Filial Reverence
Genesis 9:20-27
And Noah began to be an farmer, and he planted a vineyard:…

1. Lettice would quietly watch for her father, and as quietly lead him home, that none of the neighbours might see his shame as a drunkard. With what tenderness she led the reeling form within doors; and when he had flung himself upon his poor bed, how tenderly she covered him, ere she herself retired to rest. She could not bear the thought of friends around knowing that her father lived to drink.

2. Joe Swayne, the street Arab, had been lured to Sunday school by a teacher on her way. In conversation he had mocked over his mother's propensity for drink, and jocosely described her words and ways when she returned to their wretched garret after a deep debauch. At school, God's word taught, and God's grace trained him to think otherwise. Child could not be kinder to his mother than he was. No one ever heard him mention his mother's shame.

(W. Adamson.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

WEB: Noah began to be a farmer, and planted a vineyard.

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