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Genesis 9:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Ham the father of Canaan saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren outside.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's shame,—and told his two brethren, outside.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Ham, father of Canaan, seeth the nakedness of his father, and declareth to his two brethren without.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Which when Cham the father of Chanaan had seen, to wit, that his father's nakedness was uncovered, he told it to his two brethren without.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakednesse of his father, and told his two brethren without.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Ham{gr.Cham} the father of Canaan{gr.Chanaan} saw the nakedness of his father, and he went out and told his two brothers without.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Cham, the father of Kenaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And m חָם, 2526
{2526} Prime
חָם
Cham
{khawm}
The same as H2525; hot (from the tropical habitat); Cham, a son of Noah; also (as a patronymic) his descendants or their country.
the father 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
of Cn`an כְּנָעַן, 3667
{3667} Prime
כְּנַעַן
K@na`an
{ken-ah'-an}
From H3665; humiliated; Kenaan, a son of Ham; also the country inhabited by him.
saw 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the nakedness 6172
{6172} Prime
עֶרְוָה
`ervah
{er-vaw'}
From H6168; nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgrace, blemish).
of his father, 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
and told 5046
{5046} Prime
נָגַד
nagad
{naw-gad'}
A primitive root; properly to front, that is, stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically to expose, predict, explain, praise.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
his two 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
brethren 251
{0251} Prime
אָח
'ach
{awkh}
A primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like H0001)).
without. 2351
{2351} Prime
חוּץ
chuwts
{khoots}
(Both forms feminine in the plural); from an unused root meaning to sever; properly separate by a wall, that is, outside, outdoors.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 9:18-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 9:22

And Ham saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren — To have seen it accidentally and involuntarily would not have been a crime. But he pleased himself with the sight. And he told his two brethren without — In the street, as the word is, in a scornful deriding manner.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 9:22

And Ham, the father of (p) Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and (q) told his two brethren without.

(p) Of whom came the Canaanites that wicked nation, who were also cursed by God.

(q) In derision and contempt of his father.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Ham:

Genesis 9:25 And he said, Cursed [be] Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
Genesis 10:15-19 And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, ... And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
1 Chronicles 1:8 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
1 Chronicles 1:13-16 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth, ... And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

told:

2 Samuel 1:19-20 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen! ... Tell [it] not in Gath, publish [it] not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
Psalms 35:20-21 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against [them that are] quiet in the land. ... Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, [and] said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen [it].
Psalms 40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
Psalms 70:3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
Proverbs 25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour [himself]; and discover not a secret to another:
Proverbs 30:17 The eye [that] mocketh at [his] father, and despiseth to obey [his] mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Obadiah 1:12-13 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress. ... Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid [hands] on their substance in the day of their calamity;
Matthew 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
1 Corinthians 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
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Gn 9:25; 10:6, 15. 2S 1:19. 1Ch 1:8, 13. Ps 35:20; 40:15; 70:3. Pv 25:9; 30:17. Ob 1:12. Mt 18:15. 1Co 13:6. Ga 6:1.

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