Genesis 9:20
New International Version
Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.

New Living Translation
After the flood, Noah began to cultivate the ground, and he planted a vineyard.

English Standard Version
Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard.

Berean Study Bible
Now Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.

King James Bible
And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

New King James Version
And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard.

New American Standard Bible
Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard.

NASB 1995
Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard.

NASB 1977
Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard.

Amplified Bible
And Noah began to farm and cultivate the ground and he planted a vineyard.

Christian Standard Bible
Noah, as a man of the soil, began by planting a vineyard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant a vineyard.

American Standard Version
And Noah began to be a husbandman, and planted a vineyard:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Noah began working in the earth and he planted a vineyard:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Noe began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.

Contemporary English Version
Noah farmed the land and was the first to plant a vineyard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Noe, a husbandman, began to till the ground, and planted a vineyard.

English Revised Version
And Noah began to be an husbandman, and planted a vineyard:

Good News Translation
Noah, who was a farmer, was the first man to plant a vineyard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Noah, a farmer, was the first person to plant a vineyard.

International Standard Version
Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant and farm a vineyard.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Noah the husbandman began, and planted a vineyard.

Literal Standard Version
And Noah remains a man of the ground, and plants a vineyard,

NET Bible
Noah, a man of the soil, began to plant a vineyard.

New Heart English Bible
Noah, a farmer, was the first to plant a vineyard.

World English Bible
Noah began to be a farmer, and planted a vineyard.

Young's Literal Translation
And Noah remaineth a man of the ground, and planteth a vineyard,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Noah's Shame and Canaan's Curse
20Now Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. 21But when he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and uncovered himself inside his tent.…

Cross References
Genesis 9:19
These three were the sons of Noah, and from them the whole earth was populated.

Genesis 9:21
But when he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and uncovered himself inside his tent.


Treasury of Scripture

And Noah began to be an farmer, and he planted a vineyard:

an husbandman.

Genesis 3:18,19,23
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; …

Genesis 4:2
And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Genesis 5:29
And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

planted.

Deuteronomy 20:6
And what man is he that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not yet eaten of it? let him also go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man eat of it.

Deuteronomy 28:30
Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

Proverbs 24:30
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;









(20, 21) Noah began to be an husbandman.--Rather, Noah, being a husbandman (Heb., a man of the adamah), began to plant a vineyard. Noah had always been a husbandman: it was the cultivation of the vine, still abundant in Armenia, that was new. Scarcely aware, perhaps, of the intoxicating qualities of the juice which he had allowed to ferment, he drank to excess, and became the first example of the shameful effects of intemperance.

Verse 20. - And Noah began to be an husbandman. Literally, a man of the ground. Vir terror (Vulgate); ἄνθρωπος γεωργὸς γῆς (LXX.); Chald., נְּבַר פָלַח בְּאַרְעָא = vir co-lens terram; agriculturae dediturus. Cf. Joshua 5:4, "a man of war;" 2 Samuel 16:7, "a man of blood;" Genesis 46:32, "a man of cattle;" Exodus 4:10, "a man of words." And he planted a vineyard. So Murphy, Wordsworth, Kalisch. Keil, Delitzsch, and Lange regard ish ha Adamah, with the art., as in apposition to Noah, and read, "And Noah, the husbandman, began and planted a vineyard," i.e. caepit plantare (cf. Gesenius, 'Gram.,' 142, 3; Glass, Sacrae Philologiae, lib. 3. tr. 3. can. 34). Neither interpretation presupposes that husbandry and vine cultivation were now practiced for the first time. That Armenia is a wine-growing country is testified by Xenophon ('Anab.,' 4:4, 9). That the vine was abundantly cultivated in Egypt is evident from representations on the monuments, as well as from Scriptural allusions. The Egyptians say that Osiris, the Greeks that Dionysus, the Romans that Saturn, first taught men the cultivation of the tree and the use of its fruit.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now Noah,
נֹ֖חַ (nō·aḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5146: Noah -- 'rest', patriarch who survived the flood

a man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

of the soil,
הָֽאֲדָמָ֑ה (hā·’ă·ḏā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 127: Ground, land

proceeded
וַיָּ֥חֶל (way·yā·ḥel)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

to plant
וַיִּטַּ֖ע (way·yiṭ·ṭa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5193: To strike in, fix, to plant

a vineyard.
כָּֽרֶם׃ (kā·rem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3754: A garden, vineyard


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