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Genesis 10:1-32

10  And this is the line of Noah’s sons Shem, Ham, and Jepheth: they had sons born to them after the deluge. 2  Jepheth’s sons were Gomer and Magog and Media and Greece and Tubal and Moshc and Tyrrhenia; 3  and Gomer’s were Ashkenaz and Riphath and Togarmah; 4  and Greece’s were Sicily and Spain, Cyprus and Rhodes; 5*  from these the colonies on the foreign coasts branched off. These are the sons of Jepheth in their countries, by their several languages, by their clans, in their nationalities. 6  Ham’s sons were Nubia and Egypt and Put and Canaan; 7  and Nubia’s were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Ragmah and Sabtekah; and Ragmah’s were Sheba and Dedan. 8  And Nubia had a son Nimrod: he was the first to become a potentate on earth. 9  He became a champion hunter before Jehovah; hence they say “Like Nimrod, a champion hunter before Jehovah.” 10  And the nucleus of his empire was Babylon and Erec and Accad and Calneh, in the country of Shinear. 11  From that country he went out to Assyria and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-ʽIr and Calah 12  and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the Great City. 13  And Egypt had sons, the Ludites and the ʽAnamites and the Lehabites and the Naphtuhites 14*  and the Pathrusites and the Casluhites and the Caphtorites (where the Philistines came from). 15  And Canaan had sons, Sidon his eldest and Heth, 16  and the Jebusites and the Amorites and the Girgashites 17  and the Hivvites and the ʽArkites and the Sinites 18  and the Arvadites and the Semarites and the Hamathites; and afterward the Canaanite clans spread out, 19  and the Canaanite territory came to be from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Ghaza, toward Sodom and Ghomorrah and Admah and Sebojim as far as Lashaʽ. 20  These are the sons of Ham by their clans, by their languages, in their countries, in their nationalities. 21  And Shem too had children born to him, Jepheth’s elder brother, the father of all the sons of ʽEber. 22*  Shem’s sons were ʽElam and Assyria and Arpacshad and Lud and Syria; 23  and Syria’s were ʽUs and Hul and Gether and Mash. 24**  And Arpacshad had a son Shelah; and Shelah had a son ʽEber. 25  And ʽEber had two sons born to him; the one’s name was Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided, and his brother’s name was Joktan. 26  And Joktan had sons, Almodad and Sheleph and Hadramaut and Jerah 27  and Hadoram and Uzal and Diklah 28  and ʽObal and Abimael and Sheba 29  and Ophir and Havilah and Jobab: all these were Joktan’s sons, 30  and their settlement was from Mesha till you come to Sephar, the mountain on the east. 31  These are the sons of Shem by their clans, by their languages, in their countries, by their nationalities. 32  These are the clans of the sons of Noah by their lines, in their nations; and from these the nations branched off after the deluge.

Footnotes

10:5 Codd. omit These are the sons of Jepheth
10:14 Codd. the Casluhites (where the Philistines came from) and the Caphtorites
10:22 (Arpacshad) Or Caldea
10:24 Or Caldea
10:24 Var. Arpacshad had a son Kenan, and Kenan had a son Shelah, and