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1 5 G enesis 10
lavish life on the Earth, live
8-11 Then God spoke to Noah and his sons:
“ I’m setting up my covenant with you including your children who will come after
you, along with everything alive around
you—birds, farm animals, wild animals—
that came out of the ship with you. I’m setting up my covenant with you that never
again will everything living be destroyed by
floodwaters; no, never again will a flood destroy the Earth.”
12-16 God continued, “This is the sign of
the covenant I am making between me and
you and everything living around you and
everyone living after you. I’m putting my
rainbow in the clouds, a sign of the covenant
between me and the Earth. From now on,
when I form a cloud over the Earth and
the rainbow appears in the cloud, I’ll remember my covenant between me and you
and everything living, that never again will
floodwaters destroy all life. When the rainbow appears in the cloud, I’ll see it and remember the eternal covenant between God
and everything living, e very last living creature on Earth.”
17 And God said, “This is the sign of the
covenant that I’ve set up between me and
everything living on the Earth.”
18-19 The sons of Noah who came out of the
ship were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham was
the father of Canaan. These are the three sons
of Noah; from these three the whole Earth
20-23 Noah, a farmer, was the first to plant a
vineyard. He drank from its wine, got drunk
and passed out, naked in his tent. Ham, the
father of C
anaan, saw that his father was
naked and told his two brothers who were
outside the tent. Shem and Japheth took
a cloak, held it between them from their
shoulders, walked backward and covered
their father’s nakedness, keeping their faces
turned away so they did not see their father’s
24-27 When Noah woke up with his hangover, he learned what his youngest son had
done. He said,
Cursed be Canaan! A slave of slaves,
a slave to his brothers!
Blessed be God, the God of Shem,
but Canaan shall be his slave.
God prosper Japheth,
living spaciously in the tents of Shem.
But Canaan shall be his slave.
28-29 Noah lived another 350 years following the flood. He lived a total of 950 years.
And he died.
The Family Tree of Noah’s Sons
1 This is the family tree of the sons
of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
After the flood, they themselves had sons.
2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog,
Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, Tiras.
3 The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath,
4-5 The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish,
Kittim, Rodanim. The seafaring peoples developed from these, each in its own place by
family, each with its own language.
6 The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put,
7 The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah,
The sons of Raamah: Sheba, Dedan.
8-12 Cush also had
Nimrod. He was the
first great warrior on Earth. He was a great
hunter before God. There was a saying, “Like
Nimrod, a great hunter before God.” His
kingdom got its start with Babel; then Erech,
Akkad, and Calneh in the country of Shinar.
From there he went up to Asshur and built
Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between N
ineveh and the great city Calah.
13-14 Egypt was ancestor to the Ludim,
the Anamim, the Lehabim, the Naphtuhim,
the Pathrusim, the Casluhim (the origin
of the Philistines), and the Kaphtorim.
15-19Canaan had Sidon his firstborn, Heth,
the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites,
the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, the
Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites.
Later the C
anaanites spread out, going from
Sidon toward Gerar, as far south as Gaza,
and then east all the way over to S
Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and on to Lasha.
20 These are the descendants of Ham by
family, language, country, and nation.
21 Shem, the older brother of Japheth, also
had sons. Shem was ancestor to all the children of Eber.
22 The sons of Shem: Elam, A
Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.
23 The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether,