Cush was the father[a] of Nimrod,(A) who became a mighty warrior on the earth. He was a mighty(B) hunter(C) before the Lord; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.” 10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon,(D) Uruk,(E) Akkad and Kalneh,(F) in[b] Shinar.[c](G) 11 From that land he went to Assyria,(H) where he built Nineveh,(I) Rehoboth Ir,[d] Calah 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 10:8 Father may mean ancestor or predecessor or founder; also in verses 13, 15, 24 and 26.
  2. Genesis 10:10 Or Uruk and Akkad—all of them in
  3. Genesis 10:10 That is, Babylonia
  4. Genesis 10:11 Or Nineveh with its city squares