Genesis 10:8
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New International Version
Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth.

New Living Translation
Cush was also the ancestor of Nimrod, who was the first heroic warrior on earth.

English Standard Version
Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man.

New American Standard Bible
Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth.

King James Bible
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Cush fathered Nimrod, who was the first powerful man on earth.

International Standard Version
Cush fathered Nimrod, who became the first fearless leader throughout the land.

NET Bible
Cush was the father of Nimrod; he began to be a valiant warrior on the earth.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Cush was the father of Nimrod, the first mighty warrior on the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

New American Standard 1977
Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Cush begat Nimrod. He began to be powerful in the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

American King James Version
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Chus begot Nemrod: he began to be mighty on earth.

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

English Revised Version
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And Cush hath begotten Nimrod;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:8-14 Nimrod was a great man in his day; he began to be mighty in the earth, Those before him were content to be upon the same level with their neighbours, and though every man bare rule in his own house, yet no man pretended any further. Nimrod was resolved to lord it over his neighbours. The spirit of the giants before the flood, who became mighty men, and men of renown, Ge 6:4, revived in him. Nimrod was a great hunter. Hunting then was the method of preventing the hurtful increase of wild beasts. This required great courage and address, and thus gave an opportunity for Nimrod to command others, and gradually attached a number of men to one leader. From such a beginning, it is likely, that Nimrod began to rule, and to force others to submit. He invaded his neighbours' rights and properties, and persecuted innocent men; endeavouring to make all his own by force and violence. He carried on his oppressions and violence in defiance of God himself. Nimrod was a great ruler. Some way or other, by arts or arms, he got into power, and so founded a monarchy, which was the terror of the mighty, and bid fair to rule all the world. Nimrod was a great builder. Observe in Nimrod the nature of ambition. It is boundless; much would have more, and still cries, Give, give. It is restless; Nimrod, when he had four cities under his command, could not be content till he had four more. It is expensive; Nimrod will rather be at the charge of rearing cities, than not have the honour of ruling them. It is daring, and will stick at nothing. Nimrod's name signifies rebellion; tyrants to men are rebels to God. The days are coming, when conquerors will no longer be spoken of with praise, as in man's partial histories, but be branded with infamy, as in the impartial records of the Bible.
Study Bible
The Hamites
7The sons of Cush were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. 8Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth. 9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD."…
Cross References
Genesis 10:7
The sons of Cush were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.

Genesis 10:9
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD."

Isaiah 18:2
Which sends envoys by the sea, Even in papyrus vessels on the surface of the waters. Go, swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, To a people feared far and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation Whose land the rivers divide.

Micah 5:6
They will shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, The land of Nimrod at its entrances; And He will deliver us from the Assyrian When he attacks our land And when he tramples our territory.
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And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

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