1 Chronicles 1:5

“The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The sonnes of Iapheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Iauan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The sons of Japheth {were} Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sons of Japheth: Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras.
- Basic English Bible

The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
- Darby Bible

The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
- Webster's Bible

The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
- World English Bible

Sons of Japheth: Gomer and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles 1:5


1:5 The sons of Japheh - The historian repeating the account of thereplenishing the earth by the sons of Noah, begins with those that werestrangers to the church, the sons of Japheth, who peopled Europe, ofwhom he says little, as the Jews had hitherto little or no dealings withthem. He proceeds to those that had many of them been enemies to thechurch, and thence hastens to the line of Abraham, breaking off abruptlyfrom all the other families of the sons of Noah, but that ofArphaxad, from whom Christ was to come. The great promise of theMessiah was transmitted from Adam to Seth, from him to Shem,from him to Eber, and so to the Jewish nation, who were intrustedabove all nations with that sacred treasure, 'till the promise wasperformed, and the Messiah was come: and then that nation was made nota people.


Discussion for 1 Chronicles 1

  • Irene123
    To anyone on here, to get a good understanding of these 'tough' chapters, type in 'Matthew Henry's complete Bible commentary' on a search engine such as Ask.com, Scroll to the title I gave you; there is also always a 'concise' commentary, which is shorter for looking for just one or 2 verses. I read just the first 2 -3 pp of 1 chr. 2 - it was so good.
  • To M. Verrell
    When you want to know about a book, go to the 'commentary' above 'comments'. It's always by Matthew Henry and he is GOOD. It's plain to see the Lord led him to do this. Matthew H. was an English preacher in the 1700's. England was one of the countries where the Reformation took hold and produced lot of men led of God. You can see God was with them in their writings.
  • In HIS name
    Chronicles is a tough book, but it also is a great time line - when you really learn to study it.
    It's a calendar if you will...
  • Karl
    to Delroy - I'm reading chronicles and I have to admit it can be hard to get through. Read through the books again, the message is "hidden" in the text. The lessons are not only in what is said, but how it is said. We will see the "lessons" reflected in the text when we learn to see ourselves through the text. The same for all the bible I reckon - hope that helps?
  • Delroy
    If one does not study Chronicles is he or she neglecting to study the Bible? I know all the Bible is God's word and He has a reason why they are there so help me out here
  • Leonard
    I know that I'm a year later here but to answer Carl,but here goes... Peleg was born in the time of genesis between Noah and Abraham... the division spoken of is when God confounded the people's language and scattered them abroad so that they would leave off from building the tower of babel

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