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Genesis 9:18-29 (Common English Bible)

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Shem’s blessing and Canaan’s curse

18 Noah's sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth came out of the ark. Now Ham was Canaan's father. 19 These were Noah's three sons, and from them the whole earth was populated. 20 Noah, a farmer, made a new start and planted a vineyard. 21 He drank some of the wine, became drunk, and took off his clothes in his tent. 22 Ham, Canaan's father, saw his father naked and told his two brothers who were outside. 23 Shem and Japheth took a robe, threw it over their shoulders, walked backward, and covered their naked father without looking at him because they turned away. 24 When Noah woke up from his wine, he discovered what his youngest son had done to him. 25 He said, "Cursed be Canaan: the lowest servant he will be for his brothers." 26 He also said, "Bless the LORD, the God of Shem; Canaan will be his servant. 27 May God give spacea to Japheth; he will live in Shem's tents, and Canaan will be his servant." 28 After the flood, Noah lived 350 years. 29 In all, Noah lived 950 years; then he died.
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