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May Yahweh, the God of Shem, be blessed

"Praised be Yahweh, the God of Shem," or "Yahweh, the God of Shem, is worthy of praise" or "I praise Yahweh, the God of Shem"

May Canaan be his servant

"And let Canaan be Shem's servant." This includes Canaan's and Shem's descendants.

May God extend the territory of Japheth

Possible meanings are 1) "May God make Japheth's territory larger" or 2) "May God cause Japheth to have many descendants."

let him make his home in the tents of Shem

"let him leave peacefully with Shem." This includes Japheth's and Shem's descendants.

May Canaan be his servant

"Let Canaan be Japheth's servant." This includes Canaan's and Japheth's descendants.


  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/bless
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/yahweh
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/god
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/shem
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/canaan
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/servant
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/japheth