Genesis 9:25
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New International Version
he said, "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers."

King James Bible
And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Cursed be Canaan; Let him be a bondman of bondmen to his brethren.

World English Bible
He said, "Canaan is cursed. He will be servant of servants to his brothers."

Young's Literal Translation
and saith: 'Cursed is Canaan, Servant of servants he is to his brethren.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Cursed be Canaan - See on the preceding verses. In the 25th, 26th, and 27th verses, instead of Canaan simply, the Arabic version has Ham the father of Canaan; but this is acknowledged by none of the other versions, and seems to be merely a gloss.

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Cursed.

Genesis 9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers without.

Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field...

Genesis 4:11 And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;

Genesis 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Deuteronomy 28:18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your land, the increase of your cows, and the flocks of your sheep.

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire...

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin.

a servant. The devoted nations, which God destroyed before Israel, were descended from Canaan: and so were the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, who were at length subjugated with dreadful destruction by the Greeks and Romans. The Africans, who have been bought and sold like beasts, were also his posterity.

Joshua 9:23,27 Now therefore you are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being slaves...

Judges 1:28-30 And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out...

1 Kings 9:20,21 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites...

2 Chronicles 8:7,8 As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites...

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin.

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Capital Punishment
Eversley. Quinquagesima Sunday, 1872. Genesis ix. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6. "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. . . . Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you . . . But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. And surely your blood of your lives will I require: at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
To declare emphatically that the people of God are a covenant people, various signs were in sovereignty vouchsafed. The lights in the firmament of heaven were appointed to be for signs, affording direction to the mariner, the husbandman, and others. Miracles wrought on memorable occasions, were constituted signs or tokens of God's universal government. The gracious grant of covenant signs was made in order to proclaim the truth of the existence of God's covenant with his people, to urge the performance
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
Since every revealed purpose of God, implying that obedience to his law will be given, is a demand of that obedience, the announcement of his Covenant, as in his sovereignty decreed, claims, not less effectively than an explicit law, the fulfilment of its duties. A representation of a system of things pre-determined in order that the obligations of the Covenant might be discharged; various exhibitions of the Covenant as ordained; and a description of the children of the Covenant as predestinated
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Covenanting Predicted in Prophecy.
The fact of Covenanting, under the Old Testament dispensations, being approved of God, gives a proof that it was proper then, which is accompanied by the voice of prophecy, affording evidence that even in periods then future it should no less be proper. The argument for the service that is afforded by prophecy is peculiar, and, though corresponding with evidence from other sources, is independent. Because that God willed to make known truth through his servants the prophets, we should receive it
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Genesis 9:18
The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)

Genesis 9:24
When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him,

Deuteronomy 27:16
"Cursed is anyone who dishonors their father or mother." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"

Joshua 9:23
You are now under a curse: You will never be released from service as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God."

1 Kings 9:21
Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land--whom the Israelites could not exterminate --to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.

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