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Genesis 10 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Table of Nations
(1Ch 1:5–27 )
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These are the family records of Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. They also had sons after the flood.

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Japheth’s sons: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

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Gomer’s sons: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.

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And Javan’s sons: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.[fn]

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From these descendants, the peoples of the coasts and islands spread out into their lands according to their clans in their nations, each with its own language.

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Ham’s sons: Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

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Cush’s sons: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. And Raamah’s sons: Sheba and Dedan.

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Cush fathered Nimrod, who began to be powerful in the land.

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He was a powerful hunter in the sight of the LORD. That is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a powerful hunter in the sight of the LORD.”

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His kingdom started with Babylon, Erech,[fn] Accad,[fn] and Calneh,[fn] in the land of Shinar.[fn]

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From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, Calah,

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and Resen, between Nineveh and the great city Calah.

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Mizraim[fn] fathered the people of Lud, Anam, Lehab, Naphtuh,

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Pathrus, Casluh (the Philistines came from them), and Caphtor.

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Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn and Heth,

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as well as the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites,

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the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites,

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the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. Afterward the Canaanite clans scattered.

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The Canaanite border went from Sidon going toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and going toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim as far as Lasha.

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These are Ham’s sons by their clans, according to their languages, in their lands and their nations.

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And Shem, Japheth’s older brother, also had sons. Shem was the father of all the sons of Eber.

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Shem’s sons were Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.

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Aram’s sons: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.

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Arpachshad fathered[fn] Shelah, and Shelah fathered Eber.

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Eber had two sons. One was named Peleg,[fn] for during his days the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.

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And Joktan fathered Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,

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Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,

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Obal, Abimael, Sheba,

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Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were Joktan’s sons.

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Their settlements extended from Mesha to Sephar, the eastern hill country.

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These are Shem’s sons by their clans, according to their languages, in their lands and their nations.

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These are the clans of Noah’s sons, according to their family records, in their nations. The nations on earth spread out from these after the flood.

CSB Footnotes
Some Hb mss, LXX read Rodanim ; 1Ch 1:7
Or Uruk
Or Akkad
Or and all of them
Or in Babylonia
= Egypt
LXX reads fathered Cainan, and Cainan fathered ; Gn 11:12–13; Lk 3:35–36
= Division

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