Genesis 10:5

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

By these were the Iles of the Gentiles diuided in their lands, euery one after his tongue: after their families, in their nations.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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