Then God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every animal of the earth and on every bird of the sky; on everything that crawls on the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. They are handed over to you.
Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I have given everything to you, as I gave
the green plant.
But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is,
I certainly will require your lifeblood; from every animal I will require it. And from every
person, from every man as
his brother I will require the life of a person.
Whoever sheds human blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made mankind.
As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.'
Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
'Now behold, I Myself am establishing My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you;
and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the livestock, and every animal of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, every animal of the earth.
I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be eliminated by the waters of a flood, nor shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.'
God said, 'This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations;
I have set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall serve as a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.
It shall come about, when I make a cloud appear over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,
and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.
When the rainbow is in the cloud, then I will look at it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.'
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 earth.'