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Genesis 9:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Noah began to be a husbandman, and planted a vineyard:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Noah began [to be] an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Noah began [to be] a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Noah began [to be] a husbandman, and planted a vineyard.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Noah began to be a husbandman,—so he planted a vineyard;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Noah remaineth a man of the ground, and planteth a vineyard,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Noe a husbandman began to till the ground, and planted a vineyard.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Noah began [to bee] an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Noah{gr.Noe} began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Noach began [to be] an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And N נֹחַ 5146
{5146} Prime
The same as H5118; rest; Noach, the patriarch of the flood.
began 2490
{2490} Prime
A primitive root (compare H2470); properly to bore, that is, (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an opening-wedge); denominatively (from H2485) to play (the flute).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
[to be] an husbandman, 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
{0127} Prime
From H0119; soil (from its general redness).
and he planted 5193
{5193} Prime
A primitive root; properly to strike in, that is, fix; specifically to plant (literally or figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a vineyard: 3754
{3754} Prime
From an unused root of uncertain meaning; a garden or vineyard.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 9:20

_ _ And Noah ... planted a vineyard — Noah had been probably bred to the culture of the soil, and resumed that employment on leaving the ark.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 9:18-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 9:20

And Noah began to be an husbandman — Heb. a man of the earth, a man dealing in the earth, that kept ground in his hand and occupied it. Sometime after his departure out of the ark he returned to his old employment, from which he had been diverted by the building of the ark first, and probably after by the building an house for himself and family. And he planted a vineyard — And when he had gathered his vintage, probably he appointed a day of mirth and feasting in his family, and had his sons and their children with him, to rejoice with him in the increase of his house, as well as in the increase of his vineyard; and we may suppose he prefaced his feast with a sacrifice to the honour of God. If that was omitted, 'twas just with God to leave him to himself, to end with the beasts that did not begin with God: but we charitably hope he did. And perhaps he appointed this feast with design in the close of it to bless his sons, as Isaac, Genesis 27:3-4. That I may eat, and that my soul may bless thee.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Genesis 3:18-19 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; ... In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
Genesis 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Genesis 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Genesis 5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This [same] shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous [man is] a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain [persons is] void of understanding.
Ecclesiastes 5:9 Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king [himself] is served by the field.
Isaiah 28:24-26 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground? ... For his God doth instruct him to discretion, [and] doth teach him.


Deuteronomy 20:6 And what man [is he] that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not [yet] eaten of it? let him [also] go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man eat of it.
Deuteronomy 28:30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
Proverbs 24:30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
Song of Songs 1:6 Look not upon me, because I [am] black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; [but] mine own vineyard have I not kept.
1 Corinthians 9:7 Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?
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Gn 3:18, 23; 4:2; 5:29. Dt 20:6; 28:30. Pv 10:11; 12:11; 24:30. Ec 5:9. So 1:6. Is 28:24. 1Co 9:7.

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