Genesis 9

God's Post Flood Instructions
9:1-7

9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply.

9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

God blessed Noah and his sons and said,

Have lots of children. [1]

All the animals will be afraid of you. [2]

Do whatever you'd like with them. [3]

9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Eat any living thing that moves, along with all the plants. [4]

9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

But don't eat anything while it is still alive. And don't eat blood. [5]

9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

If a man or an animal kills a man, the brother of the victim must kill the killer. [6]

9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Whoever kills a man must be killed by a man [7], because men are made in God's image.

9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

And have lots of childen. [8]

The Rainbow
9:8-19

9:8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

9:10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

God said to Noah and his sons,
I am making a promise to you, your descendants, and all of the beasts of the earth.

9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

9:12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

I promise to never again kill every living thing in a flood.

9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

And here's a token of my promise: I will set a rainbow in the clouds. [9]

9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

Whenever I make a cloud, there will be a rainbow.

9:15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

When I see it, it will remind me of my promise not to destroy all living things in a flood.

9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

The sons of Noah - Shem, and Ham, and Japheth [10] - left the ark.
(Ham was Canaan's father.)

9:19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

Everyone on earth has descended from Noah's three sons.

Noah, the Drunk and Naked
9:20-21
Cf. Gen 6:9 - Noah, the just and perfect, 7:1 - Noah, the righteous

9:20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

After Noah sacrificed the clean animals for God, he planted a vinyard, made wine, got drunk, and lay naked in his tent. [11]

The Curse of Canaan
9:22-29

9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, Noah, and told his brothers about it.

9:23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

Ham's brothers, Shem and Japheth, took a garment and covered their naked father, walking backwards and not looking at his nakedness.

9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.

When Noah sobered up, he (somehow) knew what his younger son (Ham?) had done to him. [12]

9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

And Noah said,

Cursed by Canaan. He will be a slave of slaves to his brothers. [13]

9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

And blessed be the God of Shem. Canaan shall be his slave.

9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

God will enlarge Japheth, who will live in Shem's tents, and Canaan will be his slave.

9:28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

9:29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

Noah lived 350 after the flood, and he died when he was 950 years old.