Genesis 10

The Table of Nations

 1 This is the account a of Shem, Ham and Japheth, b Noah’s sons, c who themselves had sons after the flood.

The Japhethites

10:2-5 d pp1  — 1Ch 1:5-7 e  

 2 The sons2  of Japheth:

Gomer, f Magog, g Madai, Javan, h Tubal, i Meshech j and Tiras.

 3 The sons of Gomer:

Ashkenaz, k Riphath and Togarmah. l  

 4 The sons of Javan:

Elishah, m Tarshish, n the Kittim o and the Rodanim.3  5 (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.) p

The Hamites

10:6-20 q pp4  — 1Ch 1:8-16 r  

 6 The sons of Ham:

Cush, s Mizraim,5  Put t and Canaan. u  

 7 The sons of Cush:

Seba, v Havilah, w Sabtah, Raamah x and Sabteca.

The sons of Raamah:

Sheba y and Dedan. z  

 8 Cush was the father6  of Nimrod, aa who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth. 9 He was a mighty ab hunter ac before the LORD; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD.” 10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, ad Erech, ae Akkad and Calneh, af in7  Shinar.8  ag  11 From that land he went to Assyria, ah where he built Nineveh, ai Rehoboth Ir,9  Calah 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.

 13 Mizraim was the father of

the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom the Philistines aj came) and Caphtorites. ak  

 15 Canaan al was the father of

Sidon am his firstborn,10  an and of the Hittites, ao  16 Jebusites, ap Amorites, aq Girgashites, ar  17 Hivites, as Arkites, Sinites, 18 Arvadites, at Zemarites and Hamathites. au

Later the Canaanite av clans scattered 19 and the borders of Canaan aw reached from Sidon ax toward Gerar ay as far as Gaza, az and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, ba as far as Lasha.

 20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.

The Semites

10:21-31 bb pp11  — Ge 11:10-27 bc ; 1Ch 1:17-27 bd  

 21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was12  Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber. be  

 22 The sons of Shem:

Elam, bf Asshur, bg Arphaxad, bh Lud and Aram. bi  

 23 The sons of Aram:

Uz, bj Hul, Gether and Meshech.13  

 24 Arphaxad was the father of14  Shelah,

and Shelah the father of Eber. bk  

 25 Two sons were born to Eber:

One was named Peleg,15  because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.

 26 Joktan was the father of

Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27 Hadoram, Uzal, bl Diklah, 28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba, bm  29 Ophir, bn Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.

 30 The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.

 31 These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.

 32 These are the clans of Noah’s sons, bo according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth bp after the flood.