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Genesis 10

10
A List of Nations
1Here is the story of Shem, Ham and Japheth. They were Noah’s sons. After the flood, they also had sons.
The Sons of Japheth
2The sons of Japheth were
Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.
3The sons of Gomer were
Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.
4The sons of Javan were
Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites. 5From these people came the families who lived near the Mediterranean Sea. Each tribe and nation then spread out into its own territory and had its own language.
The Sons of Ham
6The sons of Ham were
Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.
7The sons of Cush were
Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteka.
The sons of Raamah were
Sheba and Dedan.
8Cush was the father of Nimrod. Nimrod became a mighty hero on the earth. 9He was a mighty hunter in the Lord’s eyes. That’s why people sometimes compare others with Nimrod. They say, “They are like Nimrod, who was a mighty hunter in the Lord’s eyes.” 10The first capital cities of Nimrod’s kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh. These cities were in the land of Babylon. 11From that land he went to Assyria. There he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir and Calah. 12He also built Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah. Nineveh is the most famous city.
13Egypt was the father of
the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14Pathrusites, Kasluhites and Caphtorites. The Philistines came from the Kasluhites.
15Canaan was the father of Sidon.
Sidon was his oldest son. Canaan was also the father of the Hittites, 16Jebusites, Amorites and Girgashites. 17And he was the father of the Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 18Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.
Later the Canaanite tribes scattered. 19The borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar all the way to Gaza. Then they continued toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim all the way to Lasha.
20These are the sons of Ham. They are listed by their tribes and languages in their territories and nations.
The Sons of Shem
21Sons were also born to Shem, Japheth’s younger brother. All the sons of Eber belonged to Shem’s family line.
22The sons of Shem were
Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.
23The sons of Aram were
Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.
24Arphaxad was the father of Shelah.
Shelah was the father of Eber.
25Eber had two sons.
One was named Peleg. That’s because the earth was divided up in his time. His brother was named Joktan.
26Joktan was the father of
Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. They were all sons of Joktan.
30The area where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar. It was in the eastern hill country.
31These are the sons of Shem. They are listed by their tribes and languages in their territories and nations.
32These are the tribes of Noah’s sons. They are listed by their family lines within their nations. From them the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.
10
1These are the generations of the sons of Noe: Sem, Cham, and Japheth. And unto them sons were born after the flood.
2The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Thubal, and Mosoch, and Thiras.
3And the sons of Gomer: Ascenez and Riphath and Thogorma.
4And the sons of Javan: Elisa and Tharsis, Cetthim, and Dodanim.
5By these were divided the islands of the Gentiles in their lands: every one according to his tongue and their families in their nations.
6And the sons of Cham: Chus, and Mesraim, and Phuth, and Chanaan.
7And the sons of Chus: Saba, and Hevila, and Sabatha, and Regma, and Sabatacha. The sons of Regma: Saba and Dadan.
8Now Chus begot Nemrod: he began to be mighty on earth.
9And he was a stout hunter before the Lord. Hence came a proverb: Even as Nemrod the stout hunter before the Lord.
10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babylon, and Arach, and Achad, and Chalanne in the land of Sennaar.
11Out of that land came forth Assur, and built Ninive, and the streets of the city, and Chale.
12Resen also between Ninive and Chale: this is the great city.
13And Mesraim begot Ludim, and Anamim, and Laabim, Nepthuim,
14And Phetrusim, and Chasluim; of whom came forth the Philistines, and the Capthorim.
15And Chanaan begot Sidon, his firstborn, the Hethite,
16And the Jebusite, and the Amorrhite, and the Gergesite,
17The Hevite and the Aracite: the Sinite,
18And the Aradian, the Samarite, and the Hamathite: and afterwards the families of the Chanaanites were spread abroad.
19And the limits of Chanaan were from Sidon as one comes to Gerara even to Gaza, until thou enter Sodom and Gomorrha, and Adama, and Seboim even to Lesa.
20These are the children of Cham in their kindreds, and tongues, and generations, and lands, and nations.
21Of Sem also, the father of all children of Heber, the elder brother of Japheth, sons were born.
22The sons of Sem: Elam and Assur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
23The sons of Aram: Us and Hull, and Gether, and Mess.
24But Arphaxad begot Sale, of whom was born Heber.
25And to Heber were born two sons: the name of the one was Phaleg, because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name Jectan.
26Which Jectan begot Elmodad, and Saleph, and Asarmoth: Jare,
27And Anduram, and Uzal, and Decla,
28And Ebal, and Abimael: Saba,
29And Ophir, and Hevila, and Jobab. All these wee the sons of Jectan.
30And their dwelling was from Messa as we go on as far as Sephar, a mountain in the east.
31These are the children of Sem according to their kindreds and tongues, and countries in their nations.
32These are the families of Noe, according to their peoples and nations. By these were the nations divided on the earth after the flood.