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Want to know what the Bible says about Ham? Here are 40 Bible verses about Ham from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Psalm 105:23 NIV
Then Israel entered Egypt;
    Jacob resided as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
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Genesis 9:24 NIV
When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him,
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Genesis 10:5 NIV
(From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)
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Psalm 78:51 NIV
He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt,
    the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.
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Genesis 10:6 NIV
The sons of Ham:Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.
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Psalm 106:22 NIV
miracles in the land of Ham
    and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
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Genesis 9:18 NIV
The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)
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Psalm 105:27 NIV
They performed his signs among them,
    his wonders in the land of Ham.
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Acts 17:26 NIV
From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
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Genesis 5:32 NIV
After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
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Genesis 9:22 NIV
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside.
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1 Chronicles 1:4 NIV
The sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
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Genesis 14:5 NIV
In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim
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1 Chronicles 4:40 NIV
They found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful and quiet. Some Hamites had lived there formerly.
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Genesis 9:18-27 NIV
18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) 19 These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth.
20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. 21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside. 23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked.
24 When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, 25 he said,
“Cursed be Canaan!
    The lowest of slaves
    will he be to his brothers.
26 He also said,
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem!
    May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
27 May God extend Japheth’s territory;
    may Japheth live in the tents of Shem,
    and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”
Genesis 9:20-27 NIV
20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. 21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside. 23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked.
24 When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, 25 he said,
“Cursed be Canaan!
    The lowest of slaves
    will he be to his brothers.
26 He also said,
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem!
    May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
27 May God extend Japheth’s territory;
    may Japheth live in the tents of Shem,
    and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”
Genesis 10:1 NIV
This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.
Genesis 10:6-20 NIV
6 The sons of Ham:Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.
7 The sons of Cush:Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteka.The sons of Raamah:Sheba and Dedan.
8 Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.” 10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in Shinar. 11 From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city.
13 Egypt was the father ofthe Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
15 Canaan was the father ofSidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites, 16 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 17 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 18 Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.
Later the Canaanite clans scattered 19 and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, as far as Lasha.
20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
1 Chronicles 1:8-16 NIV
8 The sons of Ham:Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.
9 The sons of Cush:Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah and Sabteka.The sons of Raamah:Sheba and Dedan.
10 Cush was the father ofNimrod, who became a mighty warrior on earth.
11 Egypt was the father ofthe Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 12 Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
13 Canaan was the father ofSidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites, 14 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 15 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 16 Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.
1 Chronicles 1:8 NIV
The sons of Ham:Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.

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