Genesis 1-11 A New Perspective Translation
Chapter 1 The CreationGen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was waste, and void; and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God brooded over the face of the waters.
Gen 1:3 And God said, "Let there be light:" and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evenings and the mornings were time one.
Gen 1:6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
Gen 1:7 And God brought forth the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse: and it was so.
Gen 1:8 And God called the expanse Heavens. And the evenings and the mornings were a second time.
Gen 1:9 And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear:" and it was so.
Gen 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:11 And God said, "Let the earth sprout tender sprouts, the plants bearing seed, and the trees bearing fruit after its kind, with its seed within, on the land:" and it was so.
Gen 1:12 And the land brought forth tender sprouts, and plants bearing seed after its kind, and the trees bearing fruit, whose seed was within, after its kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:13 And the evenings and the mornings were a third time.
Gen 1:14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Gen 1:15 And let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth:" and it was so.
Gen 1:16 And God brought forth two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: and also the stars.
Gen 1:17 And God appointed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
Gen 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:19 And the evenings and the mornings were a fourth time.
Gen 1:20 And God said, "Let the waters breed abundantly masses of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."
Gen 1:21 And God created great living creatures, and every living creature that moves which the waters brought forth multiplied after its kind, and every winged bird after its kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."
Gen 1:23 And the evenings and the mornings were a fifth time.
Gen 1:24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature after their kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beasts of the earth after its kind:" and it was so.
Gen 1:25 And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that moves on the earth after its kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:26 And God said, "Let us bring forth man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that moves on the earth."
Gen 1:27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
Gen 1:29 And God said, "Behold, I have provided every plant bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree bearing seed; to you it will be for food.
Gen 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to every thing that moves upon the earth, that has life, I have given every green plant for food:" and it was so.
Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that He had accomplished, and, behold, it was very good. And the evenings and the mornings were a sixth time.
Chapter 2 Mankind Created
Gen 2:1 And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all that occupy them.
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh time God ended His work which He had accomplished; and He rested on the seventh time from all His work which he had provided.
Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh time, and sanctified it: because on it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.
Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were accomplished, in the time that the LORD God was making the earth and the heavens,
Gen 2:5 And every plant of the field was not yet on the land, and every herb of the field before it sprouted: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was not a man to till the ground.
Gen 2:6 But there went up a vapor from the land, and watered all the face of the ground.
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God fashioned man of the clay of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had fashioned.
Gen 2:9 And out of the ground the LORD God made to sprout every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Gen 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there was spread out and existed four headwaters.
Gen 2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which flows through all the land of Havilah, where there is gold;
Gen 2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Gen 2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: which flows through all the land of Cush.
Gen 2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
Gen 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to work in it and to preserve it.
Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat:
Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will not eat: for from the time that you eat of it you will be doomed to die."
Gen 2:18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will provide a mate for him."
Gen 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the air; and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
Gen 2:20 And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but no mate was found for the man.
Gen 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept: and He took one part from his side, and repaired the flesh beneath;
Gen 2:22 And the side part which the LORD God had taken from the man, He fashioned into a woman, and brought her to the man.
Gen 2:23 And the man said, This at last is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she will be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Gen 2:24 Therefore will a man leave his father and his mother, and will join together with his wife: and they will be one flesh.
Gen 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Chapter 3 Mankind Sins
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had fashioned. And he said to the woman, "Did God rightly say, You will not eat from every tree of the garden?"
Gen 3:2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Gen 3:3 Except the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God did say, You will not eat it, or will ye touch it, otherwise you will die."
Gen 3:4 And the serpent said to the woman, "You will not very suddenly die,
Gen 3:5 For God knows that in the time you eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and was beautiful to look at, and a tree to be coveted to increase knowledge, she took of the fruit and ate, and gave also to her husband with her; and he ate.
Gen 3:7 And the eyes of both were opened, and they realized that they were naked; and they joined fig leaves together, and made themselves coverings.
Gen 3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God moving about in the garden in the breeze of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the face of the LORD God in the middle of the trees of the garden.
Gen 3:9 And the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"
Gen 3:10 And he said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was fearful, because I was naked; and I hid."
Gen 3:11 And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree that I commanded that you will not eat?"
Gen 3:12 And the man said, "The woman who you provided to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate."
Gen 3:13 And the LORD God said to the woman, "What have you done?" And the woman said, "The serpent charmed me, and I ate."
Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; on your belly you will go, and rubbish will you eat all the days of thy life:
Gen 3:15 And I will bring hatred between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel."
Gen 3:16 To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you will bring forth children; and your longing will be to your husband, and he will rule over you."
Gen 3:17 And to the man He said, "Because you have heard the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, which I commanded you, saying, You will not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow you will eat of it all the time of your life;
Gen 3:18 Thorns and thistles will it sprout for you; and you will eat the plants of the field;
Gen 3:19 In the sweat of your face will you eat food, until you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and to dust will you return."
Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
Gen 3:21 To Adam and to his wife did the LORD God provide garments of skins, and clothed them.
Gen 3:22 And the LORD God said, "Behold, the man is now as one of Us, knowing good and evil: and now, before he stretch out his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:"
Gen 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the soil from which he was taken. Gen 3:24 So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubims, and a blazing sword which turned every way, to preserve the way of the tree of life.
Chapter 4 Cain and Abel
Gen 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man from the LORD."
Gen 4:2 And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the soil.
Gen 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the soil for an offering to the LORD.
Gen 4:4 And Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and among the best. And the LORD looked to Abel and to his offering:
Gen 4:5 But toward Cain and to his offering He did not look with favor. And Cain was very angry, and his face turned down.
Gen 4:6 And the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? and why did your face turn down?
Gen 4:7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? and if you do not do well, sin lurks at the door. And to you will be its longing, but you should overcome it."
Gen 4:8 And Cain spoke with his brother Abel: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him.
Gen 4:9 And the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" And he said, "I do not know: Am I my brother's keeper?"
Gen 4:10 And He said, "What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood cries to Me from the soil.
Gen 4:11 And now you are cursed more than the land, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;
Gen 4:12 When you till the soil, it will not again yield to you its best; a fugitive and a vagabond will you be in the land."
Gen 4:13 And Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is greater than I can withstand.
Gen 4:14 Behold, you have driven me out this time from the face of the land; and from your face will I be hidden; and I will be a fugitive and a vagabond in the land; and it will come to pass, that whoever finds me will kill me."
Gen 4:15 And the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be on him sevenfold." And the LORD put a sign on Cain, so that anyone finding him would not beat him.
Gen 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwell in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
Gen 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bore Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch.
Gen 4:18 And to Enoch was born Irad: and Irad fathered Mehujael: and Mehujael fathered Methusael: and Methusael fathered Lamech.
Gen 4:19 And Lamech took two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Gen 4:20 And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of those living in tents, and with cattle.
Gen 4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of they that play the harp and pipe.
Gen 4:22 And Zillah, also bore Tubalcain, a forger of all tools of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
Gen 4:23 And Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, "Hear my voice; wives of Lamech, listen to what I say: for I have slain a man due to my wound, and a young man for my bruise.
Gen 4:24 If Cain will be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech for seventy-seven times."
Gen 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth, for she said, "God has appointed for me another offspring instead of Abel whom Cain killed."
Gen 4:26 And also to Seth there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
Chapter 5 Adam's Family
Gen 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the time that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God;
Gen 5:2 He created them Male and female; and blessed them, and in the time when they were created named them Man,
Gen 5:3 And Adam lived 130 [230*] years, and fathered a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and named him Seth:
Gen 5:4 And the time of Adam after he had fathered Seth was 800  years: and he fathered sons and daughters:
Gen 5:5 And all the time that Adam lived were 930 years: and he was deceased.
Gen 5:6 And Seth lived 105  years, and fathered Enos:
Gen 5:7 And Seth lived after he fathered Enos 807  years, and fathered sons and daughters:
Gen 5:8 And all the time of Seth were 912 years: and he was deceased.
Gen 5:9 And Enos lived 90  years, and fathered Cainan:
Gen 5:10 And Enos lived after he fathered Cainan 815  years, and fathered sons and daughters:
Gen 5:11 And all the time of Enos were 905 years: and he was deceased.
Gen 5:12 And Cainan lived 70  years and fathered Mahalaleel:
Gen 5:13 And Cainan lived after he fathered Mahalaleel 840  years, and fathered sons and daughters:
Gen 5:14 And all the time of Cainan were 910 years: and he was deceased.
Gen 5:15 And Mahalaleel lived 65  years, and fathered Jared:
Gen 5:16 And Mahalaleel lived after he fathered Jared 830  years, and fathered sons and daughters:
Gen 5:17 And all the time of Mahalaleel were 895 years: and he was deceased.
Gen 5:18 And Jared lived 162 years, and he fathered Enoch:
Gen 5:19 And Jared lived after he fathered Enoch 800 years, and fathered sons and daughters:
Gen 5:20 And all the time of Jared were 962 years: and he was deceased.
Gen 5:21 And Enoch lived 65  years, and fathered Methuselah:
Gen 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300  years, and fathered sons and daughters:
Gen 5:23 And all the time of Enoch were 365 years:
Gen 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was gone; for God took him.
Gen 5:25 And Methuselah lived 187 years, and fathered Lamech.
Gen 5:26 And Methuselah lived after he fathered Lamech 782 years, and fathered sons and daughters:
Gen 5:27 And all the time of Methuselah were 969 years: and he was deceased.
Gen 5:28 And Lamech lived 182  years, and fathered a son:
Gen 5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This one will comfort us from the work and toil of our hands because of the ground which the LORD has cursed.
Gen 5:30 And Lamech lived after he fathered Noah 595  years, and fathered sons and daughters:
Gen 5:31 And all the time of Lamech were 777  years: and he was deceased.
Gen 5:32 And Noah was 500 years old: and Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Chapter 6 Evil Rules
Gen 6:1 When mankind began to increase on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
Gen 6:2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were good; and they took for wives those which they selected. Gen 6:3 And the LORD said, My Spirit will not always plead with mankind, for they are lustful: their time will be 120 years.
Gen 6:4 There were fallen men on the land at that time, and also after that, when the sons of God came to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, they became mighty men which were of old, men of authority.
Gen 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of mankind was abundant on the land, and that any purpose of the imagination of their mind was continually evil.
Gen 6:6 And sighed the LORD that He had brought forth mankind on the land, and it grieved Him in His heart.
Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, "I will wipe away man who I have created from the face of the land; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the birds of the heavens; for I sigh that I have brought them forth."
Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Gen 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a righteous man and undefiled in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Gen 6:10 And Noah fathered three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Gen 6:11 The land also was corrupt in the sight of God, and the land was filled with violence.
Gen 6:12 And God gazed upon the land, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all mankind had corrupted their manner on the land.
Gen 6:13 And God said to Noah, "The end of all mankind has come before Me; for the land is filled with violence among them; and, behold, I will cause them to perish from the land.
Gen 6:14 Build an ark of pitch trees; make nests in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.
Gen 6:15 Build it by this plan: The length of the ark will be three hundred cubits, the width fifty cubits, and the height thirty cubits.
Gen 6:16 Provide a window to the ark and enclose it to within a cubit of the top; and the door to the ark set in the side; build it with lower, second, and third levels.
Gen 6:17 And, behold, I, even I, will bring a flood of waters upon the land, to wipe out all mankind, in which is the breath of life, among those under heaven. All that is on the land will perish.
Gen 6:18 But with you will I establish My covenant; and you will come into the ark, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
Gen 6:19 And among all living things of all flesh, two of every kind will you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they will be male and female.
Gen 6:20 Among birds after their kind, and among cattle after their kind, among every creeping thing of the land after their kind, two of every kind will come to you, to keep them alive.
Gen 6:21 And keep for yourself every kind of food that is eaten, and you will gather it in; and it will be for food for you and for them."
Gen 6:22 This Noah did; he accomplished everything that God commanded.
Chapter 7 The Flood
Gen 7:1 And the LORD said to Noah, "Enter you and all your family into the ark; for you I have seen in this generation as righteous before Me.
Gen 7:2 Among every clean beast you will receive by sevens, the male and his female: and among beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
Gen 7:3 Among birds of the heaven by sevens, the male and the female; to preserve them on the face of all the land.
Gen 7:4 For in seven days, I will cause it to rain upon the land forty days and forty nights; and all living things that I have brought forth I will wipe from off the face of the land."
Gen 7:5 And Noah accomplished all that the LORD commanded.
Gen 7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was on the land.
Gen 7:7 And Noah entered, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
Gen 7:8 Among clean beasts, and among beasts that are not clean, and among birds, and among all that creeps on the land,
Gen 7:9 entered in two by two to Noah in the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
Gen 7:10 And after seven days the waters of the flood were on the land.
Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, at that time were all the wells of the great deep cleaved, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Gen 7:12 And the rain was upon the land forty days and forty nights.
Gen 7:13 On that very time entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
Gen 7:14 They, and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the land after its kind, and every bird after his kind, all sort of little birds.
Gen 7:15 And they went to Noah in the ark, two and two of all flesh, which had the breath of life.
Gen 7:16 And those going in, entered in male and female among all flesh, as God had commanded: and the LORD shut them in.
Gen 7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the land; and the waters increased, and raised up the ark, and it was lift up above the land.
Gen 7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly on the land; and the ark floated on the face of the waters.
Gen 7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under all the heaven, were covered.
Gen 7:20 Fifteen cubits upward the waters prevailed; and the hills were covered.
Gen 7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the land, birds, cattle, and beasts, and of all creeping thing that creeps upon the land, and all men:
Gen 7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, among all that was on the dry land died.
Gen 7:23 And every living substance was wiped away which was on the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the birds of the heaven; and they were wiped off from the land: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
Gen 7:24 And the waters prevailed on the land a hundred and fifty days.
Chapter 8 The Flood Ends
Gen 8:1 And God was mindful of Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark: and God made a wind to blow over the land, and the waters subsided;
Gen 8:2 The wells of the deep and the windows of heaven were shut up, and the rain from heaven was stopped;
Gen 8:3 And the waters were retreating from off the land: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were down.
Gen 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the hills of Ararat.
Gen 8:5 And the waters retreated until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the hills seen.
Gen 8:6 After forty days, Noah opened the window of the ark which he had built:
Gen 8:7 And he sent out a raven, which went back and forth until the waters were dried up from off the land.
Gen 8:8 Also he sent out a dove from him, to see if the waters were gone from off the face of the ground;
Gen 8:9 But the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him in the ark, for the waters were on the face of all the land: then he put out his hand, and took her, and pulled her into him in the ark.
Gen 8:10 And he waited another seven days; and again he sent the dove out of the ark;
Gen 8:11 And the dove came in to him at dusk; and, behold, in its mouth was an olive leaf torn off: so Noah knew that the waters had retreated from the land.
Gen 8:12 And he waited yet another seven days; and sent out the dove; and it did not returned to him again.
Gen 8:13 In the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried on the land: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
Gen 8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, the land was dried out.
Gen 8:15 And God commanded Noah, saying,
Gen 8:16 "Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons, and the sons' wives with you.
Gen 8:17 Bring every living thing that is with you, of all flesh, birds, cattle, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the land; that they may breed abundantly on the land, and be fruitful, and increase on the land."
Gen 8:18 And Noah went out, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
Gen 8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, and that which creeps on the land, after their kinds, went out of the ark.
Gen 8:20 And Noah built an altar to the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Gen 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet fragrance; and the LORD said in his heart, "I will not again curse the ground for man's sake; for the imagination of man's mind is evil from his youth; neither will I again punish every living thing, as I have done.
Gen 8:22 While the earth remains, planting and harvesting, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night will not fail."
Chapter 9 Covenant with Noah
Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the land.
Gen 9:2 And the fear and dread of you will be on every beast of the earth, and on every bird of the air, on all that moves on the land, and on all the fish of the sea; to your hand are they given.
Gen 9:3 Every moving thing that lives will be food for you; I have given you all things, even as the green plants.
Gen 9:4 But you will not eat flesh with the life within, which is the blood.
Gen 9:5 And surely I will punish any creature that takes a human life. Should an animal kills someone, that animal must die. And should a person take the life of another, that person must be put to death.
Gen 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man will his blood be shed: for man was made in the image of God.
Gen 9:7 And you, be fruitful and multiply; multiply and spread over the land."
Gen 9:8 And God spoke to Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
Gen 9:9 "Behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your offspring after you;
Gen 9:10 And with every living creature that is with you, among the bird, among the cattle, and among every beast of the land with you; all that came out of the ark, to every beast of the land.
Gen 9:11 And I will establish My covenant with you, never again will all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth."
Gen 9:12 And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for everlasting generations:
Gen 9:13 I set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the land.
Gen 9:14 And it will be that when I bring the clouds over the land, that the rainbow will be seen in the clouds:
Gen 9:15 And I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters will never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Gen 9:16 And the rainbow will be in the clouds; and I will see it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the land."
Gen 9:17 And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant, which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the land."
Gen 9:18 And the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
Gen 9:19 They are the three sons of Noah: and from among them was all the land covered.
Gen 9:20 And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard:
Gen 9:21 And he drank wine, and was drunk; and he was uncovered inside the tent.
Gen 9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
Gen 9:23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and did not see their father's nakedness.
Gen 9:25 And he said, "Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants will he be to his brothers."
Gen 9:26 And he said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; and Canaan will be his servant.
Gen 9:27 God will increase Japheth, and he will lodge in the dwellings of Shem; and Canaan will be his servant."
Gen 9:28 And Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.
Gen 9:29 And all the time of Noah was nine hundred and fifty years: and he was deceased.
Chapter 10 Noah's Family
Gen 10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and to them sons were born after the flood.
Gen 10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
Gen 10:3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
Gen 10:4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
Gen 10:5 By these were the coastland nations divided in their lands; every one after his language, after their families, in their nations.
Gen 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
Gen 10:7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
Gen 10:8 And Cush fathered Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the land.
Gen 10:9 He was a mighty hunter to the face of the LORD: thus it is said, "Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter to the face of the LORD."
Gen 10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Gen 10:11 From that land he went forth to Assyria, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
Gen 10:12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: which is a great city.
Gen 10:13 And Mizraim fathered Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
Gen 10:14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, from whom came the Philistim, and Caphtorim.
Gen 10:15 And Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
Gen 10:16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
Gen 10:17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
Gen 10:18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward the families of the Canaanites were dispersed.
Gen 10:19 And the border of the Canaanites extended from Sidon in the direction of Gerar as far as Gaza; in the direction of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, as far as Lasha.
Gen 10:20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their languages, in their lands, and in their nations.
Gen 10:21 To Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, were children born.
Gen 10:22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
Gen 10:23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
Gen 10:24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
Gen 10:25 And to Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his time the people were divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
Gen 10:26 And Joktan fathered Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
Gen 10:27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
Gen 10:28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
Gen 10:29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.
Gen 10:30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go to Sephar, an eastern mountain.
Gen 10:31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their languages, in their lands, after their nations.
Gen 10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and from these were the nations scattered abroad on the land after the flood.
Chapter 11 Confusion of Languages
Gen 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
Gen 11:2 As they migrated eastward, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they settled there.
Gen 11:3 And they said one to another, "Let us make brick, and bake them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and pitch for mortar.
Gen 11:4 And they said, "Come, let us build a city and a tower, with its top in the heaven; and we will make a name for ourselves, so that we will not be scattered over the face of the whole land."
Gen 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built.
Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, "Behold, the people are united and they all have one language; and this is the beginning of what they can do: and now nothing they imagine will be too difficult for them to do.
Gen 11:7 Come, let Us go down, and confuse their language, so that they cannot understand one another's speech."
Gen 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the land: and they quit building the city.
Gen 11:9 Therefore its name was called Babel; because the LORD confounded the language of all the land: and from there the LORD scatter them over the face of all the land.
Gen 11:10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was 100 years old, and fathered Arphaxad two years after the flood:
Gen 11:11 And Shem lived after he fathered Arphaxad 500 years, and fathered sons and daughters.
Gen 11:12 And Arphaxad lived 35  years, and fathered Salah:
Gen 11:13 And Arphaxad lived after he fathered Salah 403  years, and fathered sons and daughters. [And Cainan lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Salah; and Cainan lived after he had begotten Salah, three hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.]
Gen 11:14 And Salah lived 30  years and fathered Eber.
Gen 11:15 And Salah lived after he fathered Eber 403  years and had other sons and daughters.
Gen 11:16 And Eber lived 34  years, and fathered Peleg:
Gen 11:17 And Eber lived after he fathered Peleg 430  years, and fathered sons and daughters.
Gen 11:18 And Peleg lived 30  years, and fathered Reu:
Gen 11:19 And Peleg lived after he fathered Reu 209 years, and fathered sons and daughters.
Gen 11:20 And Reu lived 32 [ 132] years, and fathered Serug:
Gen 11:21 And Reu lived after he father Serug 207 years, and fathered sons and daughters.
Gen 11:22 And Serug lived 30  years, and fathered Nahor:
Gen 11:23 And Serug lived after he fathered Nahor 200 years, and fathered sons and daughters.
Gen 11:24 And Nahor lived 29  years, and fathered Terah:
Gen 11:25 And Nahor lived after he fathered Terah a 119  years, and fathered sons and daughters.
Gen 11:26 And Terah lived 70 years, and fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Gen 11:27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.
Gen 11:28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Kasdites.
Gen 11:29 And Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
Gen 11:30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
Gen 11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went with them from Ur of the Kasdites, to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran, and settled there.
Gen 11:32 The time of Terah were 205 years, and Terah died in Haran.
* Numbers in brackets are from the Greek Septuagint translation.