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Old 07-12-2009, 11:41 AM
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God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
John, if you stick with "he" as a singular only, and not referring to decendents, then this verse makes no sense. Follow you inference using my comments in brackets:

"God shall enlarge Japheth," [Japheth the man will become obese ?!?, OR PROPERLY,
Japheth will become a large nation]

"and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem;" [Japheth the man travels from tent to tent of Shem, who undoubtedly keeps moving to a new tent to get away from his live-in brother ?!?, OR PROPERLY,
Japheth's decendents become inhabitants of the areas originally inhabited by Shemites]

"and Canaan shall be his servant." [Canaan the man follows Uncle Japheth the man from one tent of Shem's to another, undoubtedly as Japheth's man Friday (or tent boy) ?!? OR PROPERLY,
the decendents of Canaan serve the decendents of the other brothers for some unspecified period of generations.