And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and
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.
And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
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
God said to Noah and his sons,
I am making a promise to you, your descendants, and all of the beasts of the earth.
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.
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
I promise to never again kill every living thing in a flood.
13I 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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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  - left the ark.
(Ham was Canaan's father.)
These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth
Everyone on earth has descended from Noah's three sons.
Noah, the Drunk and Naked
Cf. Gen 6:9 - Noah, the just and perfect, 7:1 - Noah,
And Noah began to be an husbandman,
and he planted a vineyard:
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 vineyard, made wine, got drunk, and lay naked in his tent.
The Curse of Canaan
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, Noah, and told his brothers about it.
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.
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. 
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. 
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his
And blessed be the God of Shem. Canaan shall be his slave.
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.
And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29And all the days of Noah were
nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
Noah lived 350 years after the flood, and he died when he was 950 years old.
God is rightly filled with remorse for having
killed his creatures.
He makes a deal with the animals, promising never to drown
them all again.
He even puts the rainbow in the sky so that whenever he sees it,
it will remind him of his promise so that he won't be tempted to do it again.
(Every time God sees the rainbow he says to himself: "Oh, yeah.... That's right.
I promised not to drown the animals again. I guess I'll have to find something
else to do.").
But rainbows are caused by the nature of light, the
refractive index of water, and the shape of raindrops. There were rainbows
billions of years before humans existed.
Noah ... was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. [v.20-21]
The "just and righteous" Noah (6:9,
7:1) plants a vineyard, gets drunk, and lies around naked in his tent.
His son, Ham,
happens to see his father in this condition.
When Noah sobers up and hears "what his young son
had done unto him" (what did he do besides look at him?), he curses not Ham, who "saw the nakedness of his father," but
Ham's son, Canaan. "A servant of servants shall he [Canaan] be unto his brethren."
This is a typical case of biblical justice, and is one of many Bible passages that have been used to justify slavery.
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.