Noah's Descendants

Genesis 9

18 The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were f Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) 19 These three were the sons of Noah, and g from these the people of the whole earth were dispersed. 1

20 Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. 2 21 He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside. 23 Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned backward, and they did not see their father's nakedness. 24 When Noah awoke from his wine h and knew what his youngest son had done to him,

25 he said,
i "Cursed be Canaan;
j a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers."

26 He also said,
"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Shem;
and let Canaan be his servant.
27 May God enlarge Japheth, 3
and let him dwell in the tents of Shem,
and let Canaan be his servant."

28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years. 29 All the days of Noah were 950 years, and he died.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 5:32
    After Noah was 500 years old, Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
    Genesis 10:1
    These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood.
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 10:32
    These are the clans of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, in their nations, and from these the nations spread abroad on the earth after the flood.
  3. Cross References
    Habakkuk 2:15
    Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink - you pour out your wrath and make them drunk, in order to gaze at their nakedness!
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 27:16
    "'Cursed be anyone who dishonors his father or his mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
  5. Cross References
    Joshua 9:23
    Now therefore you are cursed, and some of you shall never be anything but servants, cutters of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.
    Judges 1:28
    When Israel grew strong, they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but did not drive them out completely.
    1 Kings 9:20 - 21
    All the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the people of Israel -
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