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Genesis 10

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The generations of Noah.

10:1 Now this is the history of the generations of the sons of Noah and of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood.

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Japheth.

10:2 The sons of Japheth:
        Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

10:3 The sons of Gomer:
        Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.

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10:4 The sons of Javan:
        Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

10:5 Of these were the islands of the nations divided in their lands,
        everyone after his language, after their families, in their nations.

5671   Clan

Ham.

10:6 The sons of Ham:
        Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

10:7 The sons of Cush:
        Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca.

The sons of Raamah:
        Sheba and Dedan.

10:8 Cush became the father of Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth.

4215   Babylon

Nimrod the first monarch, and the descendants of Canaan.

10:9 He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh. Therefore it is said,

“Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Yahweh.”

5342   Hunting

10:10 The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

10:11 Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah,

10:12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city).

10:13 Mizraim became the father of
        Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,

10:14 Pathrusim, Casluhim (which the Philistines descended from), and Caphtorim.

10:15 Canaan became the father of
        Sidon (his firstborn), Heth,

5688   Firstborn

10:16 the Jebusite, the Amorite, the Girgashite,

10:17 the Hivite, the Arkite, the Sinite,

10:18 the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

Afterward the families of the Canaanites were spread abroad.

10:19 The border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as you go toward Gerar, to Gaza; as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, to Lasha.

10:20 These are the sons of Ham,
        after their families, after their languages, in their lands, in their nations.

The sons of Shem.

10:21 To Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.

5651   Ancestors

10:22 The sons of Shem:
        Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.

10:23 The sons of Aram:
        Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.

10:24 Arpachshad became the father of Shelah.

Shelah became the father of Eber.

10:25 To Eber were born two sons.
        The name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided.
        His brother’s name was Joktan.   *  

5044   Names giving

10:26 Joktan became the father of
        Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,

10:27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,

10:28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba,

10:29 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

10:30 Their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.

10:31 These are the sons of Shem,
        after their families, after their languages, in their lands, after their nations.

10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah,
      after their generations, in their nations.
      Of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

5106   Noah

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