The sons of Noah who came out of the ship were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan.
These are the three sons of Noah; from these three the whole Earth was populated.
Noah, a farmer, was the first to plant a vineyard.
He drank from its wine, got drunk and passed out, naked in his tent.
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw that his father was naked and told his two brothers who were outside the tent.
Shem and Japheth took a cloak, held it between them from their shoulders, walked backwards and covered their father's nakedness, keeping their faces turned away so they did not see their father's exposed body.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)