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Genesis 9:26 Amplified Bible (AMP)

26 He also said,

“Blessed be the Lord,
The God of [a]Shem;
And let Canaan be his servant.


  1. Genesis 9:26 The Jewish people are the descendants of Shem. Through Shem’s lineage came the Messiah and salvation.
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Genesis 9:26 King James Version (KJV)

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

Genesis 9:26 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 He also said:

Praise the Lord, the God of Shem;
Canaan will be[a] his slave.


  1. Genesis 9:26 As a prophecy; others interpret the verbs in vv. 26-27 as a wish or prayer: let Canaan be . . .

Genesis 9:26 New International Version (NIV)

26 He also said,

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem!
    May Canaan be the slave of Shem.

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Genesis 9:26-27 The Message (MSG)

24-27 When Noah woke up with his hangover, he learned what his youngest son had done. He said,

Cursed be Canaan! A slave of slaves,
    a slave to his brothers!
Blessed be God, the God of Shem,
    but Canaan shall be his slave.
God prosper Japheth,
    living spaciously in the tents of Shem.
But Canaan shall be his slave.

The Message (MSG)

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