This is the account1 of Shem, Ham and Japheth,2 Noah's sons,3 who themselves had sons after the flood.
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The sons of Japheth: Gomer,4 Magog,5 Madai, Javan,6 Tubal,7 Meshech8 and Tiras.
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The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz,9 Riphath and Togarmah.10
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The sons of Javan: Elishah,11 Tarshish,12 the Kittim13 and the Rodanim.
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(From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)14
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The sons of Ham: Cush,15 Mizraim, Put16 and Canaan.17
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The sons of Cush: Seba,18 Havilah,19 Sabtah, Raamah20 and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba21 and Dedan.22
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Cush was the father of Nimrod,23 who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth.
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He was a mighty24 hunter25 before the LORD; that is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD."
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The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon,26 Erech,27 Akkad and Calneh,28 in Shinar.29
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From that land he went to Assyria,30 where he built Nineveh,31 Rehoboth Ir, Calah
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and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.
Mizraim was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,
Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom the Philistines32 came) and Caphtorites.33
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Canaan34 was the father of Sidon35 his firstborn,36 and of the Hittites,37
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Jebusites,38 Amorites,39 Girgashites,40
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Hivites,41 Arkites, Sinites,
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Arvadites,42 Zemarites and Hamathites.43 Later the Canaanite44 clans scattered
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and the borders of Canaan45 reached from Sidon46 toward Gerar47 as far as Gaza,48 and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim,49 as far as Lasha.
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These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.50
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The sons of Shem: Elam,51 Asshur,52 Arphaxad,53 Lud and Aram.54
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The sons of Aram: Uz,55 Hul, Gether and Meshech.
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Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber.56
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Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
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Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
Hadoram, Uzal,57 Diklah,
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Obal, Abimael, Sheba,58
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Ophir,59 Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
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The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.