20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.
20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
20 Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard.
20 Noah, a farmer, was the first to plant a vineyard.
20 And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard.
20 After the flood, Noah began to cultivate the ground, and he planted a vineyard.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 9:20
Commentary on Genesis 9:18-23
(Read Genesis 9:18-23)
The drunkenness of Noah is recorded in the Bible, with that fairness which is found only in the Scripture, as a case and proof of human weakness and imperfection, even though he may have been surprised into the sin; and to show that the best of men cannot stand upright, unless they depend upon Divine grace, and are upheld thereby. Ham appears to have been a bad man, and probably rejoiced to find his father in an unbecoming situation. It was said of Noah, that he was perfect in his generations, 1 Peter 4:8. Beside that, there is a robe of reverence to be thrown over the faults of parents and other superiors. The blessing of God attends on those who honour their parents, and his curse lights especially on those who dishonour them.