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Commentaries for Genesis Chapter 9

God blesses Noah, and grants flesh for food.

The blessing of God is the cause of our doing well...
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Blood, and murder forbidden.

The main reason of forbidding the eating of blood, doubtless was because the shedding of blood in sacrifices was to keep the worshippers in mind of the great atonement; yet it seems intended also to check cruelty, lest men, being used to shed and feed upon the blood of animals, should grow unfeeling to them, and be less shocked at the idea of shedding human blood...
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God's covenant by the rainbow.

As the old world was ruined, to be a monument of justice, so this world remains to this day a monument of mercy...
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Noah plants a vineyard, is drunken and mocked by Ham.

The drunkenness of Noah is recorded in the Bible, with that fairness which is found only in the Scripture, as a case and proof of human weakness and imperfection, even though he may have been surprised into the sin; and to show that the best of men cannot stand upright, unless they depend upon Divine grace, and are upheld thereby...
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Noah curses Canaan, blesses Shem, prays for Japheth, His death.

Noah declares a curse on Canaan, the son of Ham; perhaps this grandson of his was more guilty than the rest...
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