Genesis 10:8-14 New International Version

8  Cush was the father[1] of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth. 9  He was a mighty hunter 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, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in[2] Shinar.[3] 11  From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir,[4] Calah 12  and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah-which is the great city. 13  Egypt was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14  Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.


[1] 10:8 "Father" may mean "ancestor" or "predecessor" or "founder" ; also in verses 13, 15, 24 and 26.

[2] 10:10 Or "Uruk and Akkad-all of them in"

[3] 10:10 That is, Babylonia

[4] 10:11 Or "Nineveh with its city squares"

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