17 God said yet to Noah, [a]This is the sign of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

18 ¶ Now the sons of Noah going forth of the Ark, were Shem and Ham and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan.

19 These are the three sons of Noah, and of them was the whole earth [b]overspread.

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  1. Genesis 9:17 God doth repeat this the oftener, to confirm Noah’s faith so much the more.
  2. Genesis 9:19 This declareth what was the virtue of God’s blessing, when he said, increase and bring forth, Gen. 1:28.