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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 9:28-29

Here see, 1. How God prolonged the life of Noah; he lived 950 years, twenty more than Adam and but nineteen less than Methuselah: this long life was a further reward of his signal piety, and a great blessing to the world, to which no doubt he continued a preacher of righteousness, with this advantage, that now all he preached to were his own children. 2. How God put a period to his life at last. Though he lived long, yet he died, having probably first seen many that descended from him dead... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 9:28

And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. So that he not only saw the old world, and the wickedness of that, and the destruction of it for it, but an increase of wickedness again, the building of the tower of Babel, the confusion of languages, the dispersion of his offspring, and the wars among them in the times of Nimrod, and others: however, it was a blessing to mankind that he lived so long after the flood in the new world, to transmit to posterity, by tradition, the... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 9:28

Verse 28 28.And Noah lived. Although Moses briefly states the age of the holy man, and does not record his annals and the memorable events of his life, yet those things which are certain, and which Scripture elsewhere commemorates, ought to recur to our minds. Within one hundred and fifty years, the offspring of his three sons became so numerous, that he had sufficient and even abundant proof of the efficacy of the Divine benediction Increase and multiply. He sees, not one city only, filled... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 9:18-29

The threefold distribution of the human race —into the Shemitic, Hamitic, and Japhetic families. The fall of Noah was through wine; not, indeed, a forbidden product of the earth, but, like the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, representing a tremendous responsibility . I. THE FERTILITY OF SIN . It was out of drunkenness that the widespread curse of the Hamitic nations came forth. And the drunkenness is closely connected with other sins— What a picture of the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 9:20-29

The future unveiled. I. A PAGE FROM HUMAN HISTORY . The prominent figure an old man—always an object of interest, as one who has passed through life's vicissitudes, and worthy of peculiar honor, especially if found walking in the paths of righteousness and peace; an old saint who had long been distinguished for the elevation of his piety, who had long maintained his fidelity to God in the midst of evil times, who had just enjoyed a special deliverance at the hand of God, and who up... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 9:28-29

And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years . I .e. to the fifty-eighth year of the life of Abram, and was thus in all probability a witness of the building of the tower of Babel, and of the consequent dispersion of mankind. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died . Tuch, Bleek, and Colenso connect these verses with Genesis 9:17 , as the proper continuation of the Elohist's work. HOMILETICS read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 9:18-29

- XXX. The Prophecy of Noah18. כנען kena‛an, “Kena‘an, bowed down.”19. נפץ nāpats, “break, scatter, spread.” פוּץ pûts, “break, scatter, flow.”20. כרם kerem, “orchard, vineyard.”21. יין yayı̂n, “wine; related: ferment.”After the blessing on the new heads of the human race has been pronounced, and the covenant with them renewed, we are prepared for a new development of human action. This appears, however, in the form of an event which is itself a meet preliminary to the subsequent stage of... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 9:28

Genesis 9:28. Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years Which period, as the Jews observe, reaches to the fifty-eighth year of Abraham’s age. So that we need be under no difficulty in accounting for the transmission of the original revelation made to Adam, and of other branches of divine truth, from the beginning of the world to the time of Abraham. Noah received these from his parents, who had the account from Adam’s own mouth, and transmitted it to Abraham. And its... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 9:18-29

Noah and his sons (9:18-29)On one occasion Noah brought shame upon himself through becoming drunk. But God’s condemnation was concerned more with Noah’s son Ham, and particularly his grandson Canaan who tried to add to Noah’s disgrace (18-23). God announced a curse on the descendants of Ham who would come through Canaan, though not on Ham’s other descendants. The descendants of Canaan would have their land taken from them by the descendants of Shem (the nation Israel) and they themselves would... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 9:28-29

"And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died."Since Abraham was born about 292 years after the Flood, it appears that, for 58 years, Noah was a contemporary of Abraham!Lessons from this narrative are many:Temptation and sin are of the greatest danger immediately following victory. Satan assaults the soul with the most vigorous efforts both at the beginning of life (or a career), and at the end of it.... read more

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