GOD'S WORD® Translation
1This is the account of Noah's sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and their descendants. Shem, Ham and Japheth had children after the flood.
2Japheth's descendants were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 3Gomer's descendants were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. 4Javan's descendants were the people from Elishah, Tarshish, Cyprus, and Rhodes. 5From these descendants the people of the coastlands spread into their own countries. Each nation had its own language and families.
6Ham's descendants were Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan. 7Cush's descendants were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. Raamah's descendants were Sheba and Dedan. 8Cush was the father of Nimrod, the first mighty warrior on the earth. 9He 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." 10The first [cities] in his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh in Shinar [Babylonia]. 11He went from that land to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, 12and Resen, the great city between Nineveh and Calah. 13Egypt was the ancestor of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom the Philistines came), and the Caphtorites.
15Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, then Heth, 16also the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, 17the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, 18the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. Later the Canaanite families scattered. 19The 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. 20These were Ham's descendants by families and languages within their countries and nations.
21Shem, Japheth's older brother, also had children. [Shem was] the ancestor of all the sons of Eber. 22Shem's descendants were Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. 23Aram's descendants were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. 24Arpachshad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah was the father of Eber. 25Two 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. 26Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. These were Joktan's sons. 30The region where they lived extended from Mesha toward Sephar in the eastern mountains. 31These were Shem's descendants by families and languages within their countries according to their nations.
32These 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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