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Genesis 10

1The generations of Noah. 2The sons of Japheth. 6The sons of Ham; Nimrod the first monarch; 15Canaan's descendants, and their settlement. 21The sons of Shem.

1 NOW these are the agenerations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

2 The bsons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and cTogarmah.

4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and 1Dodanim.

  • 1: Or, as some read it, Rodanim.

5 By these were the disles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

6 ¶And ethe sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

    8 And Cush begat fNimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

    9 He was a gmighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

    10 And hthe beginning of his kingdom was 2Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and iCalneh, in the jland of Shinar.

    11 Out of that land 3went forth Asshur, and builded kNineveh, and 4the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

    12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

      13 And Mizraim begat lLudim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

      14 And mPathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came nPhilistim,) and Caphtorim.

      15 ¶And oCanaan begat 5Sidon his firstborn, and pHeth,

      16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

        17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

          18 And the qArvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread *abroad.

          19 And rthe border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto 6Gaza; as thou goest, unto sSodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

          20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

            21 ¶Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

              22 The tchildren of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and 7Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

              23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

                24 And Arphaxad begat 8Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

                • 8: Heb. Shelah.

                25 And uunto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was 9Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

                26 And vJoktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

                27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

                  28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

                    29 And wOphir, and xHavilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

                    30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.

                      31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

                        32 yThese are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.