Genesis 10:8-14 NIV

8 Cush was the fathera of Nimrod,1 who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth.

References for Genesis 10:8

    • d 10:8 - "Father" may mean "ancestor" or "predecessor" or "founder"; also in verses 13, 15, 24 and 26.
      9 He was a mighty2 hunter3 before the LORD; that is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD."

      References for Genesis 10:9

      10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon,4 Erech,5 Akkad and Calneh,6 inb Shinar.c7

      References for Genesis 10:10

        • e 10:10 - Or "Erech and Akkad--all of them in"
        • f 10:10 - That is, Babylonia
          11 From that land he went to Assyria,8 where he built Nineveh,9 Rehoboth Ir,d Calah

          References for Genesis 10:11

            • g 10:11 - Or "Nineveh with its city squares"
              12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.
              13 Mizraim was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,
              14 Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom the Philistines10 came) and Caphtorites.11

              References for Genesis 10:14