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Genesis 9:8

    Genesis 9:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And God spoke to Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And God said to Noah and to his sons,

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 9:8

    - XXIX. The Covenant with Noah

    13. קשׁת qeshet, "bow; related: be bent."

    14. ענן ‛ānan, "cover, cast over; noun: cloud."

    The covenant made with Noah Genesis 6:18 is now formally confirmed. The purpose conceived in the heart Genesis 8:21 now receives significant expression. Not only a new blessing is bestowed, but also a new covenant is formed with Noah. For he that has offered an acceptable sacrifice is not only at peace with God, but renewed in mind after the image of God. He is therefore a fit subject for entering into a covenant.

    Genesis 9:8-11

    Unto Noah and to his sons. - God addresses the sons of Noah as the progenitors of the future race. "I establish." He not merely makes כרת kārat, but ratifies, his covenant with them. "My covenant." The covenant which was before mentioned to Noah in the directions concerning the making of the ark, and which was really, though tacitly, formed with Adam in the garden.