And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem,and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan. These arethe three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earthoverspread.
And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncoveredwithin his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakednessof his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem andJapheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders,and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; andtheir faces were backward, and they saw not their father'snakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what hisyounger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; aservant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said,Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents ofShem; and Canaan shall be his servant.—Genesis ix, 18-27.