Genesis 10:30
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New International Version
The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.

New Living Translation
The territory they occupied extended from Mesha all the way to Sephar in the eastern mountains.

English Standard Version
The territory in which they lived extended from Mesha in the direction of Sephar to the hill country of the east.

Berean Study Bible
Their territory extended from Mesha to Sephar, in the eastern hill country.

New American Standard Bible
Now their settlement extended from Mesha as you go toward Sephar, the hill country of the east.

King James Bible
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.

Christian Standard Bible
Their settlements extended from Mesha to Sephar, the eastern hill country.

Good News Translation
The land in which they lived extended from Mesha to Sephar in the eastern hill country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their settlements extended from Mesha to Sephar, the eastern hill country.

International Standard Version
Their settlements extended from Mesha towards Sephar, the eastern hill country.

NET Bible
Their dwelling place was from Mesha all the way to Sephar in the eastern hills.

New Heart English Bible
Their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The region where they lived extended from Mesha toward Sephar in the eastern mountains.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest toward Sephar, unto the mountain of the east.

New American Standard 1977
Now their settlement extended from Mesha as you go toward Sephar, the hill country of the east.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And their dwelling was from Mesha as thou goest unto Sephar, mount of the east.

King James 2000 Bible
And their territory was from Mesha, as you go unto Sephar a mount of the east.

American King James Version
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go to Sephar a mount of the east.

American Standard Version
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their dwelling was from Messa as we go on as far as Sephar, a mountain in the east.

Darby Bible Translation
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as one goes to Sephar, the eastern mountain.

English Revised Version
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.

Webster's Bible Translation
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest to Sephar, a mount of the east.

World English Bible
Their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.

Young's Literal Translation
and their dwelling is from Mesha, in thy coming towards Sephar, a mount of the east.
Study Bible
The Semites
29Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan. 30Their territory extended from Mesha to Sephar, in the eastern hill country. 31These are the sons of Shem, according to their clans, languages, lands, and nations.…
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Genesis 10:29
Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.

Genesis 10:31
These are the sons of Shem, according to their clans, languages, lands, and nations.

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And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go to Sephar a mount of the east.

mount of the east.

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And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Zephar, a mount of the east. Mesha, which is thought to be the Muza of Ptolemy and Pliny, was a famous port in the Red sea, frequented by the merchants of Egypt and Ethiopia, from which the Sappharites lay directly eastward; to whose country they used to go for myrrh and frankincense, and the like, of which Saphar was the metropolis, and which was at the foot of Climax, a range of mountains, which perhaps might be formerly called Saphar, from the city at the bottom of it, the same with Zephar here: by inspecting Ptolemy's tables (o), the way from one to the other is easily discerned, where you first meet with Muza, a port in the Red sea, then Ocelis, then the mart Arabia, then Cane, and so on to Sapphar or Sapphara; and so Pliny says (p), there is a third port which is called Muza, which the navigation to India does not put into, only the merchants of frankincense and Arabian odours: the towns in the inland are the royal seat Saphar; and another called Sabe; now the sons of Joktan had their habitations all from this part in the west unto Zephar or Saphar eastward, and those were reckoned the genuine Arabs: Hillerus (q) gives a different account of the situation of the children of Joktan, as he thinks, agreeably to these words of Moses; understanding by Kedem, rendered the east, the mountains of Kedem, or the Kedemites, which sprung from Kedem or Kedomah, the youngest son of Ishmael, Genesis 25:15 and Zephar, the seat of the Sepharites, as between Mesha and Kedem; for, says he, Mesha is not Muza, a mart of the Red sea, but Moscha, a famous port of the Indian sea, of which Arrian and Ptolemy make mention; and from hence the dwelling of the Joktanites was extended, in the way you go through the Sepharites to the mountainous places of Kedem or Cadmus: perhaps nearer the truth may be the Arabic paraphrase of Saadiah (r), which is"from Mecca till you come to the city of the eastern mountain, or (as in a manuscript) to the eastern city,''meaning perhaps Medina, situate to the east; so that the sense is, according to this paraphrase, that the sons of Joktan had their dwelling from Mecca to Medina; and so R. Zacuth (s) says, Mesha in the Arabic tongue is called Mecca; and it is a point agreed upon by the Arabs that Mesha was one of the most ancient names of Mecca; they believe that all the mountainous part of the region producing frankincense went in the earliest times by the name of Sephar; from whence Golius concludes this tract to be the Mount Zephar of Moses, a strong presumption of the truth of which is that Dhafar, the same with the modern Arabs as the ancient Saphar, is the name of a town in Shihr, the only province in Arabia bearing frankincense on the coast of the Indian ocean (t).

(o) Geograph. l. 6. c. 7. (p) Nat. Hist. l. 6. c. 23. (q) Onomastic. Sacr. p. 116. (r) In Pocock. Specimen Hist. Arab. p. 34. (s) In Juchasin, fol. 135. 2.((t) Universal History, vol. 18. p. 353. 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.
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