- 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
- 26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; And Canaan shall be his servant.
- 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; And Canaan shall be his servant."
Canaan's eldest son, Zidon, was the father of the Sidonians and Phoenicians. He had eleven sons, who were the founders of as many tribes.3