Genesis 36:1
New International Version
This is the account of the family line of Esau (that is, Edom).

New Living Translation
This is the account of the descendants of Esau (also known as Edom).

English Standard Version
These are the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

Berean Study Bible
This is the account of Esau (that is, Edom).

King James Bible
Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.

New King James Version
Now this is the genealogy of Esau, who is Edom.

New American Standard Bible
Now these are the records of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

NASB 1995
Now these are the records of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

NASB 1977
Now these are the records of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

Amplified Bible
Now these are the records of the descendants of Esau, (that is, Edom).

Christian Standard Bible
These are the family records of Esau (that is, Edom ).

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the family records of Esau (that is, Edom).

American Standard Version
Now these are the generations of Esau (the same is Edom).

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And these are the generations of Esau; Esau is Adum.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And these are the generations of Esau; this is Edom.

Contemporary English Version
Esau, also known as Edom, had many descendants.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And these are the generations of Esau, the same is Edom.

English Revised Version
Now these are the generations of Esau (the same is Edom).

Good News Translation
These are the descendants of Esau, also called Edom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the account of Esau (that is, Edom) and his descendants.

International Standard Version
This is a record of Esau's genealogy, that is, of Edom.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now these are the generations of Esau--the same is Edom.

Literal Standard Version
And these [are] the generations of Esau, who [is] Edom.

NET Bible
What follows is the account of Esau (also known as Edom).

New Heart English Bible
Now these are the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

World English Bible
Now this is the history of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

Young's Literal Translation
And these are births of Esau, who is Edom.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Esau's Descendants
1This is the account of Esau (that is, Edom). 2Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite,…

Cross References
Genesis 25:30
He said to Jacob, "Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am famished." (That is why he was also called Edom.)

Genesis 36:8
So Esau (that is, Edom) settled in the area of Mount Seir.


Treasury of Scripture

Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.

A.

Genesis 22:17
That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Genesis 25:24-34
And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb…

Genesis 27:35-41
And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing…









XXXVI.

THE T?LD?TH ESAU.

(1) The generations of Esau.--This toldoth, consisting of Genesis 36:1 to Genesis 37:1, is very remarkable, if it were only for the difficulties with which it abounds, and which have too often been aggravated by the determination of commentators to make Holy Scripture bend to their pre-conceived ideas as to what it ought to be, instead of dutifully accepting it as it is. It begins with an enumeration of Esau's wives, in which the names are different from those given in Genesis 26:34; Genesis 28:9. Next we have the genealogy of Esau, upon the same principle as that whereby the toldoth Ishmael was inserted immediately after the history of Abraham's death (Genesis 25:12-18); but this is followed, in Genesis 36:20-30, by a genealogy of the Horite inhabitants of Mount Seir. Among these Esau dwelt as the predominant power, but nevertheless on friendly terms, for a reason which we shall see hereafter. We next have a list of kings who are said to have reigned in Edom "before there reigned any king over the children of Israel." This is not a prophetical portion of the Bible, but a dry genealogical table, and the attempts made to evade the plain meaning of the words, namely, that at the time when this list of kings was written there were kings in Israel, are painful to read, and can have no other effect than to harden sceptics in unbelief. Of these Edomite kings, it is remarkable that they do not succeed one another by hereditary succession, nor have they the same capital, but seem to belong to a time of anarchy, like that which existed in Israel under the Judges. During this period the Edomites and Horites were fused together, chiefly by conquest (Deuteronomy 2:12; Deuteronomy 2:22), but partly also by the gradual dying out of the inferior race, just as the red man is fading away in North America, and the Maori in New Zealand. Finally, we have a list of the eleven dukes of Edom, "after their places." As these dukes represented tribes or clans, this catalogue is geographical, and as such it is described in Genesis 36:43, and was intended to give the political arrangement of the land at the later date when this addition was made, and when considerable changes had taken place since the time of the first settlement. . . .

Verse 1. - Now these are the generations (cf. Genesis 2:4; Genesis 5:1, etc.) of Esau, - Hairy (vide Genesis 25:25) - which is Edom - Red (vide Genesis 25:30).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This
וְאֵ֛לֶּה (wə·’êl·leh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

is the account
תֹּלְד֥וֹת (tō·lə·ḏō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 8435: Descent, family, history

of Esau
עֵשָׂ֖ו (‘ê·śāw)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6215: Esau -- oldest son of Isaac

(that is,
ה֥וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

Edom).
אֱדֽוֹם׃ (’ĕ·ḏō·wm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 123: The name of a condiment


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