did all that God commanded him.

The flood

71And the LORD said to Noah, Go into the ark, you and all your house; for I found you righteously before me at that time.

2Take with you seven of all clean animals, the male and his female, but of the unclean animals one pair each, the male and his female.

3 The same of the birds under the sky seven each, the male and his female, in order to sustain life on the whole earth.

4For seven days from now on I will rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and destroy all living things that I have made from the earth.

5And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.

6And he was six hundred years old when the flood came upon the earth.

7And he went into the ark with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives before the waters of the flood.

8 From the clean beasts and from the unclean ones, from the birds and from every creeping thing of the earth

They went to him in the ark in pairs, male and female, as God had commanded him.

10And when the seven days had passed, the flood waters came on the earth.

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month, on that day all the wells of the great deep were opened and the windows of heaven were opened.

12And rain came on the earth forty days and forty nights.

On that very day Noah went into the ark with Shem, Ham, and Jafet his sons, and his wife and the three wives of his sons;

In addition, all wild animals according to their kind, all cattle according to their kind, all worms that crawl on the earth according to their kind and all birds according to their kind, everything that could fly, everything that had wings;

15These all went to Noah in the ark in pairs, of all flesh in which there was breath of life.

16And these were males and females of all flesh, and they went in, as God had commanded him. And the Lord closed behind him.

17And the flood was forty days on the earth, and the waters grew, and lifted up the ark, and carried it up over the earth.

18And the waters increased and grew greatly on the earth, and the ark went on the waters.

19And the waters increased and grew so great on the earth that all the high mountains under all the sky were covered.

The waters went fifteen cubits high over the mountains, so that they were completely covered.

21And all the flesh that moved on the earth perished, on birds, on cattle, on wild animals and on all that swarmed on the earth, and all people.

22Everything that breathed life on dry land died.

23So everything that was on the ground was destroyed, from man to cattle, and to creeping things, and to the birds of the sky; all of this was obliterated from the earth. Only Noah was left and what was with him in the ark.

24And the waters increased tremendously on the earth for a hundred and fifty days.

End of the flood. Noah's sacrifice. Promise of the Lord

81Then God remembered Noah, and all the wild animals and all the cattle that were with him in the ark, and caused the wind to come on the earth and the waters to fall.

2And the wells of the deep were stopped, and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.

3The waters ran away from the earth and decreased after a hundred and fifty days.

4On the seventeenth month, the seventeenth day of the month, the ark sat down on Mount Ararat.

5But the waters decreased more and more until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains looked out.

6After forty days, Noah opened the window on the ark that he had made.

7and caused a raven to fly out; it flew back and forth until the waters dried up on the earth.

8Afterwards he sent out a dove to find out whether the waters were lost on the earth.

9But when the dove found nothing to rest her foot, she came back to him in the ark; for there was still water all over the earth. So he took out his hand and took it into the ark.

10Then he waited another seven days, and again let a dove fly out of the ark.

11She came to him about evening time, and, behold, she had broken off a leaf of oil and was carrying it in her beak. Then Noah noticed that the waters had run away on earth.

12But he waited another seven days, and sent a dove away; she didn't come back to him.

13 In the six hundred and first year of Noah's life, on the first day of the first month, the waters of the earth were dried up. Noah took the roof off the ark and saw that the ground was dry.

14And on the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was quite dry.

15Then God spoke to Noah, saying,

16Get out of the ark, you and your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives with you.

17All beasts that are with you, of all flesh, of birds, of cattle, and of all creatures that crawl on the earth, let them go out with you, that they may stir on the earth and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.

18So Noah went out with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives,

19Additionally all wild animals, all cattle, all birds and all creatures that crawl on the earth; that went out of the ark, each with his own kind.

20Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean cattle and every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

21And the Lord smelled the sweet smell, and said in his heart, From now on I will no longer curse the earth for the sake of people; because thatThe poetry and striving of the human heart is evil from youth. And from now on I don't want to beat everything that lives as I did.

22As long as the earth stands, sowing and harvesting, frost and heat, summer and winter, day and night should not cease.

God's covenant with Noah

91And God blessed Noah and his sons, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

2Fear and dread of you be over all beasts of the earth, and over all birds under the sky, over all that teeming on the ground, and over all fish in the sea; they are given into your hands.

3Everything that moves and lives is your food; like the green herb I have given you everything.

4Do not eat the flesh alone with its blood, in which is its life.

5I also want to avenge your own blood, that is the life of each of you, and I want to demand it from all animals and I want to demand human life from every human being.

6Whoever sheds human blood, his blood shall also be shed by men; for God made man in his own image.

7Be fruitful and multiply, and stir yourselves on earth, that yourselves may be greatly increased.

8 And God said to Noah and his sons with him,

9See, I make a covenant with you and with your descendants

10and with all living animals with you, birds, cattle, and all animals of the field with you, of all that have come out of the ark, and of all kinds of animals on earth.

11And I will establish my covenant with you so that from now on all flesh will not be corrupted by the waters of the flood, and from now on there will be no more flood to destroy the earth.

12And God said, This is the sign of the covenant which I have made between me and you, and between all living beasts that are with you for ever:

13I have set my bow in the clouds; he shall be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

14And when it comes that I bring clouds of weather over the earth, my bow shall be seen in the clouds.

15Then I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living beasts under all flesh, so that there will no longer be a flood to destroy all flesh.

16My bow shall therefore be in the clouds, so that I may look at it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature among all flesh that is on the earth.

17And God said to Noah, This is the sign of the covenant that I have made between myself and all flesh of the earth.

Noah's curse and blessing on his sons

18The sons of Noah who went out of the ark are these: Shem, Ham, and Jafet. But Ham is the father of Canaan.

19These are the three sons of Noah; all men on earth come from them.

20Noah, the farmer, was the first to plant a vineyard.

21And as he was drinking of the wine, he was drunk and lay uncovered in the tent.

When Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness, he told his two brothers outside.

23So Shem and Jafet took a robe, and placed it on both of their shoulders, and went backwards and covered their father's nakedness; and their faces were turned away, that they might not see their father's nakedness.

24When Noah woke up from his intoxication and learned what his youngest son had done to him,

25 he said, Cursed be Canaan, and be a servant of all servants to his brothers.

26And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem, and Canaan be his servant.

27God spread Jafet out, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.

28Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood,

29that all his age was nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.