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Genesis 10:20

    Genesis 10:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 10:20

    These are the sons of Ham after their families - No doubt all these were well known in the days of Moses, and for a long time after; but at this distance, when it is considered that the political state of the world has been undergoing almost incessant revolutions through all the intermediate portions of time, the impossibility of fixing their residences or marking their descendants must be evident, as both the names of the people and the places of their residences have been changed beyond the possibility of being recognized.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 10:20

    The list of the Hamites is summed up Genesis 10:20 in the usual form. It appears that Ham occupied Africa and a certain portion of Asia along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean, in the south of Arabia, about the lower valley of the Frat and Diljah, and perhaps along the south of Asia. In extent of territory, Japheth ultimately far exceeded, as he occupied most of Asia and almost all of Europe and the New World. Ham is next to him, as he inherited Africa and a portion of Asia. Some of his descendants have also been forcibly transplanted to the New Hemisphere. But in point of political contact with Shem, Japheth, in early times, sinks comparatively into the shade, and Ham assumes the prominent place. Babylon, Kush, Egypt, and Kenaan are the powers which come into contact with Shem, in that central line of human history which is traced in the Bible. Hence, it is that in the table of nations special attention is directed to Kush, Nimrod, Mizraim, and to the tribes and borders of Kenaan.