Genesis 10:32 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 10:32, NIV: "These are the clans of Noah's sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood."

Genesis 10:32, ESV: "These are the clans of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, in their nations, and from these the nations spread abroad on the earth after the flood."

Genesis 10:32, KJV: "These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood."

Genesis 10:32, NASB: "These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their descendants, by their nations; and out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood."

Genesis 10:32, NLT: "These are the clans that descended from Noah's sons, arranged by nation according to their lines of descent. All the nations of the earth descended from these clans after the great flood."

Genesis 10:32, CSB: "These are the clans of Noah's sons, according to their family records, in their nations. The nations on earth spread out from these after the flood."

What does Genesis 10:32 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse serves as a formal conclusion to chapter 10's table of nations. It has finished its work of presenting the genealogy of Noah through his three sons and their sons and describing the peoples and nations that came from them, along with the regions in which they settled following the Tower of Babel. Rather than focusing on a single, deep line of fathers and sons, this list has emphasized the broad connection between all people. Instead of delving into the details of how they came to be separate people, with separate nations and languages, this passage simply explains how these men were related to each other.

The story of the Tower of Babel and the dispersal of humanity will be told in chapter 11, starting in the very next verse.