Genesis 10:15-32 New International Version

15  Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn,[1] and of the Hittites, 16  Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 17  Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 18  Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites. Later the Canaanite clans scattered 19  and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, as far as Lasha. 20  These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.

21  Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was[2] Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber. 22  The sons of Shem: Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram. 23  The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.[3] 24  Arphaxad was the father of[4] Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber. 25  Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg,[5] 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, Diklah, 28  Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29  Ophir, 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. 32  These are the clans of Noah's sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.


[1] 10:15 Or "of the Sidonians, the foremost"

[2] 10:21 Or "Shem, the older brother of"

[3] 10:23 See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:17; Hebrew "Mash" .

[4] 10:24 Hebrew; Septuagint "father of Cainan, and Cainan was the father of"

[5] 10:25 "Peleg" means "division."

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