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G enesis 10
This is the account of the families of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the
three sons of Noah. Many children were born to them after the great
Descendants of Japheth
2 The descendants of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal,
Meshech, and Tiras.
3 The descendants of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.
4 The descendants of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim.*
5 Their descendants became the seafaring peoples that spread out to
various lands, each identified by its own language, clan, and national
Descendants of Ham
6 The descendants of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
7 The descendants of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and
Sabteca. The descendants of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.
8 Cush was also the ancestor of Nimrod, who was the first heroic
warrior on earth. 9 Since he was the greatest hunter in the world,* his
name became proverbial. People would say, “This man is like Nimrod,
the greatest hunter in the world.” 10 He built his kingdom in the land
of Babylonia,* with the cities of Babylon, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh.
11 From there he expanded his territory to Assyria,* building the cities
of Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, Calah, 12 and Resen (the great city located
between Nineveh and Calah).
13 Mizraim was the ancestor of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites,
Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Casluhites, and the Caphtorites, from
whom the Philistines came.*
15 Canaan’s oldest son was Sidon, the ancestor of the Sidonians. Canaan
was also the ancestor of the Hittites,* 16 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites,
17 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 18 Arvadites, Zemarites, and Hamathites. The
Canaanite clans eventually spread out, 19 and the territory of Canaan
extended from Sidon in the north to Gerar and Gaza in the south, and
east as far as Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, near Lasha.
20 These were the descendants of Ham, identified by clan, language, territory,
and national identity.
Descendants of Shem
21 Sons were also born to Shem, the older brother of Japheth.* Shem was
the ancestor of all the descendants of Eber.
22 The descendants of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.
23 The descendants of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.
24 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah,* and Shelah was the father of Eber.
25 Eber had two sons. The first was named Peleg (which means “division”),
for during his lifetime the people of the world were divided into
different language groups. His brother’s name was Joktan.
10:4 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek version (see also 1 Chr 1:7); most Hebrew
manuscripts read Dodanim.
10:9 Hebrew a great hunter before the Lord; also in 10:9b.
10:10 Hebrew Shinar.
10:11 Or From that land Assyria went out.
10:14 Hebrew Casluhites, from
whom the Philistines came, and Caphtorites. Compare Jer 47:4; Amos 9:7. 10:15 Hebrew ancestor
10:21 Or Shem, whose older brother was Japheth.
10:24 Greek version reads Arphaxad
was the father of Cainan, Cainan was the father of Shelah. Compare Luke 3:36.