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Genesis 9:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he said, Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he said, Cursed [be] Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So he said, “Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brothers.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he said, Cursed [be] Canaan, a servant of servants shall he be to his brethren.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he said, Cursed be Canaan; Let him be a bondman of bondmen to his brethren.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And he said, Accursed, be Canaan,—a servant of servants, shall he be to his brethren!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and saith: 'Cursed [is] Canaan, Servant of servants he is to his brethren.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He said: Cursed be Chanaan, a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he said, Cursed [bee] Canaan: a seruant of seruants shall hee be vnto his brethren.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he said, Cursed be the servant Canaan{gr.Chanaan}, a slave shall he be to his brethren.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he said, Cursed [be] Kenaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Cursed 779
{0779} Prime
אָרַר
'arar
{aw-rar'}
A primitive root; to execrate.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
[be] 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.
a servant 5650
{5650} Prime
עֶבֶד
`ebed
{eh'-bed}
From H5647; a servant.
of servants 5650
{5650} Prime
עֶבֶד
`ebed
{eh'-bed}
From H5647; a servant.
shall he be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
unto his 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)).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 9:25

_ _ Cursed be Canaan — This doom has been fulfilled in the destruction of the Canaanites — in the degradation of Egypt and the slavery of the Africans, the descendants of Ham.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 9:24-27.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 9:25

A servant of servants — That is, the meanest and most despicable servant shall he be, even to his brethren. Those who by birth were his equals, should by conquest be his lords. This certainly points at the victories obtained by Israel over the Canaanites, by which they were all either put to the sword, or put under tribute. Joshua 9:23; Judges 1:28, Judges 1:30, Judges 1:33, Judges 1:35, which happened not 'till about eight hundred years after this. God often visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, especially when the children inherit the fathers wicked dispositions, and imitate the father's wicked practices.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 9:25

And he said, (r) Cursed [be] Canaan; a (s) servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

(r) He pronounces as a prophet the curse of God against all those who do not honour their parents: for Ham and his posterity were cursed.

(s) That is, a most vile slave.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Cursed:

Genesis 9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Genesis 4:11 And now [art] thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
Genesis 49:7 Cursed [be] their anger, for [it was] fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed [be] he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Deuteronomy 28:18 Cursed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

a servant:
The devoted nations, which God destroyed before Israel, were descended from Canaan, and so were the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, who were at length subjugated with dreadful destruction by the Greeks and Romans. The Africans, who have been bought and sold like beasts, were also his posterity.
Joshua 9:23 Now therefore ye [are] cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.
Joshua 9:27 And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of the LORD, even unto this day, in the place which he should choose.
Judges 1:28-30 And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out. ... Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.
1 Kings 9:20-21 [And] all the people [that were] left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which [were] not of the children of Israel, ... Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.
2 Chronicles 8:7-8 [As for] all the people [that were] left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which [were] not of Israel, ... [But] of their children, who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel consumed not, them did Solomon make to pay tribute until this day.
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
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Gn 3:14; 4:11; 9:22; 49:7. Dt 27:16; 28:18. Jsh 9:23, 27. Jg 1:28. 1K 9:20. 2Ch 8:7. Mt 25:41. Jn 8:34.

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