The New King James Version

Genesis 9:1–7

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9 So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: a“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. bAnd the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. cEvery moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you dall things, even as the egreen herbs. fBut you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; gfrom the hand of every beast I will require it, and hfrom the hand of man. From the hand of every iman’s brother I will require the life of man.

6 “Whoever jsheds man’s blood,

By man his blood shall be shed;

kFor in the image of God

He made man.

7 And as for you, lbe fruitful and multiply;

Bring forth abundantly in the earth

And multiply in it.”

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