Genesis 10:20

“These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These are the sonnes of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All these, with their different families, languages, lands, and nations, are the offspring of Ham.
- Basic English Bible

These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.
- Darby Bible

These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
- Webster's Bible

These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their languages, in their lands, in their nations.
- World English Bible

These [are] sons of Ham, by their families, by their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.
- Youngs Literal Bible

These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.
- 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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