|1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,
16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.
30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.
31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
Christian Meaning of Names found in this text:
|Abimael a father sent from God
||Accad a vessel; pitcher; spark
|Admah earthy; red; bloody
||Almodad measure of God
|Amorite bitter; a rebel; a babbler
||Anamim a fountain; answer; affliction
|Aram highness, magnificence, one that deceives; curse
||Arphaxad a healer; a releaser
|Ashkenaz a fire that spreads
||Babel confusion; mixture
|Calah favorable; opportunity
||Calneh our consummation
|Canaan merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues
||Casluhim hopes of life
|Cush Cushan, Cushi, Ethiopians; blackness
||Dedan their breasts; friendship; a judge
|Diklah Dildah, his diminishing
||Eber one that passes; anger
|Elam a young man; a virgin; a secret
||Elishah it is God; the lamb of God: God that gives help
|Erech length; health; physic
||Gaza strong; a goat
|Gerar same as Gera
||Gether the vale of trial or searching
|Gomer to finish; complete
||Gomorrah rebellious people
|Hadoram their beauty; their power
||Ham hot; heat; brown
|Havilah that suffers pain; that brings forth
||Hazarmaveth dwelling of death
|Heth trembling; fear
||Hul pain; infirmity
|Javan deceiver; one who makes sad
||Jerah the moon; month; smelling sweet
|Jobab sorrowful, hated
||Joktan small dispute; contention; disgust
|Kittim breaking; bruising small; gold; coloring
||Lehabim flames; inflamed; swords
|Lud Ludim, same as Lod
||Madai a measure; judging; a garment
|Magog covering; roof; dissolving
||Mash same as Meshech
|Mesha burden; salvation
||Meshech who is drawn by force
||Nimrod rebellion (but probably an unknown Assyrian word)
|Nineveh handsome; agreeable
||Noah that quavers or totters (Zelophehad's daughter)
|Obal inconvenience of old age
||Ophir fruitful region
||Raamah greatness; thunder; some sort of evil
|Rehoboth spaces; places
||Resen a bridle or bit
|Riphath remedy; medicine; release; pardon
||Sabtah a going about or circuiting; old age
|Sabtechah that surrounds; that causes wounding
||Salah mission; sending
|Seba a drunkard; that turns
||Sephar book; scribe; number
|Sheba captivity; old man; repose; oath
||Sheleph who draws out
|Shem name; renown
||Shinar watch of him that sleeps
|Sidon hunting; fishing; venison
||Sodom their secret; their cement
|Tarshish contemplation; examination
||Togarmah which is all bone
|Tubal the earth; the world; confusion
||Uz counsel; words