Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

And Shem taketh -- Japheth also -- the garment, and they place on the shoulder of them both, and go backward, and cover the nakedness of their father; and their faces are backward, and their father's nakedness they have not seen.

New American Standard Bible

But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were turned away, so that they did not see their father’s nakedness.

King James Version

And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

Holman Bible

Then Shem and Japheth took a cloak and placed it over both their shoulders, and walking backward, they covered their father’s nakedness. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father naked.

International Standard Version

Then Shem and Japheth took their father's cloak, laid it across both their shoulders, and walking backwards, they both covered their father's genitals. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father's genitals.

A Conservative Version

And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were backward, and they did not see their father's nakedness.

American Standard Version

And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

Amplified

So Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it upon the shoulders of both, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they did not see their father's nakedness.

Bible in Basic English

And Shem and Japheth took a robe, and putting it on their backs went in with their faces turned away, and put it over their father so that they might not see him unclothed.

Darby Translation

And Shem and Japheth took the upper garment and both laid it upon their shoulders, and went backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were turned away, that they saw not their father's nakedness.

Julia Smith Translation

And Shem and Japheth will take a garment and they will put upon their two shoulders, and will go backwards and will cover the nakedness of their father: and their faces backwards, and they will not see the nakedness of their father.

King James 2000

And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, and the two of them put [it] on [their] shoulders and, walking backward, they covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces [were turned] backward, so that they did not see the nakedness of their father.

Modern King James verseion

And Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders. And they went backwards and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were backwards, and they did not see their father's nakedness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Shem and Japheth took a mantle, and put it on both their shoulders and went backward, and covered their father's secrets, but their faces were backward, so that they saw not their father's nakedness.

NET Bible

Shem and Japheth took the garment and placed it on their shoulders. Then they walked in backwards and covered up their father's nakedness. Their faces were turned the other way so they did not see their father's nakedness.

New Heart English Bible

Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, went in backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were backwards, and they did not see their father's nakedness.

The Emphasized Bible

And Shem and Japheth took a mantle, and put it on the shoulder of them both and went backwards, and covered the shame of their father, but their faces were backwards, and the shame of their father, saw they not.

Webster

And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father: and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

World English Bible

Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, went in backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were backwards, and they didn't see their father's nakedness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 17

and Japheth
יפת 
Yepheth 
Usage: 11

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

שׂמלה 
Simlah 
Usage: 29

and laid
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

it upon both
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

שׁכם 
Sh@kem 
Usage: 22

and went
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

אחרנּית 
'achoranniyth 
Usage: 7

and covered
כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

the nakedness
ערוה 
`ervah 
Usage: 54

and their faces
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

אחרנּית 
'achoranniyth 
Usage: 7

and they saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Noah's Descendants

22 And Ham, father of Canaan, seeth the nakedness of his father, and declareth to his two brethren without. 23 And Shem taketh -- Japheth also -- the garment, and they place on the shoulder of them both, and go backward, and cover the nakedness of their father; and their faces are backward, and their father's nakedness they have not seen. 24 And Noah awaketh from his wine, and knoweth that which his young son hath done to him,


Cross References

Exodus 20:12

'Honour thy father and thy mother, so that thy days are prolonged on the ground which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee.

Leviticus 19:32

At the presence of grey hairs thou dost rise up, and thou hast honoured the presence of an old man, and hast been afraid of thy God; I am Jehovah.

Romans 13:7

render, therefore, to all their dues; to whom tribute, the tribute; to whom custom, the custom; to whom fear, the fear; to whom honour, the honour.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if a man also may be overtaken in any trespass, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of meekness, considering thyself -- lest thou also may be tempted;

1 Timothy 5:1

An aged person thou mayest not rebuke, but be entreating as a father; younger persons as brethren;

1 Timothy 5:17

The well-leading elders of double honour let them be counted worthy, especially those labouring in word and teaching,

1 Timothy 5:19

Against an elder an accusation receive not, except upon two or three witnesses.

1 Peter 2:17

to all give ye honour; the brotherhood love ye; God fear ye; the king honour ye.

1 Peter 4:8

and, before all things, to one another having the earnest love, because the love shall cover a multitude of sins;

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