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:
I have set my rainbow in the clouds,
and it will be the sign of the covenant between
me and the earth.
Whenever I bring clouds over the earth
and the rainbow appears in the clouds,
I will remember my covenant between you and
all living creatures of every kind.
Never again will the waters become a flood
to destroy all life.
Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds,
I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant
between God and all living creatures
of every kind on the earth.'
So God said to Noah, 'This is the sign of the covenant
I have established between me and
all life on the earth.'
Genesis 9 : 12 - 17 NIV