Genesis 9:3-4,11-15

Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. I have already given you the green plants for food. Now I am giving you everything.

“But you must not eat meat that still has blood in it. New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

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11 Here is my covenant I am making with you. The waters of a flood will never again destroy all life. A flood will never again destroy the earth.”

12 God continued, “My covenant is between me and you and every living creature with you. It is a covenant for all time to come. Here is the sign of the covenant I am making. 13 I have put my rainbow in the clouds. It will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Sometimes when I bring clouds over the earth, a rainbow will appear in them. 15 Then I will remember my covenant between me and you and every kind of living creature. The waters will never again become a flood to destroy all life. New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

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