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Genesis 10 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Nations Descended from Noah

(1Ch 1:5–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:1 - These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:2 - The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:3 - The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:4 - The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:5 - From these the coastland peoples spread in their lands, each with his own language, by their clans, in their nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:6 - The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:7 - The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:8 - Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:9 - He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:10 - The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:11 - From that land he went into Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:12 - Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:13 - Egypt fathered Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:14 - Pathrusim, Casluhim (from whom[fn] the Philistines came), and Caphtorim.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:15 - Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn and Heth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:16 - and the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:17 - the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:18 - the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. Afterward the clans of the Canaanites dispersed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:19 - And the territory of the Canaanites extended from Sidon in the direction of Gerar as far as Gaza, and in the direction of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:20 - These are the sons of Ham, by their clans, their languages, their lands, and their nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:21 - To Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, children were born.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:22 - The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:23 - The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:24 - Arpachshad fathered Shelah; and Shelah fathered Eber.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:25 - To Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg,[fn] for in his days the earth was divided, and his brother’s name was Joktan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:26 - Joktan fathered Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:27 - Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:28 - Obal, Abimael, Sheba,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:29 - Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:30 - The territory in which they lived extended from Mesha in the direction of Sephar to the hill country of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:31 - These are the sons of Shem, by their clans, their languages, their lands, and their nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:32 - These are the clans of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, in their nations, and from these the nations spread abroad on the earth after the flood.
ESV Footnotes
Or he began to be a mighty man on the earth
Or from where
Peleg means division

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