Genesis 22:21 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 22:21, NIV: "Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram),"

Genesis 22:21, ESV: "Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,"

Genesis 22:21, KJV: "Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,"

Genesis 22:21, NASB: "Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram),"

Genesis 22:21, NLT: "The oldest was named Uz, the next oldest was Buz, followed by Kemuel (the ancestor of the Arameans),"

Genesis 22:21, CSB: "Uz his firstborn, his brother Buz, Kemuel the father of Aram,"

What does Genesis 22:21 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

In the previous verse, Abraham learned some news about his extended family. Abraham had left his homeland when God called him to enter Canaan, and in the many years since, Abraham's brother Nahor has fathered several children with his wife Milcah. This and the following verses lists these nephews and nieces of Abraham. They include Buz, Uz, and Kemuel, who became the father of Aram. These names are given primarily because they explain the family history of Rebekah, Isaac's future wife.