Genesis 9:27
Text Analysis
6601 [e]יַ֤פְתְּ
May enlargeV-Hifil-Imperf.Jus-3ms
430 [e]אֱלֹהִים֙
3315 [e]לְיֶ֔פֶת
JaphethPrep-l | N-proper-ms
7931 [e]וְיִשְׁכֹּ֖ן
and may he dwellConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf-3ms
168 [e]בְּאָֽהֳלֵי־
in the tentsPrep-b | N-mpc
8035 [e]שֵׁ֑ם
of ShemN-proper-ms
1961 [e]וִיהִ֥י
and may beConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf.Jus-3ms
3667 [e]כְנַ֖עַן
5650 [e]עֶ֥בֶד
the servantN-ms
3926 [e]לָֽמוֹ׃
unto himPrep | 3mp

Hebrew Texts
בראשית 9:27 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
יַ֤פְתְּ אֱלֹהִים֙ לְיֶ֔פֶת וְיִשְׁכֹּ֖ן בְּאָֽהֳלֵי־שֵׁ֑ם וִיהִ֥י כְנַ֖עַן עֶ֥בֶד לָֽמֹו׃

בראשית 9:27 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
יפת אלהים ליפת וישכן באהלי־שם ויהי כנען עבד למו׃

בראשית 9:27 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
יפת אלהים ליפת וישכן באהלי־שם ויהי כנען עבד למו׃

בראשית 9:27 Hebrew Bible
יפת אלהים ליפת וישכן באהלי שם ויהי כנען עבד למו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"May God enlarge Japheth, And let him dwell in the tents of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant."

King James Bible
God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God will extend Japheth; he will dwell in the tents of Shem; Canaan will be his slave.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

enlarge. or, persuade. Japheth. Japheth denotes enlargement, and how wonderfully have his boundaries been enlarged; for not only Europe, but Asia Minor, part of Armenia, Iberia, the whole of the vast regions of Asia north of Taurus, and probably America, fell to the share of his posterity.

he shall dwell. These words may mean either that God or that Japheth shall dwell in the tents of Shem. In either sense the prophecy has been literally fulfilled.


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