New International Version

Genesis 10:1-32

The Table of Nations

1This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.

The Japhethites

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.)

The Hamites

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.

The Semites

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.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Mwanzo 10:1-32

Mataifa Yaliyotokana Na Noa

(1 Nyakati 1:5-23)

110:1 Mwa 2:4; 5:32; 1Nya 1:4Hawa ndio wazao wa Noa: Shemu, Hamu na Yafethi, ambao walizaa wana baada ya gharika.

Wazao Wa Yafethi

210:2 Eze 38:6; 39:1, 6; 27:13-19; 33:26; Ufu 20:8; Isa 66:19Wana wa Yafethi walikuwa:

Gomeri, Magogu, Madai, Yavani, Tubali, Mesheki na Tirasi.

310:3 Yer 51:27; Eze 27:13-14; 38:6Wana wa Gomeri walikuwa:

Ashkenazi, Rifathi na Togarma.

410:4 Eze 27:7, 10, 12, 25; 38:13; Za 48:7; 72:10; Isa 2:16; 23:1-6, 12; 66:19; Yer 2:10; 10:9; Yon 1:3; Hes 24:24; Dan 11:30Wana wa Yavani walikuwa:

Elisha, Tarshishi, Kitimu na Rodanimu. 5(Kutokana na hawa mataifa ya Pwani yalienea katika nchi zao, kwa koo zao katika mataifa yao, kila moja kwa lugha yake.)

Wazao Wa Hamu

610:6 2Fal 19:9; Nah 3:9; 2Nya 12:3; 16:8; Isa 11:11; 18:1; 20:3; 43:3; Yer 46:9; Eze 27:10; 30:4-9; 38:5; Mwa 9:18; Sef 2:12; 3:10Wana wa Hamu walikuwa:

Kushi, Misraimu,10:6 Yaani Misri. Putu na Kanaani.

710:7 Isa 21:13; 43:3; 60:6; Mwa 2:11; 25:3; Eze 38:13; 27:15, 20, 22; 1Fal 10:1; 2Nya 9:1; Ay 1:15; 6:19; 16:11; Za 72:10; Yer 25:23-24; 6:20; 49:8; Yoe 3:8; 1Nya 1:32Wana wa Kushi walikuwa:

Seba, Havila, Sabta, Raama na Sabteka.

Wana wa Raama walikuwa:

Sheba na Dedani.

810:8 Mik 5:6Kushi akamzaa Nimrodi, ambaye alikua akawa mtu shujaa duniani. 910:9 2Nya 14:9; 16:8; Isa 18:2; Mwa 25:27; 27:3Alikuwa mwindaji hodari mbele za Bwana. Ndiyo sababu watu husema, “Kama Nimrodi, hodari wa kuwinda mbele za Bwana.” 1010:10 Mwa 11:2, 9; 14:1; 2Nya 36:17; Isa 10:9; 13:1; Yer 21:2; 25:12; 50:1; Ezr 4:9; Amo 6:2; Zek 5:11Vituo vyake vya kwanza katika ufalme wake vilikuwa Babeli, Ereki, Akadi na Kalne katika Shinari. 1110:11 Za 83:8; Isa 37:37; Mik 5:6; Sef 2:13; 2Fal 19:36; Yon 1:2; 3:2-3Kutoka nchi ile alikwenda Ashuru, ambako alijenga Ninawi, Rehoboth-iri, Kala, 12na Reseni, iliyo kati ya Ninawi na Kala; huo ndio mji mkubwa.

13Misraimu alikuwa baba wa:

Waludi, Waanami, Walehabi, Wanaftuhi, 1410:14 Mwa 21:32-34; 26:1, 8; Yos 13:2; Amu 3:3; Isa 14:31; Yer 47:1-4; Amo 9:7; Kum 2:23; 1Nya 1:12Wapathrusi, Wakasluhi (hao ndio asili ya Wafilisti), na Wakaftori.

1510:15 Mwa 9:18; 5:20; 23:3; 25:10; 26:34; 27:46; 49:32; Yos 1:4; 11:8; Amu 10:6; Isa 23:2-4; Yer 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Eze 16:3; 28:21; 32:30; Yoe 3:4; Zek 9:2; Kut 4:22; Hes 1:20; 3:2; 13:29; 18:15; 33:4; 1Sam 26:6Kanaani alikuwa baba wa:

Sidoni mzaliwa wake wa kwanza, Hethi, 1610:16 Amu 19:10; 1Nya 11:4; Ezr 9:1; Kut 3:8; 2Nya 8:7; Hes 13:29; 21:13; 32:39; Yos 2:10; Kum 1:4; 7:1; Yos 2:10; Mwa 15:18-21Wayebusi, Waamori, Wagirgashi, 1710:17 Mwa 34:2; 36:2; Kut 3:8; Kum 7:1; Amu 3:3Wahivi, Waariki, Wasini, 1810:18 Eze 27:8; 1Nya 18:3; Mwa 12:6; 13:17; 50:11; Kut 13:11; Hes 13:29; 14:25; 21:3; 33:40; Kum 7:1; Amu 1:1Waarvadi, Wasemari na Wahamathi.

Baadaye koo za Wakanaani zilitawanyika, 1910:19 Mwa 11:31; 12:1; 13:12; 14:2; 17:8; 24:3; 26:34; 37:1; 27:46; 28:1-8; 31:18; 35:6; 49:13; Law 25:38; Yos 19:28; Amu 1:18, 31; 18:28; 6:4; 16:1, 21; 2Nya 24:6; 14:13; Kum 2:23; 29:23; Yos 10:41; 11:22; 15:47; 1Sam 6:17; Yer 25:20; 47:1; Amo 1:6; Sef 2:4na mipaka ya Kanaani ilienea kutoka Sidoni kuelekea Gerari hadi Gaza, kisha kuelekea Sodoma, Gomora, Adma na Seboimu, hadi kufikia Lasha.

20Hawa ni wana wa Hamu kwa koo zao na lugha zao, katika nchi zao na mataifa yao.

Wazao Wa Shemu

2110:21 Hes 24:24Shemu ambaye ni ndugu mkubwa wa Yafethi, kwake kulizaliwa wana pia. Shemu alikuwa baba wa wana wote wa Eberi.

2210:22 Mwa 14:1; Isa 11:11; 21:2; Yer 25:25; 49:34; Eze 27:23; 32:24; Dan 8:2; Lk 3:36; Hes 24:22-24; Amu 3:10; 1Fal 11:25; 19:15; 20:34; 22:31; 2Fal 5:1; 8:7Wana wa Shemu walikuwa:

Elamu, Ashuru, Arfaksadi, Ludi na Aramu.

2310:23 Mwa 22:21; Ay 1:1; Yer 25:20; Mao 4:21Wana wa Aramu walikuwa:

Usi, Huli, Getheri na Mesheki.

2410:24 Lk 3:35Arfaksadi alikuwa baba wa Shela,

naye Shela akamzaa Eberi.

25Eberi akapata wana wawili:

Mmoja wao aliitwa Pelegi, kwa kuwa wakati wake ndipo dunia iligawanyika; nduguye aliitwa Yoktani.

26Yoktani alikuwa baba wa:

Almodadi, Shelefu, Hasarmawethi, Yera, 2710:27 Eze 27:19Hadoramu, Uzali, Dikla, 2810:28 1Fal 10:1; Ay 6:11; Za 72:10, 15; Isa 60:6; Eze 27:22Obali, Abimaeli, Sheba, 2910:29 1Fal 9:28; 1Nya 29:4; Ay 22:24; 28:16; Za 45:9; Isa 13:12; 10:32; Mwa 9:19Ofiri, Havila na Yobabu. Hawa wote walikuwa wana wa Yoktani.

30Nchi waliyoishi ilienea toka Mesha kuelekea Sefari kwenye nchi ya vilima iliyoko mashariki.

31Hao ndio wana wa Shemu kwa koo zao na lugha zao, katika nchi zao na mataifa yao.

32Hizi ndizo koo za wana wa Noa, kufuatana na vizazi vyao, katika mataifa yao. Kutokana na hawa mataifa yalienea duniani kote baada ya gharika.