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Genesis
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10:1
These are the descendants of Noah's sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, to whom sons were born after the flood:

10:2
Japheth's sons: Gomer, Magog, the Medes, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, Tiras.

10:3
Gomer's sons: Ashkenaz, Riphath, Togarmah.

10:4
Javan's sons: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim, the Dananites.

10:5
From these came the dispersal to the islands of the nations. These were Japheth's sons, in their respective countries, each with its own language, by clan and nation.

10:6
Ham's sons: Cush, Mizraim, Put, Canaan.

10:7
Cush's sons: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, Sabteca. Raamah's sons: Sheba, Dedan.

10:8
Cush fathered Nimrod who was the first potentate on earth.

10:9
He was a mighty hunter in the eyes of Yahweh, hence the saying, 'Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter in the eyes of Yahweh'.

10:10
The mainstays of his empire were Babel, Erech and Accad, all of them in the land of Shinar.

10:11
From this country came Asshur, and he built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah,

10:12
and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (this being the capital).

10:13
Mizraim fathered the people of Lud, of Anam, Lehab, Naphtuh,

10:14
Pathros, Casluh and Caphtor, from which the Philistines came.

10:15
Canaan fathered Sidon, his first-born, then Heth,

10:16
and the Jebusites, the Amorites, Girgashites,

10:17
Hivites, Arkites, Sinites,

10:18
Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites. Later, the Canaanite clans spread out.

10:19
The Canaanite frontier stretched from Sidon all the way to Gerar near Gaza, and all the way to Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim near Lesha.

10:20
These were Ham's sons, by clans and languages, by countries and nations.

10:21
Shem too fathered sons, being ancestor of all the sons of Eber and Japheth's elder brother.

10:22
Shem's sons: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, Aram.

10:23
Aram's sons: Uz, Hul, Gether and Mash.

10:24
Arpachshad fathered Shelah, and Shelah fathered Eber.

10:25
To Eber were born two sons: the first was called Peleg, because it was in his time that the earth was divided, and his brother was called Joktan.

10:26
Joktan fathered Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,

10:27
Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,

10:28
Obal, Abima-El, Sheba,

10:29
Ophir, Havilah, Jobab; all these were sons of Joktan.

10:30
They occupied a stretch of country from Mesha all the way to Sephar, the eastern mountain range.

10:31
These were Shem's sons, by clans and languages, by countries and nations.

10:32
Such were the clans of Noah's descendants, listed by descent and nation. From them, other nations branched out on earth after the flood.


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