Genesis 9:21
New International Version
When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.

New Living Translation
One day he drank some wine he had made, and he became drunk and lay naked inside his tent.

English Standard Version
He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent.

Berean Study Bible
But when he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and uncovered himself inside his tent.

King James Bible
And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

New King James Version
Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.

New American Standard Bible
He drank some of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.

NASB 1995
He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.

NASB 1977
And he drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.

Amplified Bible
He drank some of the wine and became drunk, and he was uncovered and lay exposed inside his tent.

Christian Standard Bible
He drank some of the wine, became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He drank some of the wine, became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.

American Standard Version
and he drank of the wine, and was drunken. And he was uncovered within his tent.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he drank from its wine and he was drunk and he was exposed within the tent.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he drank of the wine, and was drunk, and was naked in his house.

Contemporary English Version
One day he got drunk and was lying naked in his tent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And drinking of the wine was made drunk, and was uncovered in his tent.

English Revised Version
and he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Good News Translation
After he drank some of the wine, he became drunk, took off his clothes, and lay naked in his tent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He drank some wine, got drunk, and lay naked inside his tent.

International Standard Version
He drank some of the wine, got drunk, and lay down naked right in the middle of his tent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Literal Standard Version
and drinks of the wine, and is drunken, and uncovers himself in the midst of the tent.

NET Bible
When he drank some of the wine, he got drunk and uncovered himself inside his tent.

New Heart English Bible
He drank of the wine and got drunk. He was uncovered within his tent.

World English Bible
He drank of the wine and got drunk. He was uncovered within his tent.

Young's Literal Translation
and drinketh of the wine, and is drunken, and uncovereth himself in the midst of the tent.

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. 22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers outside.…

Cross References
Genesis 9:20
Now Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by them is not wise.


Treasury of Scripture

And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

and was.

Genesis 6:9
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Genesis 19:32-36
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father…

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

and he.

Habakkuk 2:15,16
Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness! …

Revelation 3:18
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.









(21) He was uncovered is, literally, he uncovered himself. It was no accident, but a wilful breach of modesty.

Verse 21. - And he drank of the wine. יַיִן; "perhaps so called from bubbling up and fermenting;" connected with יָוַן (Gesenius). Though the first mention of wine in Scripture, it is scarcely probable that the natural process of fermentation for so many centuries escaped the notice of the enterprising Cainites, or even of the Sethites; that, "though grapes had been in use before this, wine had not been extracted from them" (Murphy); or that Noah was unacquainted with the nature and effects of this intoxicating liquor (Chrysostom, Theodoret, Keil, Lunge). The article before יַיִן indicates that the patriarch was "familiar with the use and treatment" of the grape (Kalisch); and Moses does not say this was the first occasion on which the patriarch tasted the fermented liquor (Calvin, Wordsworth). And was drunken. The verb שָׁכַר (whence shechar, strong drink, Numbers 28:7), to drink to the full, very often signifies to make oneself drunken, or simply to be intoxicated as the result of drinking; and that which the Holy Spirit here reprobates is not the partaking of the fruit of the vine, but the drinking so as to be intoxicated thereby. Since the sin of Noah cannot be ascribed to ignorance, it is perhaps right, as well as charitable, to attribute it to ago and inadvertence. Six hundred years old at the time of the Flood, he must have been considerably beyond this when Ham saw him overtaken in his fault, since Canaan was Ham's fourth son (Genesis 10:6), and the first was not born till after the exit from the ark (Genesis 8:18). But from whatever cause induced, the drunkenness of Noah was not entirely guiltless; it was sinful in itself, and led to further shame. And he was uncovered. Literally, he uncovered himself. Hithpael of גָּלַה, to make naked, which more correctly indicates the personal guilt of the patriarch than the A.V., or the LXX., ἐγυμνώθη. That intoxication tends to sensuality cf. the cases of Lot (Genesis 19:33), Ahasuerus (Esther 1:10, 11), Belshazzar (Daniel 5:1-6). Within his tent. Ἐν τῷ οἴκῷ αὐτοῦ (LXX.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But when he drank
וַיֵּ֥שְׁתְּ (way·yê·šət)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8354: To imbibe

some of
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

its wine,
הַיַּ֖יִן (hay·ya·yin)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3196: Wine, intoxication

he became drunk
וַיִּשְׁכָּ֑ר (way·yiš·kār)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7937: To become tipsy, to satiate with a, stimulating drink, influence

and uncovered himself
וַיִּתְגַּ֖ל (way·yiṯ·gal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

inside
בְּת֥וֹךְ (bə·ṯō·wḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

his tent.
אָהֳלֹֽה׃‪‬ (’ā·ho·lōh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 168: A tent


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