Genesis 10:11

“Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 10:11

Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineueh, and the citie Rehoboth, and Calah,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and builded Nineveh, and Rehoboth-ir, and Calah,
- American Standard Version (1901)

From that land he went out into Assyria, building Nineveh with its wide streets and Calah,
- Basic English Bible

From that land went out Asshur, and built Nineveh, and Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah,
- Darby Bible

Out of that land went forth Ashur, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
- Webster's Bible

Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah,
- World English Bible

from that land he hath gone out to Asshur, and buildeth Nineveh, even the broad places of the city, and Calah,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and Rehoboth-ir, and Calah,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 10:11

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 10:11


10:9 Nimrod was a mighty hunter - This he began with, and for this became famous to a proverb. Some think he did good with his hunting, served his country by ridding it of wild beasts, and so insinuated himself into the affections of his neighbours, and got to be their prince. And perhaps, under pretence of hunting, he gathered men under his command, to make himself master of the country. Thus he became a mighty hunter, a violent invader of his neighbour's rights and properties. And that, before the Lord - Carrying all before him, and endeavouring to make all his own by force and violence. He thought himself a mighty prince; but before the Lord, that is, in God's account, he was but a mighty hunter. Note, Great conquerers are but great hunters. Alexander and Caesar would not make such a figure in scripture history as they do in common history. The former is represented in prophecy but as a he - goat pushing, #Dan 8:5|. Nimrod was a mighty hunter against the Lord, so the seventy; that is, he set up idolatry, as Jeroboam did, for the confirming of his usurped dominion; that he might set up a new government, he set up a new religion upon the ruin of the primitive constitution of both.

10:10 The beginning of his kingdom was Babel - Some way or other, he got into power: and so laid the foundations of a monarchy which was afterwards a head of gold. It doth not appear that he had any right to rule by birth; but either his fitness for government recommended him, or by power and policy he gradually advanced into the throne. See the antiquity of civil government, and particularly that form of it which lodges the sovereignty in a single person.


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