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May Japheth share the prosperity of Shem,*
and may Canaan be his servant.”
28 Noah lived another 350 years after the great flood. 29 He lived 950 years,
and then he died.
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 flood.
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.
9:27 Hebrew May he live in the tents of Shem.
10:4 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek
10:9 Hebrew a great
version (see also 1 Chr 1:7); most Hebrew manuscripts read Dodanim.
10:11 Or From that land Assyria
hunter before the Lord; also in 10:9b. 10:10 Hebrew Shinar.
10:14 Hebrew Casluhites, from whom the Philistines came, and Caphtorites. Compare
Jer 47:4; Amos 9:7. 10:15 Hebrew ancestor of Heth.
10:21 Or Shem, whose older brother was
10:24 Greek version reads Arphaxad was the father of Cainan, Cainan was the father of
Shelah. Compare Luke 3:36.
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