1 Chronicles 1:1-27 New International Version

The Descendants of Adam

1 1  Adam, Seth, Enosh, 2  Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, 3  Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah. 4  The sons of Noah:[1]Shem, Ham and Japheth.

The Descendants of the Sons of Noah

5  The sons[2] of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras. 6  The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath[3] and Togarmah. 7  The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites. 8  The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan. 9  The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah and Sabteka. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. 10  Cush was the father[4] of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on earth. 11  Egypt was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 12  Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites. 13  Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn,[5] and of the Hittites, 14  Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 15  Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 16  Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites. 17  The sons of Shem: Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram. The sons of Aram:[6]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,[7] 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,[8] Abimael, Sheba, 23  Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.

The Descendants of Shem

24  Shem, Arphaxad,[9] Shelah, 25  Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26  Serug, Nahor, Terah 27  and Abram (that is, Abraham).


[1] 1:4 Septuagint; Hebrew does not have this line.

[2] 1:5 "Sons" may mean "descendants" or "successors" or "nations" ; also in verses 6-9, 17 and 23.

[3] 1:6 Many Hebrew manuscripts and Vulgate (see also Septuagint and Gen. 10:3); most Hebrew manuscripts "Diphath"

[4] 1:10 "Father" may mean "ancestor" or "predecessor" or "founder" ; also in verses 11, 13, 18 and 20.

[5] 1:13 Or "of the Sidonians, the foremost"

[6] 1:17 One Hebrew manuscript and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 10:23); most Hebrew manuscripts do not have this line.

[7] 1:19 "Peleg" means "division."

[8] 1:22 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also Gen. 10:28); most Hebrew manuscripts "Ebal"

[9] 1:24 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts "Arphaxad, Cainan" (see also note at Gen. 11:10)

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