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.
Noa Awoɔ Ntoatoasoɔ
1Yeinom ne Noa mmammarima: Wɔn ne Sem, Ham ne Yafet asefoɔ. Wɔwowoo mmammarima nsuyire no akyiri.
2Yafet asefoɔ nie:
Gomer, Magog, Media, Yawan, Tubal, Mesek ne Tiras.
3Gomer asefoɔ nie:
Askenas, Rifat ne Togarma.
4Yawan asefoɔ nie:
Elisa, Tarsis, Kitim ne Rodanim. 5Na wɔn asefoɔ bɛyɛɛ ɛpo so adwumayɛfoɔ wɔ nsase ahodoɔ so a na abusuakuo biara ka ne kasa nko.
6Ham asefoɔ nie:
Kus, Misraim, Put ne Kanaan.
7Kus10.7 Kus aman ahodoɔ nson no nyinaa wɔ Arabia. asefoɔ nie:
Seba, Hawila, Sabta, Raama ne Sabteka.
Na Raama asefoɔ nso ne:
Saba ne Dedan.
8Kus woo Nimrod. Na Nimrod bɛyɛɛ ɔkofoɔ kɛseɛ wɔ asase so. 9Na ɔyɛ ɔbɔmmɔfoɔ kɛseɛ a Awurade ahyira no, na wɔbɔ ne din ka asɛm. Na obiara a ɔyɛ akokoɔdurusɛm no, wɔde no toto Nimrod a na ɔyɛ ɔbɔmmɔfoɔ kɛseɛ a Awurade ahyira no no ho. 10Nʼahennie hyɛɛ aseɛ wɔ Babilonia, Erek, Akad ne Kalne a, ne nyinaa wɔ Sinear10.10 Sinear kyerɛ tete Babilonia. asase so. 11Ɔfirii saa asase no so trɛɛ nʼahennie mu kɔɔ Asiria, kɔkyekyeree Ninewe. Rehobot-Ir, Kala ne 12Resen a ɛda Ninewe ne Kala ntam; ɛno na ɛyɛ kuro kɛseɛ wɔ saa ahemman no mu.
13Na Misraim woo
Ludfoɔ, Anamfoɔ, Lehabfoɔ, Naftuhfoɔ, 14Patrusfoɔ, Kasluhfoɔ ne Kaftorfoɔ a wɔyɛ Filistifoɔ10.14 Filistifoɔ ase firi tu firii Kreta (Yer 47.4; Amos 9.7). Mfeɛ ɔha ne dumienu mu a ansa na wɔrewo Kristo no (AWK) na wɔdii Misraim so. Wɔpamoo wɔn firii Misraim no, wɔkɔbɔɔ atenaseɛ wɔ Kanaan mpoano. agyanom.
15Na Kanaan woo nʼabakan
Sidon ne Het. 16Yebusifoɔ, Amorifoɔ, Girgasifoɔ, 17Hewifoɔ, Arkifoɔ, Sinifoɔ, 18Arwadfoɔ, Semarifoɔ ne Hamatifoɔ.
Akyire yi, Kanaanfoɔ mmusua no peteeɛ. 19Kanaan nsase ahyeɛ trɛ firii Sidon kɔduruu Gerar de kɔsii Gasa kɔduruu Sodom ne Gomora, Adma, Seboim de kɔsi Lasa.
20Yeinom ne Ham asefoɔ a wɔn mmusuakuo, wɔn kasa, wɔn nsase ne wɔn aman da wɔn adi.
21Sem a na ne nua panin ne Yafet no nso woo mmammarima. Sem nananom ne Eber mma.
22Sem asefoɔ nie:
Elam, Asur,10.22 Asur yɛ Asiria tete din. Arfaksad, Lud ne Aram.
23Aram asefoɔ nie:
Us, Hul, Geter ne Mas.
24Na Arfaksad woo Sela,
ɛnna Sela woo Eber.
25Eber woo mmammarima baanu.
Abakan no din de Peleg a asekyerɛ ne “nkyekyɛmu” ɛfiri sɛ, ne berɛ so na nnipa a wɔwɔ ewiase mu kyekyɛ kɔɔ kasa ahodoɔ mu na wɔbɔ hweteeɛ. Nʼakyiri ba no din de Yoktan.
Almodada, Selef, Hasarmawet, Yera, 27Hadoram, Usal, Dikla, 28Obal, Abimael, Seba, 29Ofir, Hawila ne Yobab.
30Asase a wɔte so no trɛ firi Mesa kɔsi Sefar, ɔmantam a ɛda bepɔ so wɔ apueeɛ fam no.
31Yeinom ne Sem mmammarima, sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua ne wɔn kasa, wɔn nsase ne wɔn amanaman te no.
32Yeinom ne Noa mmammarima mmusua, sɛdeɛ wɔn awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ te wɔ wɔn amanaman mu. Na ɛfiri yeinom mu na nsuyire no akyiri amanaman petee asase so.