Genesis 9:18-29 (New International Reader's Version)

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The Sons of Noah

18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan. 19 The people who were scattered over the earth came from Noah's three sons. 20 Noah was a man who worked the ground. He decided to plant a vineyard. 21 He drank some of its wine. It made him drunk. Then he lay down inside his tent without any clothes on. 22 Ham saw his father's naked body. Ham was the father of Canaan. Ham went outside and told his two brothers. 23 But Shem and Japheth took a piece of clothing. They laid it across their shoulders. Then they walked backward into the tent. They covered their father's body. They turned their faces away. They didn't want to see their father's naked body. 24 Then Noah woke up from his sleep that was caused by the wine. He found out what his youngest son had done to him. 25 He said, "May a curse be put on Canaan. He will be the lowest of slaves to his brothers." 26 Noah also said, "May the Lord, the God of Shem, be blessed. May Canaan be the slave of Shem. 27 May God add land to Japheth's territory. May Japheth live in the tents of Shem. And may Canaan be their slave." 28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years. 29 Noah lived a total of 950 years. Then he died.
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