The Genealogies of Genesis 5-11

The Sons of Noah: Ham, Japheth and Shem to Abram

Genesis 5

1: This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.
2: Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.
3: When Adam had lived a hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.
4: The days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years; and he had other sons and daughters.
5: Thus all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.
6: When Seth had lived a hundred and five years, he became the father of Enosh.
7: Seth lived after the birth of Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and had other sons and daughters.
8: Thus all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.
9: When Enosh had lived ninety years, he became the father of Kenan.
10: Enosh lived after the birth of Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years, and had other sons and daughters.
11: Thus all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.
12: When Kenan had lived seventy years, he became the father of Ma-hal'alel.
13: Kenan lived after the birth of Ma-hal'alel eight hundred and forty years, and had other sons and daughters.
14: Thus all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.
15: When Ma-hal'alel had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Jared.
16: Ma-hal'alel lived after the birth of Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and had other sons and daughters.
17: Thus all the days of Ma-hal'alel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.
18: When Jared had lived a hundred and sixty-two years he became the father of Enoch.
19: Jared lived after the birth of Enoch eight hundred years, and had other sons and daughters.
20: Thus all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.
21: When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Methu'selah.
22: Enoch walked with God after the birth of Methu'selah three hundred years, and had other sons and daughters.
23: Thus all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
24: Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
25: When Methu'selah had lived a hundred and eighty-seven years, he became the father of Lamech.
26: Methu'selah lived after the birth of Lamech seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had other sons and daughters.
27: Thus all the days of Methu'selah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.
28: When Lamech had lived a hundred and eighty-two years, he became the father of a son,
29: and called his name Noah, saying, "Out of the ground which the LORD has cursed this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the toil of our hands."
30: Lamech lived after the birth of Noah five hundred and ninety-five years, and had other sons and daughters.
31: Thus all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.
32: After Noah was five hundred years old, Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 6

1: When men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them,
2: the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took to wife such of them as they chose.
3: Then the LORD said, "My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years."
4: The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
5: The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6: And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
7: So the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
8: But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
9: These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation; Noah walked with God.
10: And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11: Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence.
12: And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
13: And God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh; for the earth is filled with violence through them; behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14: Make yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.
15: This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
16: Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above; and set the door of the ark in its side; make it with lower, second, and third decks.
17: For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall die.
18: But I will establish my covenant with you; and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
19: And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
20: Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you, to keep them alive.
21: Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up; and it shall serve as food for you and for them."
22: Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.

Genesis 7

1: Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.
2: Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate; and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate;
3: and seven pairs of the birds of the air also, male and female, to keep their kind alive upon the face of all the earth.
4: For in seven days I will send rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground."
5: And Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him.
6: Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth.
7: And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him went into the ark, to escape the waters of the flood.
8: Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground,
9: two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah.
10: And after seven days the waters of the flood came upon the earth.
11: In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
12: And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13: On the very same day Noah and his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered the ark,
14: they and every beast according to its kind, and all the cattle according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth according to its kind, and every bird according to its kind, every bird of every sort.
15: They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life.
16: And they that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.
17: The flood continued forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.
18: The waters prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark floated on the face of the waters.
19: And the waters prevailed so mightily upon the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered;
20: the waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep.
21: And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, birds, cattle, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm upon the earth, and every man;
22: everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died.
23: He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark.
24: And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.

Genesis 9

1: And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
2: The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every bird of the air, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea; into your hand they are delivered.
3: Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.
4: Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
5: For your lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning; of every beast I will require it and of man; of every man's brother I will require the life of man.
6: Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for God made man in his own image.
7: And you, be fruitful and multiply, bring forth abundantly on the earth and multiply in it."
8: Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him,
9: "Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your descendants after you,

10: and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.
11: I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth."
12: And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:
13: I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
14: When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds,
15: I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16: When the bow is in the clouds, I will look upon it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth."
17: God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth."
18: The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan.
19: These three were the sons of Noah; and from these the whole earth was peopled.

20: Noah was the first tiller of the soil. He planted a vineyard;
21: and he drank of the wine, and became drunk, and lay uncovered in his tent.
22: And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
23: Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it upon both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father's nakedness.
24: When Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his youngest son had done to him,
25: he said, "Cursed be Canaan; a slave of slaves shall he be to his brothers."
26: He also said, "Blessed by the LORD my God be Shem; and let Canaan be his slave."
27: God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem; and let Canaan be his slave."
28: After the flood Noah lived three hundred and fifty years.
29: All the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.

 

Genesis 10

1: These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth; sons were born to them after the flood.
2: The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

3: The sons of Gomer: Ash'kenaz, Riphath, and Togar'mah.
4: The sons of Javan: Eli'shah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Do'danim.
5: From these the coastland peoples spread. These are the sons of Japheth in their lands, each with his own language, by their families, in their nations.
6: The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan.
7: The sons of Cush: Seba, Hav'ilah, Sabtah, Ra'amah, and Sab'teca. The sons of Ra'amah: Sheba and Dedan.
8: Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man.
9: He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD."
10: The beginning of his kingdom was Ba'bel, Erech, and Accad, all of them in the land of Shinar.
11: From that land he went into Assyria, and built Nin'eveh, Reho'both-Ir, Calah, and
12: Resen between Nin'eveh and Calah; that is the great city.
13: Egypt became the father of Ludim, An'amim, Leha'bim, Naph-tu'him,
14: Pathru'sim, Caslu'him (whence came the Philistines), and Caph'torim.
15: Canaan became the father of Sidon his first-born, and Heth,
16: and the Jeb'usites, the Amorites, the Gir'gashites,
17: the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites,
18: the Ar'vadites, the Zem'arites, and the Ha'mathites. Afterward the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19: And the territory of the Canaanites extended from Sidon, in the direction of Gerar, as far as Gaza, and in the direction of Sodom, Gomor'rah, Admah, and Zeboi'im, as far as Lasha.
20: These are the sons of Ham, by their families, their languages, their lands, and their nations.
21: To Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, children were born.
22: The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpach'shad, Lud, and Aram.
23: The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.
24: Arpach'shad became the father of Shelah; and Shelah became the father of Eber.
25: To Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided, and his brother's name was Joktan.
26: Joktan became the father of Almo'dad, Sheleph, Hazarma'veth, Jerah,
27: Hador'am, Uzal, Diklah,
28: Obal, Abim'a-el, Sheba,
29: Ophir, Hav'ilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
30: The territory in which they lived extended from Mesha in the direction of Sephar to the hill country of the east.
31: These are the sons of Shem, by their families, their languages, their lands, and their nations.

32: These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, in their nations; and from these the nations spread abroad on the earth after the flood.

Genesis 11

1: Now the whole earth had one language and few words.
2: And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
3: And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.
4: Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."
5: And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men had built.
6: And the LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.
7: Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
8: So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.
9: Therefore its name was called Ba'bel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
10: These are the descendants of Shem.
When Shem was a hundred years old, he became the father of Arpach'shad two years after the flood;
11: and Shem lived after the birth of Arpach'shad five hundred years, and had other sons and daughters.
12: When Arpach'shad had lived thirty-five years, he became the father of Shelah;
13: and Arpach'shad lived after the birth of Shelah four hundred and three years, and had other sons and daughters.
14: When Shelah had lived thirty years, he became the father of Eber;
15: and Shelah lived after the birth of Eber four hundred and three years, and had other sons and daughters.
16: When Eber had lived thirty-four years, he became the father of Peleg;
17: and Eber lived after the birth of Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and had other sons and daughters.
18: When Peleg had lived thirty years, he became the father of Re'u;
19: and Peleg lived after the birth of Re'u two hundred and nine years, and had other sons and daughters.
20: When Re'u had lived thirty-two years, he became the father of Serug;
21: and Re'u lived after the birth of Serug two hundred and seven years, and had other sons and daughters.
22: When Serug had lived thirty years, he became the father of Nahor;
23: and Serug lived after the birth of Nahor two hundred years, and had other sons and daughters.
24: When Nahor had lived twenty-nine years, he became the father of Terah;
25: and Nahor lived after the birth of Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and had other sons and daughters.
26: When Terah had lived seventy years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27: Now these are the descendants of Terah. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.
28: Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chalde'ans.
29: And Abram and Nahor took wives; the name of Abram's wife was Sar'ai, and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah.
30: Now Sar'ai was barren; she had no child.
31: Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sar'ai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife, and they went forth together from Ur of the Chalde'ans to go into the land of Canaan; but when they came to Haran, they settled there.
32: The days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.