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The descendants of Noah are Japheth, whose descendants are Gentiles; Ham, whose descendants include the Canaanites; and Shem, of whom came Peleg (in whose days the earth was divided).
1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
Sons of Noah
2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
Sons of Japheth
3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
Sons of Gomer
4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
Sons of Javan
Equals 4 first time for 4
5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
isles of the Gentiles
Def of Gentiles :
- a person who is not Jewish
1often capitalized : a person of a non-Jewish nation or of non-Jewish faith; especially : a Christian as distinguished from a Jew
2: Heathen, pagan
but this time there were no jews yet. so the word Gentiles must mean something else i guess heathen pagan
aldo note they had their own languages , who taught that to them? so who are the Gentiles? Ham or Javan and the before mentioned brothers and there sons? Or the ones mentioned after? There were no Jews at this time. So they must be heathens and pagans. There own languages who taught them those different languages. This is before the tower of Babel where the Lord changed all the languages? Or after?
6 ¶ And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
Sons of Ham
7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
Sons of Cush
Sons of Raamah
8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
Cush begat Nimrod the same Cush as mentioned in verse 7 or another one?
9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.
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.
begining of his ( Nimrods ) kingdom
in the land of Shinnar
11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
Who is Asshur?
whos kid is he ?
12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.
What son built Resen and Nineveh, Calah ?
how big are these cities ? where are all these people coming from?
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
Mizraim begat whos kid? Son of Ham? same name. verse 6
Or another son of somebody?
14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
And Pathrusim and Casluhim
Who sons are these above?
15 ¶ And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
Canaan if it’s the same one in ver 6 his father is ham.
Canaan son Firstborn Sidon
16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
Equals 3 may be part of Canaan?
17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
Equals 3 may be part of Canaan?
18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
Equals 3 part of Canaanites
if all are apart Equals 12
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.
Not sure the importance of the cities
20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
So after their tongues or languages
Some reached countries status others Nations Status.
21 ¶ Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
Shem father of all children of
Eber. Is Eber a woman? Shem is not mentioned in ver 2 as being part of Japheth son? could this be another person?
22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
sons of Shem
23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
sons of Aram
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.
Eber Sons Peleg
fir in his days the earth was divided , could this that all land was in one place and it divided? if it did it must have been terrifying.
26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
Joktan sons ( i guess its a male)
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.
sons of Joktan and is a male.
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.