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Genesis 10 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Table of Nations

(1Ch 1:5–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:1 - This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.

The Japhethites

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:2 - The sons[fn] of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek 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, the Kittites and the Rodanites.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:5 - (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)

The Hamites

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 Sabteka. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:8 - Cush was the father[fn] of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:9 - He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:10 - The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in[fn] Shinar.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:11 - From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir,[fn] Calah
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:12 - and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:13 - Egypt was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:14 - Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:15 - Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn,[fn] and of the Hittites,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:16 - Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:17 - Hivites, Arkites, Sinites,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:18 - Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites. Later the Canaanite clans scattered
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:19 - and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, as far as Lasha.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:20 - These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.

The Semites

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:21 - Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was[fn] Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:22 - The sons of Shem: Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:23 - The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:24 - Arphaxad was the father of[fn] Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:25 - Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg,[fn] because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:26 - Joktan was the father of 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 sons of Joktan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:30 - The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:31 - These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:32 - These are the clans of Noah’s sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.
NIV Footnotes
Sons may mean descendants or successors or nations; also in verses 3, 4, 6, 7, 20-23, 29 and 31.
Some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text and Samaritan Pentateuch (see also Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:7); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text Dodanites
Father may mean ancestor or predecessor or founder; also in verses 13, 15, 24 and 26.
Or Uruk and Akkad—all of them in
That is, Babylonia
Or Nineveh with its city squares
Or of the Sidonians, the foremost
Or Shem, the older brother of
See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:17; Hebrew Mash.
Hebrew; Septuagint father of Cainan, and Cainan was the father of
Peleg means division.

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