Genesis 9:20–27

20 And Noah began to be xa farmer, and he planted a vineyard. 21 Then he drank of the wine yand was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. 23 zBut Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were 2turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.

24 So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. 25 Then he said:

a“Cursed be Canaan;

A bservant of servants

He shall be to his brethren.”

26 And he said:

c“Blessed be the Lord,

The God of Shem,

And may Canaan be his servant.

27 May God denlarge Japheth,

eAnd may he dwell in the tents of Shem;

And may Canaan be his servant.”

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