The Table of Nations
1This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.
2The sons10:2 Sons may mean descendants or successors or nations; also in verses 3, 4, 6, 7, 20-23, 29 and 31. of Japheth:
Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.
3The sons of Gomer:
Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.
4The sons of Javan:
Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites.10:4 Some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text and Samaritan Pentateuch (see also Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:7); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text Dodanites 5(From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)
6The sons of Ham:
Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.
7The sons of Cush:
Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteka.
The sons of Raamah:
Sheba and Dedan.
8Cush was the father10:8 Father may mean ancestor or predecessor or founder; also in verses 13, 15, 24 and 26. of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth. 9He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.” 10The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in10:10 Or Uruk and Akkad—all of them in Shinar.10:10 That is, Babylonia 11From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir,10:11 Or Nineveh with its city squares Calah 12and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city.
13Egypt was the father of
the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
15Canaan was the father of
Sidon his firstborn,10:15 Or of the Sidonians, the foremost and of the Hittites, 16Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 17Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 18Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.
Later the Canaanite clans scattered 19and 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.
20These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
21Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was10:21 Or Shem, the older brother of Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.
22The sons of Shem:
Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.
23The sons of Aram:
Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.10:23 See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:17; Hebrew Mash.
24Arphaxad was the father of10:24 Hebrew; Septuagint father of Cainan, and Cainan was the father of Shelah,
and Shelah the father of Eber.
25Two sons were born to Eber:
One was named Peleg,10:25 Peleg means division. because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
26Joktan was the father of
Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
30The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.
31These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
32These 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.
Mndandanda wa Mitundu ya Anthu
1Nayi mbiri ya ana a Nowa, Semu, Hamu ndi Yafeti. Ana atatuwa anabereka ana awo chitatha chigumula.
Banja la Yafeti
2Ana aamuna a Yafeti anali:
Gomeri, Magogi, Madai, Yavani, Tubala, Mesaki ndi Tirasi.
3Ana aamuna a Gomeri anali:
Asikenazi, Rifati ndi Togarima.
4Ana aamuna a Yavani anali:
Elisa, Tarisisi, Kitimu ndi Rodanimu. 5(Amenewa ndiwo makolo a anthu okhala mʼmphepete mwa nyanja. Awa ndi ana a Yafeti monga mwa mafuko a mu mitundu yawo, uliwonse ndi chiyankhulo chake).
Banja la Hamu
6Ana aamuna a Hamu anali:
Kusi, Miziraimu, Puti ndi Kanaani.
7Ana aamuna a Kusi anali:
Seba, Havila, Sabita, Raama ndi Sabiteka.
Ana aamuna a Raama anali:
Seba ndi Dedani.
8Kusi anabereka Nimurodi amene anali wankhondo wamphamvu kwambiri pa dziko lapansi. 9Iye anali mlenje wamphamvu kwambiri pamaso pa Yehova; nʼchifukwa chake anthu ali ndi chisudzo, chakuti, “Ndiwe mlenje wamphamvu kwambiri pamaso pa Yehova monga Nimurodi.” 10Malo oyambirira a ufumu wake anali Babeli, Ereki, Akadi ndi Kaline. Malo onsewa anali mʼdziko la Sinara. 11Atachoka mʼdziko limeneli anapita ku Asiriya kumene anakamanga Ninive, Rehoboti-Iri, Kala, 12ndi Reseni, mzinda waukulu umene uli pakati pa Ninive ndi Kala.
13Igupto ndiye kholo la
Aludi, Aanami, Alehabu, Anafutu, 14Apaturusi, Akasilu ndi Akafitori (kumene kunachokera Afilisti).
15Kanaani anabereka mwana wake wachisamba,
Sidoni, ndipo anaberekanso Ahiti; 16Ayebusi, Aamori, Agirigasi; 17Ahivi, Aariki, Asini, 18Aaravadi, Azemari ndi Ahamati.
Pambuyo pake, mafuko a Akanaani anafalikira ponseponse, 19mpaka ku malire a Kanaani. Malirewo anachokera ku Sidoni kulowa cha ku Gerari mpaka ku Gaza, ndi kulowa ku Sodomu, Gomora, Adima ndi Zeboimu mpaka ku Lasa.
20Amenewa ndiwo ana aamuna a Hamu monga mwa mafuko ndi ziyankhulo zawo, mʼmadera omwe amakhala ndi mitundu yawo.
Banja la Semu
21Semu amene anali mkulu wake wa Yafeti nayenso anabereka nakhala kholo la Eberi.
22Ana aamuna a Semu anali:
Elamu, Asuri, Aripakisadi, Ludi ndi Aramu.
23Ana aamuna a Aramu anali:
Uzi, Huri, Geteri ndi Mesaki.
24Aripakisadi anabereka Sela,
ndipo Selayo anabereka Eberi.
25A Eberi anabereka ana aamuna awiri:
Wina anamutcha Pelegi chifukwa pa nthawiyo anthu a pa dziko lapansi anagawikana. Dzina la mʼbale wake linali Yokitani.
Alimodadi, Selefi, Hazari-Maveti, Yera, 27Hadoramu, Uzali, Dikila, 28Obali, Abimaeli, Seba, 29Ofiri, Havila ndi Yobabu. Onsewa anali ana aamuna a Yokitani.
30Chigawo chimene ankakhala chinayambira ku Mesa mpaka ku Seferi, ku dera la mapiri chakummawa.
31Amenewa ndiwo ana a Semu monga mwa mafuko ndi ziyankhulo zawo, mʼmadera omwe ankakhala ndi mitundu yawo.
32Amenewa ndiwo mafuko a ana aamuna a Nowa monga mwa mibado ya mitundu yawo. Mitundu yonse ya anthu inatuluka mwa iwowa ndi kufalikira pa dziko lonse lapansi chitatha chigumula chija.