1 The Table of Nations
1 This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah's sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.
4 The sons of Javan: 4 Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim and the Rodanim.[b] 5 (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)
8 Cush was the father[d] of Nimrod, who grew to be 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, Erech, Akkad and Calneh, in[e] Shinar.[f] 11 From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir,[g] Calah 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.
20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
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.
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