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Genesis 10

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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.
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1Now these are the generations of the sonnes of Noah, Shem, Ham and Iapheth: vnto whom sonnes were borne after the flood. 2The sonnes of Iapheth were Gomer and Magog, and Madai, and Iauan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 3And the sonnes of Gomer, Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. 4Also the sonnes of Iauan, Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5Of these were the yles of the Gentiles deuided in their landes, euery man after his tongue, and after their families in their nations. 6Moreouer, ye sonnes of Ham were Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan. 7And the sonnes of Cush, Seba and Hauilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: also the sonnes of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. 8And Cush begate Nimrod, who began to be mightie in the earth. 9He was a mightie hunter before the Lord. wherefore it is saide, As Nimrod the mightie hunter before the Lord. 10And the beginning of his kingdome was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11Out of that land came Asshur, and builded Niniueh, and the citie Rehoboth, and Calah: 12Resen also betweene Niniueh and Calah: this is a great citie. 13And Mizraim begate Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim. 14Pathrusim also, and Casluhim (out of whom came the Philistims) and Caphtorims. 15Also Canaan begat Zidon his first borne, and Heth, 16And Iebusi, and Emori, and Girgashi, 17And Hiui, and Arki, and Sini, 18And Aruadi, and Zemari, and Hamathi: and afterwarde were the families of the Canaanites spred abroade. 19Then the border of the Canaanites was from Zidon, as thou commest to Gerar vntil Azzah, and as thou goest vnto Sodom, and Gomorah, and Admah, and Zeboijm, euen vnto Lasha. 20These are the sonnes of Ham according to their families, according to their tongues in their countries and in their nations. 21Vnto Shem also the father of all the sonnes of Eber, and elder brother of Iapheth were children borne. 22The sonnes of Shem were Elam and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram. 23And the sonnes of Aram, Vz and Hul, and Gether and Mash. 24Also Arpachshad begate Shelah, and Shelah begate Eber. 25Vnto Eber also were borne two sonnes: the name of the one was Peleg: for in his dayes was the earth diuided: and his brothers name was Ioktan. 26Then Ioktan begate Almodad and Sheleph, and Hazarmaueth, and Ierah, 27And Hadoram, and Vzal, and Dicklah, 28And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29And Ophir, and Hauilah, and Iobab: all these were the sonnes of Ioktan. 30And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest vnto Sephar a mount of the East. 31These are the sonnes of Shem according to their families, according to their tongues, in their countreis and nations. 32These are the families of the sonnes of Noah, after their generations among their people: and out of these were the nations diuided in the earth after the flood.