Genesis 10:5

“By these were the Iles of the Gentiles diuided in their lands, euery one after his tongue: after their families, in their nations.”

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Other Translations

By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
- King James Version

From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
- American Standard Version (1901)

From these came the nations of the sea-lands, with their different families and languages.
- Basic English Bible

From these came the distribution of the isles of the nations, according to their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
- Darby Bible

By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
- Webster's Bible

Of these were the islands of the nations divided in their lands, everyone after his language, after their families, in their nations.
- World English Bible

By these have the isles of the nations been parted in their lands, each by his tongue, by their families, in their nations.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 10:5


10:5 The posterity of Japheth were allotted to the isles of the Gentiles, which were solemnly, by lot, after a survey, divided among them, and probably this island of ours among the rest. All places beyond the sea, from Judea, are called isles, #Jer 25:22|, and this directs us to understand that promise, #Isa 42:4|, the isles shall wait for his law, of the conversion of the Gentiles to the faith of Christ.


Discussion for Genesis 10

  • Patricia
    I think we all .Is the boat when it comes to the bible. Instead of bickering back and to, accept by faith that every word is true. Nothing in this world matters but the fact that our almighty GOD sent his only begotten SON into this world to die for sinners of which everyone is, because in Genesis when Adam disobeyed GOD it made all sinners. There is still sinners so as GOD'S people we should be
  • Stan jett
    Gladys: They did have one language until the tower of Babel, where they tried to build a tower to God. God made them not to understand one another there and gave different families different languages and they was made to go into all the world. Each sticking to thier own family which became nations.
  • Servant
    The bible carefully sets forth the generations. Is it so that the line of David can remain pure and to assure that Mary's roots can be traced back to the beginning as clean?
  • Cheryl
    Chapter 4 verse 8 was Nimrod the sun god that is mentioned that Constatine worship that's how we get Sunday so how did Noah's father Nimrod
  • A disciple
    "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth." It would be ridiculous to imagine that someone could ever persuade the world to abandon what they have held as sacred as religion for thousands of years; but as Christians, we should know the truth about what is behind all the violence, and the fanatic obsession with anti-Christ globalism. "Pray that you enter not into temptation."
  • Irene123
    " ..... how we fight each other today". That is the result of original sin. Building a tower to reach to heaven; a 'temple' for their idol(s). God told Solomon to build Him a temple; He didn't tell these people to build a temple; you do what God tells you - or you lose.

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