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Genesis 9:23 NIV

23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked.

Study tools for Genesis 9:23

  • a 9:20 - Or "soil, was the first"
  • b 9:27 - "Japheth" sounds like the Hebrew for "extend."