Genesis 5:32
New International Version
After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.

New Living Translation
After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

English Standard Version
After Noah was 500 years old, Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Berean Study Bible
After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

King James Bible
And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

New King James Version
And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

New American Standard Bible
Now after Noah was five hundred years old, Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

NASB 1995
Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

NASB 1977
And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Amplified Bible
After Noah was five hundred years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Christian Standard Bible
Noah was 500 years old, and he fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Noah was 500 years old, and he fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

American Standard Version
And Noah was five hundred years old: And Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Noah was a son of five hundred years, and Noah begot Shym and Kham and Yapheth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Noe was five hundred years old, and he begot three sons, Sem, Cham, and Japheth.

Contemporary English Version
After Noah was 500 years old, he had three sons and named them Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Noe, when he was five hundred years old, begot Sem, Cham, and Japheth.

English Revised Version
And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Good News Translation
After Noah was 500 years old, he had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

International Standard Version
After Noah had lived 500 years, he fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Noah was five hundred years old; and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Literal Standard Version
And Noah is a son of five hundred years, and Noah begets Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

NET Bible
After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

New Heart English Bible
Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

World English Bible
Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Young's Literal Translation
And Noah is a son of five hundred years, and Noah begetteth Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
From Methuselah to Noah
31So Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died. 32After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Cross References
Genesis 5:31
So Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.

Genesis 6:1
Now when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them,

Genesis 7:6
Now Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters came upon the earth.

1 Chronicles 1:4
The sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


Treasury of Scripture

And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

A.

Genesis 6:10
And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 7:13
In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

Genesis 9:18,19,22-27
And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan…









(32) Noah was five hundred years old.--No reason is given why Noah had no son until he had attained to so ripe an age, nor, in fact, does it follow that he might not have had other sons, though unworthy of sharing his deliverance. It is remarkable also that neither of the three sons who were with him in the ark had offspring until after the flood. (See Genesis 11:19.) From them have sprung the three great lines into which the human family is divided. Shem means name: that is, fame, glory; and he, as the owner of the birthright, was the progenitor of our Lord. Ham, the dark-coloured, was the ancestor of the Egyptians, Cushites, and other black races of Arabia and Africa. Japheth, the widener, but according to others the fair, though the youngest son, was the ancestor of most of the races of Europe, as well as of some of the chief nations of Asia.

Verse 32. - And Noah was five hundred years old. Literally, a son of 500 years, i.e. going in his 500th year (cf. Genesis 7:6; Genesis 16:1). The son of a year (Exodus 12:5) means "strictly within the first year of the life" (Ainsworth). And Noah begat - i.e. began to beget (cf. Genesis 11:26) - Shem, - name (Gesenius), fame (Furst) - Ham, - chain; hot (Gesenius, Murphy), dark-colored (Furst) - and Japheth - spreading (Gesenius, Murphy); beautiful, denoting the white-colored race (Furst). That the sons are mentioned in the order of their ages (Knobel, Kalisch, Keil, Colenso) may seem to be deducible

(1) from the fact that they usually stand in this order (cf. Genesis 6:10; Genesis 7:13; Genesis 9:18; Genesis 10:1; 1 Chronicles 1:4);

(2) from the circumstance that it is commonly the eldest son's birth which is stated in the preceding list, though this is open to doubt;

(3) from Genesis 10:21, which, according to Calvin, Knobel, Keil, and others, describes Shem as Japheth's elder brother; and Genesis 9:24, which, according to Keil, affirms Ham to be the younger son of Noah; . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
After
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

Noah
נֹ֕חַ (nō·aḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5146: Noah -- 'rest', patriarch who survived the flood

was
וַֽיְהִי־ (way·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

500
חֲמֵ֥שׁ (ḥă·mêš)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2568: Five

years
שָׁנָ֑ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

old,
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

[he]
נֹ֔חַ (nō·aḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5146: Noah -- 'rest', patriarch who survived the flood

became the father of
וַיּ֣וֹלֶד (way·yō·w·leḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

Shem,
שֵׁ֖ם (šêm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8035: Shem -- 'name', oldest son of Noah

Ham,
חָ֥ם (ḥām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2526: Ham -- a son of Noah, also his descendants, also a name for Egyptians

and Japheth.
יָֽפֶת׃ (yā·p̄eṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3315: Japheth -- a son of Noah


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