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17 God also told Noah, “This is the symbol of the covenant that I’ve established between me and everything[a] that lives on the earth.”

Noah and His Family

18 Noah’s sons who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham later fathered Canaan.) 19 These three were Noah’s sons, and from these men the whole earth was repopulated.

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  1. Genesis 9:17 Lit. all flesh

17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant(A) I have established between me and all life on the earth.”

The Sons of Noah

18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth.(B) (Ham was the father of Canaan.)(C) 19 These were the three sons of Noah,(D) and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth.(E)

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