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Genesis 9:9

    Genesis 9:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, I will make my agreement with you and with your seed after you,

    Webster's Revision

    And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

    World English Bible

    "As for me, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your offspring after you,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 9:9

    The party with whom God now enters into covenant is here fully described. "You and your seed after you, and every breathing living thing;" the latter merely "on account of the former." The animals are specially mentioned because they partake in the special benefit of preservation from a flood, which is guaranteed in this covenant. There is a remarkable expression employed here - "From all that come out of the ark, to every beast of the land." It seems to imply that the beast of the land, or the wild beast, was not among those that came out of the ark, and, therefore, not among those that went in. This coincides with the view we have given of the inmates of the ark.