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.'
Genesis 9:25 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
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.
Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
Covenanting Predicted in Prophecy.
The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)
When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him,
"Cursed is anyone who dishonors their father or mother." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
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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