Bible: Gen 9:20-27

9:20 Noah, a man of the soil, 1  began to plant a vineyard. 2  9:21 When he drank some of the wine, he got drunk and uncovered himself 3  inside his tent. 9:22 Ham, the father of Canaan, 4  saw his father’s nakedness 5  and told his two brothers who were outside. 9:23 Shem and Japheth took the garment 6  and placed it on their shoulders. Then they walked in backwards and covered up their father’s nakedness. Their faces were turned 7  the other way so they did not see their father’s nakedness.

9:24 When Noah awoke from his drunken stupor 8  he learned 9  what his youngest son had done 10  to him. 9:25 So he said,

Cursed 11  be Canaan! 12 

The lowest of slaves 13 

he will be to his brothers.”

9:26 He also said,

Worthy of praise is 14  the Lord, the God of Shem!

May Canaan be the slave of Shem! 15 

9:27 May God enlarge Japheth’s territory and numbers! 16 

May he live 17  in the tents of Shem

and may Canaan be his slave!

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