Genesis 9:17
New International Version
So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”

New Living Translation
Then God said to Noah, “Yes, this rainbow is the sign of the covenant I am confirming with all the creatures on earth.”

English Standard Version
God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Berean Study Bible
So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between Me and every creature on the earth.”

King James Bible
And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

New King James Version
And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

New American Standard Bible
And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

NASB 1995
And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

NASB 1977
And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Amplified Bible
And God said to Noah, “This [rainbow] is the sign of the covenant (solemn pledge, binding agreement) which I have established between Me and all living things on the earth.”

Christian Standard Bible
God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and every creature on earth.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have confirmed between Me and every creature on earth.”

American Standard Version
And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between myself and between all flesh that is upon Earth.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God said to Noe, This is the sign of the covenant, which I have made between me and all flesh, which is upon the earth.

Contemporary English Version
The rainbow will be the sign of that solemn promise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God said to Noe: This shall be the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh upon the earth.

English Revised Version
And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

Good News Translation
That is the sign of the promise which I am making to all living beings."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the promise I am making to all life on earth."

International Standard Version
God also told Noah, "This is the symbol of the covenant that I've established between me and everything that lives on the earth."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God said unto Noah: 'This is the token of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth.'

Literal Standard Version
And God says to Noah, “This [is] a token of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that [is] on the earth.”

NET Bible
So God said to Noah, "This is the guarantee of the covenant that I am confirming between me and all living things that are on the earth."

New Heart English Bible
God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth."

World English Bible
God said to Noah, "This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth."

Young's Literal Translation
And God saith unto Noah, 'This is a token of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Covenant of the Rainbow
16And whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of every kind that is on the earth.” 17So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between Me and every creature on the earth.”

Cross References
Genesis 9:12
And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between Me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:

Genesis 9:16
And whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of every kind that is on the earth."

Genesis 9:18
The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham was the father of Canaan.


Treasury of Scripture

And God said to Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.









Verse 17. - And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant. Murphy thinks that God here directed the patriarch's attention to an actual rainbow; it seems more natural to conclude that from the beginning of the interview (Genesis 8:20) the ark, altar, and worshippers were encircled by its variegated arch. Kalisch compares with the rainbow the other signs which God subsequently appended to his covenants; as, e.g., circumcision (Genesis 17:11), the passover (Exodus 12:13), the sabbath (ibid. 31:13). The Noachic covenant being universal, the sign was also universal - "τέρας μερόπων ἀνθρώπων (I1, 11:27), a sign to men of many tongues. The later covenants being limited to Israel, their signs were local and provisional, and have now been supplanted by the higher symbolism of the Christian Church, viz., baptism, the Lord's Supper, and the Christian sabbath. Which I have established. The different verbs used in this passage in connection with בְּרִית may be here brought together.

1. נָתַן (ver. 12) representing the covenant as a gift of Divine grace.

2. קוּס (Hiph.; vers. 9, 11, 17) exhibiting the covenant as something which God has both caused to stand and raised up when fallen.

3. זָכַר (ver. 15) depicting the covenant as always present to the Divine mind. Tuch, Stahelin, and Delitzsch detect an idiosyncrasy of the Elohist in using the first and second of these verbs instead of כָּרַת, the favorite expression of the Jehovist. But כָּרַת is used by the Elohist in Genesis 21:27, 32, while in Deuteronomy 4:18 the Jehovist uses הֵקִיס. Between ms and all flesh that is upon the earth. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So God
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Noah,
נֹ֑חַ (nō·aḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5146: Noah -- 'rest', patriarch who survived the flood

“This
זֹ֤את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

is the sign
אֽוֹת־ (’ō·wṯ-)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

of the covenant
הַבְּרִית֙ (hab·bə·rîṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1285: A covenant

that
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I have established
הֲקִמֹ֔תִי (hă·qi·mō·ṯî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

between
בֵּינִ֕י (bê·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

Me
וּבֵ֥ין (ū·ḇên)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

and all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

living things
בָּשָׂ֖ר (bā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the earth.”
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


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