Chapter Summary

God blesses Noah and his sons and tells them: "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth" (Gen 9:1). God then instructs them they may eat everything plants and animals as long as they are no longer alive. God decrees the death penalty murder. God promises never to destroy the earth with a flood again and sets a rainbow in the clouds as a sign. Noah plants a vineyard, gets drunk and is seen naked in his tent by Ham. Ham then tells Shem and Japheth who look away while covering their naked father with a garment. After Noah realizes Ham had seen him, he curses Ham's son Canaan to become a servant to Shem and Japheth. Noah lived 350 years after the flood to the the age of 950 years and then he dies.

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