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.'