- God Addresses Noah and His Sons (9:1-17)
- The Command to Have Children and Repopulate the Earth (v.1)
- Animals to be Used for Service and Food, Blood to be Abstained From (vv.2-4)
- Government (Capital Punishment) Committed to Man (vv.5-6)
- Command to Swarm (Spread Out) Upon a Cleansed Earth (v.7)
- God’s Covenant with Man, the Rainbow Given as a Sign (vv.8-17)
- Noah’s Failure, Ham’s Sin (9:18-29)
God Addresses Noah and His Sons (9:1-17)
The Command to Have Children and Repopulate the Earth (v.1)
Animals to be Used for Service and Food, Blood to be Abstained From (vv.2-4)
2 And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every animal of the earth, and upon all fowl of the heavens: upon all that moveth on the ground; and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered. 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you: as the green herb I give you everything. 4 Only, the flesh with its life, its blood, ye shall not eat.
Government (Capital Punishment) Committed to Man (vv.5-6)
5 And indeed your blood, the blood of your lives, will I require: at the hand of every animal will I require it, and at the hand of Man, at the hand of each the blood of his brother, will I require the life of Man. 6 Whoso sheddeth Man’s blood, by Man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God he hath made Man.
Command to Swarm (Spread Out) Upon a Cleansed Earth (v.7)
7 And ye, be fruitful and multiply: swarm on the earth, and multiply on it.
God’s Covenant with Man, the Rainbow Given as a Sign (vv.8-17)
Noah’s Failure, Ham’s Sin (9:18-29)
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. 19 These three are the sons of Noah; and from these was the population of the whole earth spread abroad. 20 And Noah began to be a husbandman, and planted a vineyard. 21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken, and he uncovered himself in his tent. 22 And Ham the father of Canaan saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren outside. 23 And Shem and Japheth took the upper garment and both laid it upon their shoulders, and went backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were turned away, that they saw not their father’s nakedness. v.23 see 1 Peter 4:8. If one sees a brother in a downward course love would try to help him from going deeper into sin.