Genesis 9:18

“And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the sonnes of Noah that went forth of the Arke, were Shem, and Ham, and Iaphet: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the sons of Noah, that went forth from the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan.
- Basic English Bible

And the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan.
- Darby Bible

And the sons of Noah that went forth from the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham was the father of Canaan.
- Webster's Bible

The sons of Noah who went forth from the ship were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham is the father of Canaan.
- World English Bible

And the sons of Noah who are going out of the ark are Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is father of Canaan.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the sons of Noah, that went forth from the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 9

  • Tonja McFarland
    Irene 123..servant means son, Caanan was given to his uncle's to raise and not punished. I don't know what Ham did either and the lesson is missed if there is one but the Holy Spirit does edify. Maybe Ham looked in unnatural lust or made dishonorable remarks. It reminds me of Cane and Abel, took a minute to get that too.
  • Christian
    People lived a long time back then, also I think God let him live longer!
  • Lou
    Bruce, it wasn't only Noah, almost all the pre-flood men lived very long. Adam was made to live forever, sin changed that, but, it took generations, for sin to wear down on our lives, and shorten them, not because God hates us, but, because sin itself is the root cause of sorrows, and death. Only one man was ever immune to death, and He gave His life away, so that we might live as God had planned.
  • A disciple
    Bruce; God has power to give life and to take it away: no man lives any amount of time by his own will by his supposed good health or any natural means; but by the word of God! When God wants one to live nine hundred plus years; what is that a problem? "Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? FOLLOW THOU ME!" John 21:22 Whether our years are short or long!
  • Bruce Matthews
    How did Noah live so long? People Don't live that long, he lived longer than 9 people combined.
  • Unprofitable servant
    I see a lot of confusion on here about what happened with Ham. He is cursed for fornication, it is a sin to see your parents naked according to Leviticus 18:7. He is not cursed for incest, that is heresy. What would covering the mother do to fix the problem? Also, if that were the case, she would be in the midst of sin as well.

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