Genesis 36:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:15, NIV: "These were the chiefs among Esau's descendants: The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: Chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,"

Genesis 36:15, ESV: "These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: the chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,"

Genesis 36:15, KJV: "These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,"

Genesis 36:15, NASB: "These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn of Esau, are chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,"

Genesis 36:15, NLT: "These are the descendants of Esau who became the leaders of various clans: The descendants of Esau's oldest son, Eliphaz, became the leaders of the clans of Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,"

Genesis 36:15, CSB: "These are the chiefs among Esau's sons: the sons of Eliphaz, Esau's firstborn: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,"

What does Genesis 36:15 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This begins a section (Genesis 36:16–19) listing the chiefs of the sons of Esau. This is the same as the record given in the previous verses (Genesis 36:9–14) as Esau's sons and grandsons by his three wives. "Chiefs" may generally refer to leaders among the Edomite people or the heads of the clans.

These chiefs include the sons of Esau's firstborn son Eliphaz: Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Kenaz.