Genesis 10:29 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 10:29, NIV: "Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan."

Genesis 10:29, ESV: "Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan."

Genesis 10:29, KJV: "And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan."

Genesis 10:29, NASB: "Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all of these were the sons of Joktan."

Genesis 10:29, NLT: "Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were descendants of Joktan."

Genesis 10:29, CSB: "Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were Joktan's sons."

What does Genesis 10:29 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Joktan was a great-great-grandson of Shem, one of Noah's three sons. In this chapter, sometimes called the "table of nations," Scripture explains the origins of the various kingdoms and people groups of the ancient Middle East. Joktan is credited here with 13 sons; several of these names will become well-known within the regions surrounding Israel. In fact, Joktan seems to be the father of the Arabic people, as his sons are the primary inhabitants of those lands.

The regions of Ophir and Havilah were famous in the ancient world for their gold (Genesis 2:11).