Genesis 10:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 10:13, NIV: "Egypt was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,"

Genesis 10:13, ESV: "Egypt fathered Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,"

Genesis 10:13, KJV: "And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,"

Genesis 10:13, NASB: "Mizraim fathered Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,"

Genesis 10:13, NLT: "Mizraim was the ancestor of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,"

Genesis 10:13, CSB: "Mizraim fathered the people of Lud, Anam, Lehab, Naphtuh,"

What does Genesis 10:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Genesis 10 presents a table of nations, describing the descendants of Noah's three sons, where they settled following the Tower of Babel, and what nations developed from their family lines.

After an aside to describe the life of a mighty man named Nimrod who established his kingdom in Assyria, the chapter returns to the pattern with this verse. Ham's sons included Cush, Put, Canaan, and Egypt (or Mizraim). In the original Hebrew, this particular son's name is Misra'yim. Some English translations use Mizraim here. The Hebrew Old Testament, however, always refers to the nation of Egypt using the word Misra'yim, both in Genesis and the story of the Exodus. For this reason, many translations simply use "Egypt" to avoid confusion.

Mizraim's / Egypt's sons are listed here and in the following verse.