The Table of Nations

1 This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.
References for Genesis 10:1

The Japhethites

2 The sonsa of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.
References for Genesis 10:2
    • † 10:2 - "Sons" may mean "descendants" or "successors" or "nations" ; also in verses 3, 4, 6, 7, 20-23, 29 and 31.
      3 The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.
      References for Genesis 10:3
      4 The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites.b
      References for Genesis 10:4
        • ‡ 10:4 - Some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text and Samaritan Pentateuch (see also Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:7); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text "Dodanites"
          5 (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)
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          The Hamites

          7 The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteka. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.
          8 Cush was the fatherc of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth.
          References for Genesis 10:8
            • ˆ 10:8 - "Father" may mean "ancestor" or "predecessor" or "founder" ; also in verses 13, 15, 24 and 26.
              9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD.”
              10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, ind Shinar.e
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              11 From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir,f Calah
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              12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city.
              13 Egypt was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,
              14 Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
              15 Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn,g and of the Hittites,
              17 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites,
              18 Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites. Later the Canaanite clans scattered
              19 and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, as far as Lasha.
              20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.

              The Semites

              21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother wash Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.
              References for Genesis 10:21
                •  10:21 - Or "Shem, the older brother of"
                  23 The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.i
                  References for Genesis 10:23
                    • Ž 10:23 - See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:17; Hebrew "Mash" .
                      24 Arphaxad was the father ofj Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber.
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                        •  10:24 - Hebrew; Septuagint "father of Cainan, and Cainan was the father of"
                          25 Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg,k because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
                          References for Genesis 10:25
                            •  10:25 - "Peleg" means "division."
                              26 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
                              27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
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                              28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba,
                              29 Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
                              30 The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.