Scripture Readings

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Genesis 9:8-17 (Vespers, 1st reading)

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Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying:
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“And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you,
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“and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth.
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“Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
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And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
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“I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.
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“It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud;
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“and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
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“The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”
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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.”