Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 9\\

In this chapter we have an account of God's blessing Noah and his sons,
being just come out of the ark, with a renewal of the blessing of
propagating their species, and replenishing the earth, the dominion
over the creatures, and a freedom from the fear of them; with liberty
to eat flesh, only it must not be eaten with blood; with a providential
care and preservation of their lives from men and beasts, by making a
law that that man or beast should die that shed man's blood,
\\#Ge 9:1-6\\ and after repeating the blessing of procreation,
\\#Ge 9:7\\ mention is made of a covenant God made with Noah, his sons,
and all the creatures, that he would drown the world no more, the token
of which should be the rainbow in the cloud, \\#Ge 9:8-17\\ the names
of the sons of Noah are observed, by whom the earth was repeopled,
\\#Ge 9:18,19\\ and seem to be observed for the sake of an event after
recorded; Noah having planted a vineyard, and drank too freely of the
wine of it, lay down uncovered in his tent, which Ham seeing, told his
two brothers of it, who in a very modest manner covered him,
\\#Ge 9:20-23\\ of all which Noah being sensible when he awoke, cursed
Canaan the son of Ham, and blessed Shem and Japheth, \\#Ge 9:24-27\\
and the chapter is concluded with the age and death of Noah,
\\#Ge 9:28,29\\.