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.


Discussion for Genesis 10

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 10:27 AND HE ANSWERING SAID THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH --ALL THY HEART-- AND WITH ALL THY SOUL --AND WITH ALL THY STRENGTH-- AND WITH ALL THY MIND AND THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF ***** JOHN 14:21 HE THAT HATH MY COMMANDMENTS AND KEEPETH THEM HE IT IS --THAT LOVETH ME-- AND HE THAT LOVETH ME SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER AND I WILL LOVE HIM AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM *****
  • 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.
  • 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?

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