Genesis 10:1-11 (New International Reader's Version)

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A List of Nations

1 Here is the story of Shem, Ham and Japheth. They were Noah's sons. After the flood, they too had sons.

The Sons of Japheth

2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah. 4 The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim and the Rodanites. 5 The people who lived by the sea came from all of them. Their tribes and nations spread out into their own territories. Each tribe and nation had its own language.

The Sons of Ham

6 The sons of Ham were Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan. 7 The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. 8 Cush was the father of Nimrod. Nimrod grew up to be a mighty hero on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter in the LORD's eyes. That's why people sometimes compare others with Nimrod. They say, "They are like Nimrod, who is a mighty hunter in the LORD's eyes." 10 At first Nimrod's kingdom was made up of Babylon, Erech, Akkad and Calneh. Those cities were in the land of Babylonia. 11 From that land he went to Assyria. There he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir and Calah.
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