When Noah woke up with his hangover, he learned what his youngest son had done.
He said, Cursed be Canaan! A slave of slaves, a slave to his brothers!
Blessed be God, the God of Shem, but Canaan shall be his slave.
God prosper Japheth, living spaciously in the tents of Shem. But Canaan shall be his slave.
Noah lived another 350 years following the flood.
He lived a total of 950 years. And he died.
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)