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The Table of Nations

10:1 This is the account1 of Noah’s sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons2 were born3 to them after the flood.

10:2 The sons of Japheth4 were Gomer,5 Magog,6 Madai,7 Javan,8 Tubal,9 Meshech,10 and Tiras.11 10:3 The sons of Gomer were12 Askenaz,13 Riphath,14 and Togarmah.15 10:4 The sons of Javan were Elishah,16 Tarshish,17 the Kittim,18 and the Dodanim.19 10:5 From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to its language, according to their families, by their nations.

10:6 The sons of Ham were Cush,20 Mizraim,21 Put,22 and Canaan.23 10:7 The sons of Cush were Seba,24 Havilah,25 Sabtah,26 Raamah,27 and Sabteca.28 The sons of Raamah were Sheba29 and Dedan.30

10:8 Cush was the father of31 Nimrod; he began to be a valiant warrior on the earth. 10:9 He was a mighty hunter32 before the Lord.33 (That is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.”) 10:10 The primary regions34 of his kingdom were Babel,35 Erech,36 Akkad,37 and Calneh38 in the land of Shinar.39 10:11 From that land he went40 to Assyria,41 where he built Nineveh,42 Rehoboth-Ir,43 Calah,44 10:12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and the great city Calah.45

10:13 Mizraim46 was the father of47 the Ludites,48 Anamites,49 Lehabites,50 Naphtuhites,51 10:14 Pathrusites,52 Casluhites53 (from whom the Philistines came),54 and Caphtorites.55

10:15 Canaan was the father of56 Sidon his firstborn,57 Heth,58 10:16 the Jebusites,59 Amorites,60 Girgashites,61 10:17 Hivites,62 Arkites,63 Sinites,64 10:18 Arvadites,65 Zemarites,66 and Hamathites.67 Eventually the families of the Canaanites were scattered 10:19 and the borders of Canaan extended68 from Sidon69 all the way to70 Gerar as far as Gaza, and all the way to71 Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. 10:20 These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, and by their nations.

10:21 And sons were also born72 to Shem (the older brother of Japheth),73 the father of all the sons of Eber.

10:22 The sons of Shem were Elam,74 Asshur,75 Arphaxad,76 Lud,77 and Aram.78 10:23 The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.79 10:24 Arphaxad was the father of80 Shelah,81 and Shelah was the father of Eber.82 10:25 Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg because in his days the earth was divided,83 and his brother’s name was Joktan. 10:26 Joktan was the father of84 Almodad,85 Sheleph,86 Hazarmaveth,87 Jerah,88 10:27 Hadoram, Uzal,89 Diklah,90 10:28 Obal,91 Abimael,92 Sheba,93 10:29 Ophir,94 Havilah,95 and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan. 10:30 Their dwelling place was from Mesha all the way to96 Sephar in the eastern hills. 10:31 These are the sons of Shem according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, and according to their nations.

10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, by their nations, and from these the nations spread97 over the earth after the flood.


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