Genesis chapter 10

The nations that descended from Noah.





VERSE 1. Now this is the history of the generations of the sons of Noah and of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood.

From Noah flows a great line of descendants. The Bible is careful to document that lineage.

For the people of the Old Covenant, that lineage was how they traced their own ancestry as the People of God.

Wherever they went, God was always with them. They were never alone. They were never on their own. God watched over them always.

For us people of the New Covenant, our lineage is through the Lord Jesus Christ.


VERSE 2. The sons of Japheth were: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.


VERSE 3. The sons of Gomer were: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.


VERSE 4. The sons of Javan were: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.


VERSE 5. Of these were the islands of the nations divided in their lands, everyone after his language, after their families, in their nations.


VERSE 6. The sons of Ham were: Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.


VERSE 7. The sons of Cush were: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah were: Sheba and Dedan.


VERSE 8. Cush became the father of Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth.

Nimrod. He probably became Tukulti-Nirurta. In his homeland of Asyria, Tukulti-Nirurta was a famous city-builder. Abroad, he was the first conqueror of Babylonia.


VERSE 9. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, “like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD”.


VERSE 10. The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.


VERSE 11. Out of that land he went into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah,


VERSE 12. and Resen between Nineveh and the great city Calah.


VERSE 13. Mizraim became the father of Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,


VERSE 14. Pathrusim, Casluhim (which the Philistines descended from), and Caphtorim.


VERSE 15. Canaan became the father of Sidon (his firstborn), Heth,


VERSE 16. the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites,


VERSE 17. the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites,


VERSE 18. the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were spread abroad.


VERSE 19. The border of the Canaanites was from Sidon—as you go toward Gerar—to Gaza—as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim—to Lasha.


VERSE 20. These are the sons of Ham, after their families, according to their languages, in their lands and their nations.


VERSE 21. Children were also born to Shem (the elder brother of Japheth), the father of all the children of Eber.


VERSE 22. The sons of Shem were: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.


VERSE 23. The sons of Aram were: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.


VERSE 24. Arpachshad became the father of Shelah. Shelah became the father of Eber.


VERSE 25. To Eber were born two sons. The name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided. His brother’s name was Joktan.


VERSE 26. Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,


VERSE 27. Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,


VERSE 28. Obal, Abimael, Sheba,


VERSE 29. Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.


VERSE 30. Their dwelling extended from Mesha, as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.


VERSE 31. These are the sons of Shem, by their families, according to their languages, lands, and nations.


VERSE 32. These are the families of the sons of Noah, by their generations, according to their nations. The nations divided from these in the earth after the flood.

The nations divided from these. That is, the other nations branched out from these.


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