15 Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn,[1] and of the Hittites,

Other Translations of Genesis 10:15

King James Version

15 And Canaan begat Sidon Sidon: Heb. Tzidon his firstborn, and Heth,

English Standard Version

15 Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn and Heth,

The Message

15 Canaan had Sidon his firstborn, Heth,

New King James Version

15 Canaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and Heth;

New Living Translation

15 Canaan's oldest son was Sidon, the ancestor of the Sidonians. Canaan was also the ancestor of the Hittites,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 10:15

Commentary on Genesis 10:15-32

(Read Genesis 10:15-32)

The posterity of Canaan were numerous, rich, and pleasantly seated; yet Canaan was under a Divine curse, and not a curse causeless. Those that are under the curse of God, may, perhaps, thrive and prosper in this world; for we cannot know love or hatred, the blessing or the curse, by what is before us, but by what is within us. The curse of God always works really, and always terribly. Perhaps it is a secret curse, a curse to the soul, and does not work so that others can see it; or a slow curse, and does not work soon; but sinners are reserved by it for a day of wrath Canaan here has a better land than either Shem or Japheth, and yet they have a better lot, for they inherit the blessing. Abram and his seed, God's covenant people, descended from Eber, and from him were called Hebrews. How much better it is to be like Eber, the father of a family of saints and honest men, than the father of a family of hunters after power, worldly wealth, or vanities. Goodness is true greatness.