Bible: Hebrews 7:22; 8:6-13; 9:15-22; 10:10-31; 12:24; 13:20-21
8:8 Then Noah 4 sent out a dove 5 to see if the waters had receded 6 from the surface of the ground. 8:9 The dove could not find a resting place for its feet because water still covered 7 the surface of the entire earth, and so it returned to Noah 8 in the ark. He stretched out his hand, took the dove, 9 and brought it back into the ark. 10 8:10 He waited seven more days and then sent out the dove again from the ark. 8:11 When 11 the dove returned to him in the evening, there was 12 a freshly plucked olive leaf in its beak! Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. 8:12 He waited another seven days and sent the dove out again, 13 but it did not return to him this time. 14
8:13 In Noah’s six hundred and first year, 15 in the first day of the first month, the waters had dried up from the earth, and Noah removed the covering from the ark and saw that 16 the surface of the ground was dry.
9:17 So God said to Noah, “This is the guarantee of the covenant that I am confirming between me and all living things 6 that are on the earth.”
The Curse of Canaan
9:20 Noah, a man of the soil, 9 began to plant a vineyard. 10 9:21 When he drank some of the wine, he got drunk and uncovered himself 11 inside his tent. 9:22 Ham, the father of Canaan, 12 saw his father’s nakedness 13 and told his two brothers who were outside.
10:15 Canaan was the father of 23 Sidon his firstborn, 24 Heth, 25 10:16 the Jebusites, 26 Amorites, 27 Girgashites, 28 10:17 Hivites, 29 Arkites, 30 Sinites, 31 10:18 Arvadites, 32 Zemarites, 33 and Hamathites. 34 Eventually the families of the Canaanites were scattered 10:19 and the borders of Canaan extended 35 from Sidon 36 all the way to 37 Gerar as far as Gaza, and all the way to 38 Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. 10:20 These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, and by their nations.
10:22 The sons of Shem were Elam, 41 Asshur, 42 Arphaxad, 43 Lud, 44 and Aram. 45 10:23 The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. 46 10:24 Arphaxad was the father of 47 Shelah, 48 and Shelah was the father of Eber. 49 10:25 Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg because in his days the earth was divided, 50 and his brother’s name was Joktan. 10:26 Joktan was the father of 51 Almodad, 52 Sheleph, 53 Hazarmaveth, 54 Jerah, 55 10:27 Hadoram, Uzal, 56 Diklah, 57 10:28 Obal, 58 Abimael, 59 Sheba, 60 10:29 Ophir, 61 Havilah, 62 and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan. 10:30 Their dwelling place was from Mesha all the way to 63 Sephar in the eastern hills. 10:31 These are the sons of Shem according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, and according to their nations.
The Obedience of Abram
“Go out 3 from your country, your relatives, and your father’s household
to the land that I will show you. 4