10 Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. aAnd sons were born to them after the flood.
2 bThe sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, 1Riphath, and Togarmah. 4 The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and 2Dodanim. 5 From these cthe coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.
8 Cush begot eNimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. 9 He was a mighty fhunter gbefore the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.” 10 hAnd the beginning of his kingdom was iBabel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 From that land he went jto Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, 12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city).
13 Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, 14 Pathrusim, and Casluhim k(from whom came the Philistines and Caphtorim).
15 Canaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and lHeth; 16 mthe Jebusite, the Amorite, and the Girgashite; 17 the Hivite, the Arkite, and the Sinite; 18 the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were dispersed. 19 nAnd the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; then as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. 20 These were the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands and in their nations.
21 And children were born also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, 4the brother of Japheth the elder. 22 The osons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, pArphaxad, Lud, and Aram. 23 The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and 5Mash. 24 6Arphaxad begot qSalah, and Salah begot Eber. 25 rTo Eber were born two sons: the name of one was 7Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. 26 Joktan begot Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28 8Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan. 30 And their dwelling place was from Mesha as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east. 31 These were the sons of Shem, according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands, according to their nations.
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