Noah was the son of Lamech and after he was 500 years old he fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth. His father said of him when he was born, "Out of the ground that the Lord has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands." It was Noah and his family God chose to build an ark and save what part of creation God destined to live. Following the Flood, Noah cursed Canaan for Ham's actions. Noah lived a total of 950 years.