Genesis 10:21-32

The Semites

21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was[a] Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.
22 The sons of Shem: Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.
23 The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.[b]
24 Arphaxad was the father of[c] Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber.
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.
26 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
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.
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, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.

Cross References 12

  • 1. ver 24; Numbers 24:24
  • 2. Genesis 14:1; Isaiah 11:11; Isaiah 21:2; Jeremiah 25:25; Jeremiah 49:34; Ezekiel 32:24; Daniel 8:2
  • 3. Numbers 24:22,24; Ezekiel 27:23
  • 4. Luke 3:36
  • 5. Judges 3:10; 1 Kings 11:25; 1 Kings 19:15; 1 Kings 20:34; 1 Kings 22:31; 2 Kings 5:1; 2 Kings 8:7
  • 6. Genesis 22:21; Job 1:1; Jeremiah 25:20; Lamentations 4:21
  • 7. S ver 21; Luke 3:35
  • 8. Ezekiel 27:19
  • 9. 1 Kings 10:1; Job 6:19; Psalms 72:10,15; Isaiah 60:6; Ezekiel 27:22
  • 10. 1 Kings 9:28; 1 Kings 10:11; 1 Chronicles 29:4; Job 22:24; Job 28:16; Psalms 45:9; Isaiah 13:12
  • 11. S ver 1
  • 12. S Genesis 9:19

Footnotes 4

  • [a]. Or "Shem, the older brother of"
  • [b]. See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:17; Hebrew "Mash" .
  • [c]. Hebrew; Septuagint "father of Cainan, and Cainan was the father of"
  • [d]. "Peleg" means "division."
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