Genesis 10:20
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New International Version
These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.

New Living Translation
These were the descendants of Ham, identified by clan, language, territory, and national identity.

English Standard Version
These are the sons of Ham, by their clans, their languages, their lands, and their nations.

New American Standard Bible
These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are Ham's sons, by their clans, according to their languages, in their own lands and their nations.

International Standard Version
These are Ham's descendants, listed by their families, each with their own lands, language, and family groups.

NET Bible
These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, and by their nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These were Ham's descendants by families and languages within their countries and nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.

New American Standard 1977
These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

King James 2000 Bible
These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are the children of Cham in their kindreds, and tongues, and generations, and lands, and nations.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

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

Young's Literal Translation
These are sons of Ham, by their families, by their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.
Study Bible
The Hamites
19The territory of the Canaanite extended from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; as you go toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. 20These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations. 21Also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, and the older brother of Japheth, children were born.…
Word Study

These are the sons
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.

of Ham
Cham  (khawm)
hot (from the tropical habitat); Cham, a son of Noah; also (as a patronymic) his descendants or their country -- Ham.

after their families
mishpachah  (mish-paw-khaw')
a family, i.e. circle of relatives; figuratively, a class (of persons), a species (of animals) or sort (of things); by extens. a tribe or people -- family, kind(-red).

after their tongues
lashown  (law-shone')
the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water)

in their countries
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.

and in their nations
gowy  (go'-ee)
a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:15-32 The posterity of Canaan were numerous, rich, and pleasantly seated; yet Canaan was under a Divine curse, and not a curse causeless. Those that are under the curse of God, may, perhaps, thrive and prosper in this world; for we cannot know love or hatred, the blessing or the curse, by what is before us, but by what is within us. The curse of God always works really, and always terribly. Perhaps it is a secret curse, a curse to the soul, and does not work so that others can see it; or a slow curse, and does not work soon; but sinners are reserved by it for a day of wrath Canaan here has a better land than either Shem or Japheth, and yet they have a better lot, for they inherit the blessing. Abram and his seed, God's covenant people, descended from Eber, and from him were called Hebrews. How much better it is to be like Eber, the father of a family of saints and honest men, than the father of a family of hunters after power, worldly wealth, or vanities. Goodness is true greatness.
Cross References
Genesis 10:19
The territory of the Canaanite extended from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; as you go toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.

Genesis 10:21
Also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, and the older brother of Japheth, children were born.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

Genesis 11:1-9 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech…

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