Genesis 9:27

Overview - Genesis 9
God blesses Noah and his sons, and grants them flesh for food.
Blood and murder are forbidden.
God's covenant, of which the rainbow was constituted a pledge.
18 Noah's family replenish the world.
20 Noah plants a vineyard.
21 Is drunken, and mocked by his son.
25 Curses Canaan.
26 Blesses Shem.
27 Prays for Japheth, and dies.
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Genesis 9:27  (King James Version)
God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
 


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.

dwell
Isaiah 11:10 ; Hosea 2:14 ; Malachi 1:11 ; Acts 17:14 ; Romans 11:12 ; 15:12
Ephesians 2:13 Ephesians 2:14 Ephesians 2:19 ; Ephesians 3:6 Ephesians 3:13 Hebrews 11:9 Hebrews 11:10
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