Genesis 10:8
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Now Cushוְכ֖וּשׁ
(ve·chush)
3568a: a son of Ham, also his desc., also a land in the S. Nile Valleyprobably of foreign origin
became the fatherיָלַ֣ד
(ya·lad)
3205: to bear, bring forth, begeta prim. root
of Nimrod;נִמְרֹ֑ד
(nim·rod;)
5248: a son of Cush and founder of the Bab. kingdomprobably of foreign origin
he becameהֵחֵ֔ל
(he·chel,)
2490c: to pollute, defile, profanea prim. root
a mighty oneגִּבֹּ֖ר
(gib·bor)
1368: strong, mightyfrom gabar
on the earth.בָּאָֽרֶץ׃
(ba·'a·retz.)
776: earth, landa prim. root







KJV Lexicon
And Cush
Kuwsh  (koosh)
Cush (or Ethiopia), the name of a son of Ham, and of his territory; also of an Israelite -- Chush, Cush, Ethiopia.
begat
yalad  (yaw-lad')
to bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage
Nimrod
Nimrowd  (nim-rode')
Nimrod, a son of Cush -- Nimrod.
he began
chalal  (khaw-lal')
to bore, i.e. (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively, to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an opening wedge) instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.
to be
hayah  (haw-yaw)
to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary)
a mighty one
gibbowr  (ghib-bore')
powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant -- champion, chief, excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.
in the earth
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
Parallel Verses
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.

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

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