Gen. 9:27 KJV (With Strong’s)

'elohiym (Hebrew #430)
gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative
KJV usage: angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.
Pronounce: el-o-heem'
Origin: plural of 433
shall πenlarge
pathah (Hebrew #6601)
to open, i.e. be (causatively, make) roomy; usually figuratively (in a mental or moral sense) to be (causatively, make) simple or (in a sinister way) delude
KJV usage: allure, deceive, enlarge, entice, flatter, persuade, silly (one).
Pronounce: paw-thaw'
Origin: a primitive root
Yepheth (Hebrew #3315)
expansion; Jepheth, a son of Noah; also his posterity
KJV usage: Japheth.
Pronounce: yeh'-feth
Origin: from 6601
v, and he shall dwell
shakan (Hebrew #7931)
to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: abide, continue, (cause to, make to) dwell(-er), have habitation, inhabit, lay, place, (cause to) remain, rest, set (up).
Pronounce: shaw-kan'
Origin: a primitive root (apparently akin (by transmission) to 7901 through the idea of lodging; compare 5531, 7925)
in the tents
'ohel (Hebrew #168)
a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance)
KJV usage: covering, (dwelling)(place), home, tabernacle, tent.
Pronounce: o'-hel
Origin: from 166
of Shem
Shem (Hebrew #8035)
name; Shem, a son of Noah (often includ. his posterity)
KJV usage: Sem, Shem.
Pronounce: shame
Origin: the same as 8034
; and Canaan
Kna`an (Hebrew #3667)
humiliated; Kenaan, a son a Ham; also the country inhabited by him
KJV usage: Canaan, merchant, traffick.
Pronounce: ken-ah'-an
Origin: from 3665
shall be his servant
`ebed (Hebrew #5650)
a servant
KJV usage: X bondage, bondman, (bond-)servant, (man-)servant.
Pronounce: eh'-bed
Origin: from 5647

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Ministry on This Verse

or, persuade.
Japheth.Japheth denotes enlargement, and how wonderfully have his boundaries been enlarged; for not only Europe, but Asia Minor, part of Armenia, Iberia, the whole of the vast regions of Asia north of Taurus, and probably America, fell to the share of his posterity.he shall dwell.These words may mean either that God or that Japheth shall dwell in the tents of Shem.
In either sense the prophecy has been literally fulfilled.dwell.
Isa. 11:10• 10And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. (Isa. 11:10)
Hos. 2:14• 14Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. (Hos. 2:14)
Mal. 1:11• 11For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. (Mal. 1:11)
Acts 17:14• 14And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still. (Acts 17:14)
Rom. 11:12• 12Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? (Rom. 11:12)
Rom. 15:12• 12And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. (Rom. 15:12)
Eph. 2:13‑14,19• 13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
(Eph. 2:13‑14,19)
Eph. 3:6,13• 6That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
13Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
(Eph. 3:6,13)
Heb. 11:9‑10• 9By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
(Heb. 11:9‑10)
 This is God’s survey of the new world, in its three heads, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, in a brief declaration of what characterized their position in the earth. Its whole history is stated in a few words. How mighty in everything is the Word! He who knows all can state all briefly and surely. (Genesis 9 by J.N. Darby)
 Elohim enlarged Japhet, who would spread himself not merely in his own destined lot, but even dwell in the tents of Shem, and Canaan humbled there too. How true of the energetic Japhetic race that pushed westward, and not content with the east, pushes round again to the west – anywhere and everywhere. (Genesis 9 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

Let God enlarge Japhethc, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, And let Canaan be hisd bondman.

JND Translation Notes

See ch. 5.32.
Or "their," i.e. Japheth's.