The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 9:18–29

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18  And the sons of Noah, that went forth from the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan.

18  Now the sons of Noe which came out of the ark, were Sem, Cham, Japheth. And Cham was father of Chanaan.

18  And so the sons of Noah, who came out of the ark, were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Now Ham himself is the father of Canaan.

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19  These three were the sons of Noah, and of these was the whole earth overspread.

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20  And Noah the husbandman began, and planted a vineyard.

20  And Noah, a good farmer, began to cultivate the land, and he planted a vineyard.

20  And Noah began to till the ground; and he planted a vineyard;

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21  And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

21  And by drinking its wine, he became inebriated and was naked in his tent.

22  And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

22  Because of this, when Ham, the father of Canaan, had indeed seen the privates of his father to be naked, he reported it to his two brothers outside.

23  And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

23  And truly, Shem and Japheth put a cloak upon their arms, and, advancing backwards, covered the privates of their father. And their faces were turned away, so that they did not see their father’s manhood.

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24  And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done unto him.

24  And Noe recovered from the wine, and knew all that his younger son had done to him.

24  Then Noah, awaking from the wine, when he had learned what his younger son had done to him,

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25  And he said: Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

25  he said, “Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servants will he be to his brothers.”

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26  And he said: Blessed be YHWH, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be their servant.

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27  God enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and let Canaan be their servant.

27  May God make room for Japheth, and let him dwell in the habitations of Sem, and let Chanaan be his servant.

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28  And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

29  And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.