New American Standard Bible
Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan.
King James Bible
And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
Darby Bible Translation
And the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan.
World English Bible
The sons of Noah who went forth from the ship were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham is the father of Canaan.
Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Noah who are going out of the ark are Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is father of Canaan.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
- XXX. The Prophecy of Noah
18. כנען kena‛an, "Kena'an, bowed down."
19. נפץ nāpats, "break, scatter, spread." פוּץ pûts, "break, scatter, flow."
20. כרם kerem, "orchard, vineyard."
21. יין yayı̂n, "wine; related: ferment."
After the blessing on the new heads of the human race has been pronounced, and the covenant with them renewed, we are prepared for a new development of human action. This appears, however, in the form of an event which is itself a meet preliminary to the subsequent stage of affairs. The prophecy of Noah, delivered in the shape of a solemn paternal doom, pronounced upon his three sons, sketches in a few striking traits the future history of the separate families of mankind.
These two verses form a connecting link between the preceding and the following passage. After the recital of the covenant, comes naturally the statement, that by the three sons of Noah, duly enumerated, was the whole land overspread. This forms a fit conclusion to the previous paragraph. But the penman of these sentences had evidently the following paragraph in view. For he mentions that Ham was the father of Kenaan; which is plainly the preface to the following narrative.
PSALM CIV. 20, 21. Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. Let me say a few words on this text. It is one which has been a comfort to me again and again. It is one which, if rightly understood, ought to give comfort to pitiful and tender-hearted persons. Have you never been touched by, never been even shocked by, the mystery of pain and death? I do not speak now of pain and death …
Charles Kingsley—Westminster Sermons
The Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force Has Been Professed by a Minority of Men from the Very Foundation of Christianity. Of the Book "What
Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth."
So he said, "Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brothers."
The sons of Ham were Cush and Mizraim and Put and Canaan.
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