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Genesis 10

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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.
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Nations Grow and Spread
1This is the history of the families of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. They are Noah’s sons. These men had children after the flood.
Japheth’s Descendants
2Japheth’s sons were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
3Gomer’s sons were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.
4Javan’s sons were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.#10:4 Dodanim Or “Rodanim, the people of Rhodes.”
5All the people who lived in the area around the Mediterranean Sea came from these sons of Japheth. The people separated and went to different countries according to languages, families, and nations.
Ham’s Descendants
6Ham’s sons were Cush,#10:6 Cush Another name for Ethiopia. Mizraim,#10:6 Mizraim Another name for Egypt. Also in verse 13. Put, and Canaan.
7Cush’s sons were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca.
Raamah’s sons were Sheba and Dedan.
8Cush also had a son named Nimrod who became a very powerful man on earth. 9He was a great hunter before the Lord. That is why people compare other men to him and say, “That man is like Nimrod, a great hunter before the Lord.”
10Nimrod’s kingdom spread from Babylon to Erech, to Akkad, and then to Calneh in the land of Babylonia.#10:10 Babylonia Literally, “Shinar,” which may be a form of the name Sumer. Also in 11:2; 14:1. 11Nimrod also went into Assyria. In Assyria, Nimrod built the cities of Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and 12Resen. (Resen is the city between Nineveh and Calah, the big city.)
13Mizraim was the father of the people of Lud, Anam, Lehab, Naphtuh, 14Pathrus, Casluh, and Caphtor. (The Philistine people came from Casluh.)
15Canaan was the father of Sidon. Sidon was Canaan’s first son. Canaan was also the father of the Hittites, 16Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 17Hivites, Arkites, the Sinites, 18Arvadites, Zemarites, and Hamathites.
The families of Canaan spread to different parts of the world. 19The land where the Canaanites lived went from Sidon down along the coast to Gerar and from Gaza as far east as Sodom and Gomorrah and from Admah and Zeboiim as far north as Laish.
20All these people were descendants of Ham. They are arranged by families, languages, countries, and nations.
Shem’s Descendants
21Shem was Japheth’s older brother. One of Shem’s descendants was Eber, the father of all the Hebrew people.#10:21 One … Hebrew people Literally, “To Shem was born the father of Eber’s sons.”
22Shem’s sons were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.
23Aram’s sons were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.
24Arphaxad was the father of Shelah.
Shelah was the father of Eber.
25Eber was the father of two sons. One son was named Peleg.#10:25 Peleg This name means “division.” He was given this name because the earth was divided during his life. The other son was named Joktan.
26Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these people were Joktan’s sons. 30They lived in the area between Mesha and the hill country in the East.#10:30 East This usually means the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers as far east as the Persian Gulf. Also in 11:2. Mesha was toward the country of Sephar.
31These are the people from the family of Shem. They are arranged by families, languages, countries, and nations.
32This is the list of the families from Noah’s sons. They are arranged according to their nations. From these families came all the people who spread across the earth after the flood.