Genesis 9:26
New International Version
He also said, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.

New Living Translation
Then Noah said, “May the LORD, the God of Shem, be blessed, and may Canaan be his servant!

English Standard Version
He also said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be his servant.

Berean Study Bible
He also declared: “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the servant of Shem.

New American Standard Bible
He also said, "Blessed be the LORD, The God of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.

King James Bible
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

Christian Standard Bible
He also said: Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; Let Canaan be Shem's slave.

Contemporary English Version
I ask the LORD my God to bless Shem and make Canaan his slave.

Good News Translation
Give praise to the LORD, the God of Shem! Canaan will be the slave of Shem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also said: Praise the LORD, the God of Shem; Canaan will be his slave.

International Standard Version
He also said, "Blessed be the LORD God of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave.

NET Bible
He also said, "Worthy of praise is the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem!

New Heart English Bible
He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Praise the LORD, the God of Shem! Canaan will be his slave.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said: Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; And let Canaan be their servant.

New American Standard 1977
He also said, “Blessed be the LORD, The God of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his slave.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

American King James Version
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

American Standard Version
And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Sem, and Chanaan shall be his bond-servant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: Blessed be the Lord God of Sem, be Chanaan his servant.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Shem, And let Canaan be his bondman.

English Revised Version
And he said, Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

World English Bible
He said, "Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith: 'Blessed of Jehovah my God is Shem, And Canaan is servant to him.
Study Bible
Shem's Blessing and Noah's Death
26He also declared: “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the servant of Shem. 27May God expand the territory of Japheth; may he dwell in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be his servant.”…
Cross References
Genesis 14:20
and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything.

Genesis 24:27
saying, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not withheld His kindness and faithfulness from my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master's kinsmen."

Genesis 27:29
May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. May you be the master of your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed, and those who bless you be blessed."

1 Kings 9:21
their descendants who remained in the land, those whom the Israelites were unable to devote to destruction--Solomon conscripted these people to be forced laborers, as they are to this day.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

Blessed.

Deuteronomy 33:26
There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.

Psalm 144:15
Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

Romans 9:5
Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

the Lord.

Genesis 10:10-26
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar…

Genesis 12:1-3
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: …

Luke 3:23-36
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli, …

Sem.

Hebrews 11:16
But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

his servant.

Genesis 27:37,40
And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son? …







Lexicon
He also declared:
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Blessed
בָּר֥וּךְ (bā·rūḵ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

[be] the LORD,
יְהֹוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the God
אֱלֹ֣הֵי (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

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

May Canaan
כְנַ֖עַן (ḵə·na·‘an)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3667: Canaan -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their land West of the Jordan

be
וִיהִ֥י (wî·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the servant
עֶ֥בֶד (‘e·ḇeḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

of [Shem].
לָֽמוֹ׃ (lā·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3926: To or foreign
(26) Blessed be Jehovah.--The greatness of Shem's blessing is shown by its taking the form of a hymn of praise to Jehovah, the personal God; and the patriarch's fervent outburst of thanksgiving was a presage of the hallelujahs that were to arise unto God from all mankind for the birth of that son of Shem in whom all nations were to be blessed. The following words should be translated, And let Canaan be their servant, the servant both of Shem and Japheth. (See margin.)

Verse 26. - And he said - not "Blessed of Jehovah, my God, be Shem" (Jamieson), as might have been anticipated (this, equally with the omission of Ham's name, lifts the entire patriarchal utterance out of the region of mere personal feeling), but - Blessed - בָּרוּך when applied to God signifies an ascription of praise (cf. Psalm 144:15; Ephesians 1:3); when applied to man, an invocation of good (cf. Genesis 14:19, 20; Psalm 128:1; Hebrews 7:6) - be the Lord God - literally, Jehovah, Elohim of Shem (cf. Genesis 24:27); Jehovah being the proper personal name of God, of whom it is predicated that he is the Elohim of Shem; equivalent to a statement not simply that Shem should enjoy "a rare and transcendent," "Divine or heavenly," blessing (Calvin), or "a most abundant blessing, reaching its highest point in the promised Seed" (Luther); but that Jehovah, the one living and true God, should be his God, and that the knowledge and practice of the true religion should continue among his descendants, with, perhaps, a hint that the promised Seed should spring from his loins (OEeolampadius, Willet, Murphy, Keil, etc.) - of Shem. In the name Shem (name, renown) there may lie an allusion to the spiritual exaltation and advancement of the Semitic nations (vide Genesis 5:32). And Canaan shall be his servant. לָמו = לָהֶס (Chaldee, Syriac, Arabic), i.e. the two brothers (Delitzsch), their descendants (Knobel, Keil), Shem and Jehovah (Bush); or more probably - לו, as a collective singular (cf. Gesenius, § 103, 2), i.e. Shem, including his descendants (LXX., αὐτοῦ; Kalisch, Lange, Murphy). 9:24-29 Noah declares a curse on Canaan, the son of Ham; perhaps this grandson of his was more guilty than the rest. A servant of servants, that is, The meanest and most despicable servant, shall he be, even to his brethren. This certainly points at the victories in after-times obtained by Israel over the Canaanites, by which they were put to the sword, or brought to pay tribute. The whole continent of Africa was peopled mostly by the descendants of Ham; and for how many ages have the better parts of that country lain under the dominion of the Romans, then of the Saracens, and now of the Turks! In what wickedness, ignorance, barbarity, slavery, and misery most of the inhabitants live! And of the poor negroes, how many every year are sold and bought, like beasts in the market, and conveyed from one quarter of the world to do the work of beasts in another! But this in no way excuses the covetousness and barbarity of those who enrich themselves with the product of their sweat and blood. God has not commanded us to enslave negroes; and, without doubt, he will severely punish all such cruel wrongs. The fulfilment of this prophecy, which contains almost a history of the world, frees Noah from the suspicion of having uttered it from personal anger. It fully proves that the Holy Spirit took occasion from Ham's offence to reveal his secret purposes. Blessed be the Lord God of Shem. The church should be built up and continued in the posterity of Shem; of him came the Jews, who were, for a great while, the only professing people God had in the world. Christ, who was the Lord God, in his human nature should descend from Shem; for of him, as concerning the flesh, Christ came. Noah also blesses Japheth, and, in him, the isles of the gentiles that were peopled by his seed. It speaks of the conversion of the gentiles, and the bringing of them into the church. We may read it, God shall persuade Japheth, and being persuaded, he shall dwell in the tents of Shem. Jews and gentiles shall be united together in the gospel fold; both shall be one in Christ. Noah lived to see two worlds; but being an heir of the righteousness which is by faith, he now rests in hope, waiting to see a better than either.
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