Genesis 10:8

“And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Cush was the father of Nimrod, who was the first of the great men of the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And Cush begot Nimrod: he began to be mighty on the earth.
- Darby Bible

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Cush became the father of Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth.
- World English Bible

And Cush hath begotten Nimrod;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 10:8


10:8 Began to be mighty on the earth - That is, whereas those that went before him were content to stand upon the same level with their neighbours, Nimrod could not rest in this parity, but he would top his neighbours, and lord over them. The same spirit that the giants before the flood were acted by, #Gen 6:4|, now revived in him; so soon was that tremendous judgment, which the pride and tyranny of those mighty men brought upon the world, forgotten.


Discussion for Genesis 10:8

  • Flavious Gyenyame for verse 8
    Nimrod the son of Ethiopia become the ancestors and founder of black nation in Asia minor now middle East. First kingdom of Ethiopia was Babylon founded by Nimrod, Ur, Chaldea where Abraham came from. The country of his nativity.

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