Genesis 9:22

“And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakednesse of his father, and told his two brethren without.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father unclothed, and gave news of it to his two brothers outside.
- Basic English Bible

And Ham the father of Canaan saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren outside.
- Darby Bible

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
- Webster's Bible

Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
- World English Bible

And Ham, father of Canaan, seeth the nakedness of his father, and declareth to his two brethren without.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 9:22


9:22 And Ham saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren - To have seen it accidentally and involuntarily would not have been a crime. But he pleased himself with the sight. And he told his two brethren without - In the street, as the word is, in a scornful deriding manner.


Discussion for Genesis 9:22

  • Kerry Elmore for verse 22
    What was the curse that was given to Ham and how did it affect Canaan. Where they turned a different color.
  • MARGARET MOORE for verse 22
    when Ham saw Noah in his nakeness, did this mean Noah was naked, or did it mean that Ham saw his mother naked? Because in Leviticus Chapter 18, when they said the father's nakedness meant beholding the father's wife.
  • Guignard Jean for verse 22
    I'd like to know if it was prohibited by the law to see the nakedness of someone else. If is so, please send me a biblical reference.

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