Genesis 10:21-32 NIV

The Semites

10:21-31pp -- Ge 11:10-27; 1Ch 1:17-27

21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother wasa Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.1

References for Genesis 10:21

    • i 10:21 - Or "Shem, the older brother of"
      22 The sons of Shem: Elam,2 Asshur,3 Arphaxad,4 Lud and Aram.5
      23 The sons of Aram: Uz,6 Hul, Gether and Meshech.b

      References for Genesis 10:23

        • j 10:23 - See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:17; Hebrew "Mash"
          24 Arphaxad was the father ofc Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber.7

          References for Genesis 10:24

            • k 10:24 - Hebrew; Septuagint "father of Cainan, and Cainan was the father of"
              25 Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg,d because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.

              References for Genesis 10:25

                • l 10:25 - "Peleg" means "division."
                  26 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
                  27 Hadoram, Uzal,8 Diklah,

                  References for Genesis 10:27

                  28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba,9

                  References for Genesis 10:28

                  29 Ophir,10 Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.

                  References for Genesis 10:29

                  30 The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.
                  31 These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
                  32 These are the clans of Noah's sons,11 according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth12 after the flood.

                  References for Genesis 10:32