25 he said,

“Cursed(A) be Canaan!(B)
    The lowest of slaves
    will he be to his brothers.(C)

26 He also said,

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem!(D)
    May Canaan be the slave(E) of Shem.
27 May God extend Japheth’s[a] territory;(F)
    may Japheth live in the tents of Shem,(G)
    and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”

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  1. Genesis 9:27 Japheth sounds like the Hebrew for extend.

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

26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

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And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

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15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,

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