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The 14 Descendants of Japheth1 Chronicles 1:4–7

This is the account of Noah’s sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and their descendants. Shem, Ham and Japheth had children after the flood. 

Japheth’s descendants were 

Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 

Gomer’s descendants were 

Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. 

Javan’s descendants were 

the people from Elishah, Tarshish, Cyprus, and Rhodes.a

From these descendants the people of the coastlands spread into their own countries. Each nation had its own language and families. 

The 30 Descendants of Ham1 Chronicles 1:8–16

Ham’s descendants were 

Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan. 

Cush’s descendants were 

Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. 

Raamah’s descendants were 

Sheba and Dedan. 

Cush was the father of Nimrod, the first mighty warrior on the earth. He was a mighty hunter whom the Lord blessed. That’s why people used to say, “⸤He’s⸥ like Nimrod, a mighty hunter whom the Lord blessed.” 1The first ⸤cities⸥ in his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh in Shinar [Babylonia]. 11 He went from that land to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, 12 and Resen, the great city between Nineveh and Calah. 

13 Egypt was the ancestor of 

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

15 Canaan was the father of 

Sidon his firstborn, then Heth, 16 also the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, 17 the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, 18 the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. 

Later the Canaanite families scattered. 19 The border of the Canaanites extended from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim as far as Lasha. 

20 These were Ham’s descendants by families and languages within their countries and nations. 

The 26 Descendants of Shem1 Chronicles 1:17–23

21 Shem, Japheth’s older brother, also had children. ⸤Shem was⸥ the ancestor of all the sons of Eber. 

22 Shem’s descendants were 

Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. 

23 Aram’s descendants were 

Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. 

24 Arpachshad was the father of Shelah, 

and Shelah was the father of Eber. 

25 Two sons were born to Eber. 

The name of the one was Peleg [Division], because in his day the earth was divided. 

His brother’s name was Joktan. 

26 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. These were Joktan’s sons. 30 The region where they lived extended from Mesha toward Sephar in the eastern mountains. 

31 These were Shem’s descendants by families and languages within their countries according to their nations. 

32 These were the families of Noah’s sons listed by their genealogies, nation by nation. From these ⸤descendants⸥ the nations spread over the earth after the flood. 


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