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24 Later, Noah woke up. (He was sleeping because of the wine.) When he learned what his youngest son Ham had done to him, 25 he said,

“May there be a curse on Canaan[a]!
    May he be a slave to his brothers.”

26 Noah also said,

“May the Lord, the God of Shem, be praised!
    May Canaan be Shem’s slave.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 9:25 Canaan Ham’s son. The people of Canaan lived along the coast of Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria. Later, God gave this land to the Israelites.

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