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.
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
Ashkenaz, k Riphath and Togarmah. l
4 The sons
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
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.
was the father of
the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom the Philistines aj came) and
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
20 These are
the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
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
Elam, bf Asshur, bg Arphaxad, bh Lud and Aram. bi
23 The sons
Uz, bj Hul, Gether and Meshech.13
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.
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.
region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill
31 These are
the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and
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.