Genesis Chapter 9 (Review)

  1. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

After blessing them, considering it is a fresh start for Adam (Humanity), God blessed them again. This was his only requirement at the time. Just be productive.

  1. 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.

From this point on, all animals would be scared of you and they will hate you (they might even attack you as well)

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

The reason they will hate you is because: from this point on, all moving things that live (clean or unclean) shall be food for you. I want you to know and understand that I HAVE GIVEN YOU ALL THINGS.

  1. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

Just make sure that you do not eat from anything that is still alive, don’t drink blood and do not eat a fellow human being.

  1. 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.

Your life will be asked from beasts. Your life and your brother’s life will I ask from you (God clearly stated it here because of Cain’s words ‘am I my brother’s keeper?’, so from here, God clearly states that everyone is his brother’s keeper).

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

If you shed a man’s blood, your blood as well will be shed by the hand of a man (this is the very reason why after Cain killed Abel, he told God ‘whoever finds me will kill me’) –Because/for in the image of God made He man; this means the image/personality of God is that whatever you do is done back to you the same way you do.

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

And you once again, be productive. This is what I want from you =the divine instruction again.

  1. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
  2. And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

I now establish my covenant with you (which He already said in Chapter 6:18). Note that He spoke to Noah and his children and this means the covenant will last with all children of Noah and his children (which is everyone, becaue we all came out from them).

  1. 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.

And with every living creature that is with you.

  1. 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.

No more flood to destroy the earth.

  1. 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:

This token (rainbow) is not for you, or for me, because the covenant is already established, but it is for perpetual generations (which we are part of).

  1. I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
  2. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

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When I bring a cloud, it shall be there. And so it is, till date. It is visible in the clouds both at day and at night but much more visible when it rains.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 when this shows forth, I will remember my covenant. So at every point you see a rainbow, it is God remembering his covenant with Noah.

  1. 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.
  2. And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
  3. These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
  4. And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

Noah then decided to be a husband man, thinking it was the next good thing to him to do (in his knowledge of good and evil).

  1. and he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

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And he made wine and drank of it and became drunk –how unfortunate. Adam (Humanity/Man) ended up naked and shameful once again.

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

Ham saw his father naked and instead of doing something about it, he went to tell is brothers as a form of gossip.

  1. 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.

Then after telling his brothers, they took the initiative to cover up their fathers nakedness

  1. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him
  2. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

And when Noah came to realisation, he cursed Canaan (Hams son). Just after God had removed wickedness. He cursed saying that Canaan will be a slave to his brothers.

  1. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

And shall also be a slave to his cousins as well. For what you have done Shem bkessed be your God

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

Canaan shall serve Japheth as well. And Japheth shall be enlarged.

  1. And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
  2. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

Noah lived a total of 950years. Through this, we can say the limit of 120years that God had placed on man had not yet started manifesting.

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