The Semites(A)

21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was[a] Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.(B)

22 The sons of Shem:

Elam,(C) Ashur,(D) Arphaxad,(E) Lud and Aram.(F)

23 The sons of Aram:

Uz,(G) Hul, Gether and Meshek.[b]

24 Arphaxad was the father of[c] Shelah,

and Shelah the father of Eber.(H)

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,(I) Diklah, 28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba,(J) 29 Ophir,(K) 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.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 10:21 Or Shem, the older brother of
  2. Genesis 10:23 See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:17; Hebrew Mash.
  3. Genesis 10:24 Hebrew; Septuagint father of Cainan, and Cainan was the father of
  4. Genesis 10:25 Peleg means division.

The Semites(A)

17 The sons of Shem:

Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.

The sons of Aram:[a]

Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.

18 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah,

and Shelah the father of Eber.

19 Two sons were born to Eber:

One was named Peleg,[b] because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.

20 Joktan was the father of

Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22 Obal,[c] Abimael, Sheba, 23 Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.

24 Shem,(B) Arphaxad,[d] Shelah,

25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

26 Serug, Nahor, Terah

27 and Abram (that is, Abraham).

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 1:17 One Hebrew manuscript and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 10:23); most Hebrew manuscripts do not have this line.
  2. 1 Chronicles 1:19 Peleg means division.
  3. 1 Chronicles 1:22 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also Gen. 10:28); most Hebrew manuscripts Ebal
  4. 1 Chronicles 1:24 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts Arphaxad, Cainan (see also note at Gen. 11:10)