Genesis 10 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
A List of Nations
10 Here is the story of Shem, Ham and Japheth. They were Noah’s sons. After the flood, they also had sons.
The Sons of Japheth
2 The sons of Japheth were
Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.
3 The sons of Gomer were
Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.
4 The sons of Javan were
Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites. 5 From these people came the families who lived near the Mediterranean Sea. Each tribe and nation then spread out into its own territory and 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 Sabteka.
The sons of Raamah were
Sheba and Dedan.
8 Cush was the father of Nimrod. Nimrod became 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 was a mighty hunter in the Lord’s eyes.” 10 The first capital cities of Nimrod’s kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh. These cities were in the land of Babylon. 11 From that land he went to Assyria. There he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir and Calah. 12 He also built Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah. Nineveh is the most famous city.
13 Egypt was the father of
the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Kasluhites and Caphtorites. The Philistines came from the Kasluhites.
15 Canaan was the father of Sidon.
Sidon was his oldest son. Canaan was also the father of the Hittites, 16 Jebusites, Amorites and Girgashites. 17 And he was the father of the Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 18 Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.
Later the Canaanite tribes scattered. 19 The borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar all the way to Gaza. Then they continued toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim all the way to Lasha.
20 These are the sons of Ham. They are listed by their tribes and languages in their territories and nations.
The Sons of Shem
21 Sons were also born to Shem, Japheth’s younger brother. All the sons of Eber belonged to Shem’s family line.
22 The sons of Shem were
Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.
23 The sons of Aram were
Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.
24 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah.
Shelah was the father of Eber.
25 Eber had two sons.
One was named Peleg. That’s because the earth was divided up in his time. 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. They were all sons of Joktan.
30 The area where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar. It was in the eastern hill country.
31 These are the sons of Shem. They are listed by their tribes and languages in their territories and nations.
32 These are the tribes of Noah’s sons. They are listed by their family lines within their nations. From them the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.
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