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Genesis 9:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and he drank of the wine, and was drunken. And he was uncovered within his tent.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he drank of the wine, and was drunken, and he was uncovered within his tent.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he drank of the wine, and was drunken, and he uncovered himself in his tent.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and dank of the wine, and became drunk,—and uncovered himself in the midst of his tent.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and drinketh of the wine, and is drunken, and uncovereth himself in the midst of the tent.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And drinking of the wine was made drunk, and was uncovered in his tent.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he dranke of the wine, and was drunken, and hee was vncouered within his tent.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he drank of the wine, and was drunk, and was naked in his house.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he drank 8354
{8354} Prime
שָׁתָה
shathah
{shaw-thaw'}
A primitive root; to imbibe (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the wine, 3196
{3196} Prime
יַיִן
yayin
{yah'-yin}
From an unused root meaning to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implication intoxication.
and was drunken; 7937
{7937} Prime
שָׁכַר
shakar
{shaw-kar'}
A primitive root; to become tipsy; in a qualified sense, to satiate with a stimulating drink or (figuratively) influence. (Superlative of H8248.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and he was uncovered 1540
{1540} Prime
גָּלַה
galah
{gaw-law'}
A primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively to reveal.
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
within 8432
{8432} Prime
תָּוֶךְ
tavek
{taw'-vek}
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
his tent. 168
{0168} Prime
אֹהֶל
'ohel
{o'-hel}
From H0166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 9:21

_ _ And he drank of the wine, and was drunken — perhaps at the festivities of the vintage season. This solitary stain on the character of so eminently pious a man must, it is believed, have been the result of age or inadvertency.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 9:18-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 9:21

And he drank of the wine and was drunk — 'Tis highly probable, he did not know the effect of it before. And he was uncovered in his tent — Made naked to his shame.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 9:21

And he drank of the wine, and was (o) drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

(o) This is set before us to show what a horrible thing drunkenness is.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
and was:

Genesis 6:9 These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah walked with God.
Genesis 19:32-36 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. ... Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
Proverbs 20:1 Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Proverbs 23:31-32 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, [when] it moveth itself aright. ... At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 For [there is] not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Luke 22:3-4 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. ... And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
Galatians 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

and he:

Habakkuk 2:15-16 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to [him], and makest [him] drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness! ... Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD'S right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing [shall be] on thy glory.
Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
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Gn 6:9; 19:32. Pv 20:1; 23:31. Ec 7:20. Hab 2:15. Lk 22:3. Ro 13:13. 1Co 10:12. Ga 5:21. Tit 2:2. Rv 3:18.

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