The sons of Ham, the sons of Shem, the sons of Japheth. Ham and Shem were family ones. But Japheth excelled in the ways of the world. Ham and Shem were content with what they had. But Japheth had a heart to excel and was not satisfied with the cessation of growth. And so as Shem and Ham grew more and more content and as Japheth grew more and more industrious, Japheth began being bored. He acquired everything and he did everything but he needed more to satiate his appetite for excelling. And so for them, "unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6 A child is a blessing from the LORD. The child brings joy and laughter. But to those in heavy mourning, the child of such joy and laughter can be as a curse. - Psalm 127:3 Proverbs 25:20 "As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart." And this child which brought Japheth more joy in their lives also brought the cold and the vinegar to the others'.