Genesis 9:18-10:1

Noah's sons

18 The names of Noah's sons were Shem, Ham and Japheth. They all came out of the ship with Noah. Ham later became the father of a son called Canaan. 19 All the people who live on the earth are descendants of Noah's three sons.

20 Noah was a farmer. He was the first person to plant vines.

21 He used the grapes to make wine. One day, he drank some of the wine and he became drunk. He lay inside his tent and he slept. He was not wearing any clothes. 22 Canaan's father, Ham, saw that Noah was not wearing any clothes. He went out of the tent. He told his two brothers what he had seen. 23 Then Shem and Japheth took Noah's coat and they put it between their shoulders. They walked into Noah's tent with their backs to Noah. In this way they covered their father with the coat. They looked away from their father so that they did not see him. They did this because Noah was not wearing any clothes.

9:23Vines grow a small round fruit called grapes. People use grapes to make wine. Wine is a drink containing alcohol.

24 Later, when he was no longer drunk with the wine, Noah woke up. He found out what his youngest son, Ham, had done. 25 He said, ‘I curse Canaan! He will become a slave that must serve his brothers.’

26 Noah also said, ‘I praise the Lord, the God of Shem! Let Canaan become Shem's slave! 27 I pray that God will make the land of Japheth and his descendants grow bigger. I pray that the descendants of Japheth will share good things with Shem. I pray that Canaan will become Japheth's slave.’

9:27Noah wanted God to bless Shem and Japheth, because they did the right thing. Noah asked for a curse on the descendants of Ham because he caused Noah to be ashamed.

28 Noah lived for 350 years after God covered the earth with deep water. 29 In his whole life, Noah lived for 950 years. Then he died.

Genesis 10

1 This is the report about Noah's sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, and their families.

After the deep water went away, they all had children themselves.