Genesis 36:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:17, NIV: "The sons of Esau's son Reuel: Chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the chiefs descended from Reuel in Edom; they were grandsons of Esau's wife Basemath."

Genesis 36:17, ESV: "These are the sons of Reuel, Esau’s son: the chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah; these are the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife."

Genesis 36:17, KJV: "And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife."

Genesis 36:17, NASB: "And these are the sons of Reuel, Esau’s son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, and chief Mizzah. These are the chiefs descended from Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Esau’s wife Basemath."

Genesis 36:17, NLT: "The descendants of Esau's son Reuel became the leaders of the clans of Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These are the clan leaders in the land of Edom who descended from Reuel. All these were descendants of Esau's wife Basemath."

Genesis 36:17, CSB: "These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, and chief Mizzah. These are the chiefs descended from Reuel in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Esau's wife Basemath."

What does Genesis 36:17 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This is part of a list noting the "chiefs" among the sons and grandsons of Esau. This includes most of the names already given (Genesis 36:9–14) when listing Esau's sons and grandsons according to their birth mothers.

These chiefs are probably tribal leaders of Edom. They include Reuel's sons Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.