ARE THE BLACKS CURSED?
Some people say that the blacks are cursed.
These people say that Noah cursed his son Ham, who generated Cush, of whom the blacks descend, and they cite the passage Genesis 9:20-27 as base for their allegations.
However, in Genesis 9:20-27 it is not written that Noah cursed Ham, because there it is written that Noah only cursed Canaan, who was one of the children of Ham.
See the passage in question:
GN 9.20 AND NOAH BEGAN TO BE A HUSBANDMAN, AND PLANTED A VINEYARD:
GN 9.21 AND HE DRANK OF THE WINE, AND WAS DRUNKEN. AND HE WAS UNCOVERED WITHIN HIS TENT.
GN 9.22 AND HAM, THE FATHER OF CANAAN, SAW THE NAKEDNESS OF HIS FATHER, AND TOLD HIS TWO BRETHREN WITHOUT.
GN 9.23 AND SHEM AND JAPHETH TOOK A GARMENT, AND LAID IT UPON BOTH THEIR SHOULDERS, AND WENT BACKWARD, AND COVERED THE NAKEDNESS OF THEIR FATHER. AND THEIR FACES WERE BACKWARD, AND THEY SAW NOT THEIR FATHER'S NAKEDNESS.
GN 9.24 AND NOAH AWOKE FROM HIS WINE, AND KNEW WHAT HIS YOUNGEST SON HAD DONE UNTO HIM.
GN 9.25 AND HE SAID, CURSED BE CANAAN; A SERVANT OF SERVANTS SHALL HE BE UNTO HIS BRETHREN.
GN 9.26 AND HE SAID, BLESSED BE YAHVEH, THE GOD OF SHEM; AND LET CANAAN BE HIS SERVANT.
GN 9.27 GOD ENLARGE JAPHETH, AND LET HIM DWELL IN THE TENTS OF SHEM; AND LET CANAAN BE HIS SERVANT.
In the verse Genesis 9:25 it is written: Cursed be Canaan.
Therefore, we see that only Canaan was cursed by Noah, so that the other children of Ham, among whom is Cush, of whom the blacks descend, were not cursed.
So, it is verified that the blacks are not cursed.
In Psalms 68:32 it is written that Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
The Hebrew word that is translated as Ethiopia is Cush, which is the name of the ancestor of the Ethiopians and of the other blacks.
Therefore, we see that the Bible says that the blacks will soon stretch out their hands unto God.
There are black Jews in Ethiopia, and many of them migrated to Israel.
The racists are cursed, because it is written in Leviticus 19:18 that God commanded us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and the racists do not obey this commandment of God, because they do not love their neighbor, and it is written in Deuteronomy 28:15 that God said that those who do not obey His commandments are cursed.
Yahveh bless you.
Joćo Paulo Fernandes Pontes (Hebrew name: Yochanan Ben Yosef).
Published in March 15, 2013.
Updated in March 26, 2013.