Genesis 10:6–20

The Hamites

10:6–20pp—1Ch 1:8–16

The sons of Ham:

Cush,p Egypt, Putq and Canaan.r

The sons of Cush:

Seba,s Havilah,t Sabtah, Raamahu and Sabteka.

The sons of Raamah:

Shebav and Dedan.w

Cush was the fatherc of Nimrod,x who became a mighty warrior on the earth. He was a mightyy hunterz 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,a Uruk,b Akkad and Kalneh,c ind Shinar.e d 11 From that land he went to Assyria,e where he built Nineveh,f Rehoboth Ir,f Calah 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city.

13 Egypt was the father of

the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistinesg came) and Caphtorites.h

15 Canaani was the father of

Sidonj his firstborn,g k and of the Hittites,l 16 Jebusites,m Amorites,n Girgashites,o 17 Hivites,p Arkites, Sinites, 18 Arvadites,q Zemarites and Hamathites.r

Later the Canaanites clans scattered 19 and the borders of Canaant reached from Sidonu toward Gerarv as far as Gaza,w and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim,x as far as Lasha.

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

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