And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.…
1. Gracious souls may sleep awhile in sin, but they awake again.
2. Awaking saints sadly resent their fails, and depart from evil.
3. God brings to light the wicked practices of ungracious ones against His saints, and sheweth it to His prophets (ver. 28).
4. Cognisance taken by God and His prophets of wicked practices foreruns a curse.
5. A father may be a minister of a curse from God upon his own children, and he must not spare, as here in Noah, and in Jacob.
6. The curse of God on body and soul finds men in their impieties against Him and their parents.
7. God's curse pursueth the children that go on in their fathers' steps (Canaan).
8. Such as abuse sonship in the Church, may justly look to be made slaves unto it. The vilest of slavery is their portion. Such is the curse of Ham.
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.