New International Version
May God extend Japheth's territory; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth."
King James Bible
God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Darby Bible Translation
Let God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, And let Canaan be his bondman.
World English Bible
May God enlarge Japheth. Let him dwell in the tents of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant."
Young's Literal Translation
God doth give beauty to Japheth, And he dwelleth in tents of Shem, And Canaan is servant to him.'
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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
enlarge. or, persuade. Japheth. Japheth denotes enlargement, and how wonderfully have his boundaries been enlarged; for not only Europe, but Asia Minor, part of Armenia, Iberia, the whole of the vast regions of Asia north of Taurus, and probably America, fell to the share of his posterity.
he shall dwell. These words may mean either that God or that Japheth shall dwell in the tents of Shem. In either sense the prophecy has been literally fulfilled.
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.
After the flood Noah lived 350 years.
The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.
May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed."
"I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations--to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations.
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