Genesis 10:18

“And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Aruadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite; and afterward the families of the Canaanite were spread abroad.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanite spread abroad.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite; after that the families of the Canaanites went far and wide in all directions;
- Basic English Bible

and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. And afterwards the families of the Canaanites spread themselves abroad.
- Darby Bible

And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites dispersed.
- Webster's Bible

the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were spread abroad.
- World English Bible

and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite; and afterwards have the families of the Canaanite been scattered.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite; and afterward were the families of the Canaanite spread abroad.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 10

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    V. 5 - By these were the isles of the gentiles ..... " As I just now read this again I saw that at this time there were no - Jews yet; God hadn't taken out a people for His name yet. That happened with Jacob, when his name was changed to Israel, as he wrestled with God.
  • Seven Trumpets
    Genesis 10:25
    "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."
    How was the earth divided? Was it only in the languages, and every family to their own borders? Also, as to the point that Peleg was named in the genealogy of the Lord Jesus; are we to draw some teaching about Christ being the cause of division?
  • Gladys J. Frey
    What does it mean, everyone after his tongue, when in the 11th chapter is says all the world had one language?
  • Peter
    I think that it is fantastic how it tells us about the generations of the sons of Noah and about these nations divided in the earth. I liked hearing the names of these nations. It is amazing how all of those nations came from the sons of Noah and yet how we fight each other today.
  • Michael C.
    verses 8-12; The world after the flood was a place of happiness and virtue up to that point. What was started instead, was the going forth conquering, and to conquer; the heathen rage of violence and endless wars, only to prove who will be the mighty over all the earth; as all moral restraint is taken away, judgment is darkened; and all that is in their end, death, and hell following. (Rev. 6).

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