Genesis 36:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:18, NIV: "The sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah: Chiefs Jeush, Jalam and Korah. These were the chiefs descended from Esau's wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah."

Genesis 36:18, ESV: "These are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau’s wife: the chiefs Jeush, Jalam, and Korah; these are the chiefs born of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau’s wife."

Genesis 36:18, KJV: "And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife."

Genesis 36:18, NASB: "And these are the sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, and chief Korah. These are the chiefs descended from Esau’s wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah."

Genesis 36:18, NLT: "The descendants of Esau and his wife Oholibamah became the leaders of the clans of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the clan leaders who descended from Esau's wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah."

Genesis 36:18, CSB: "These are the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, and chief Korah. These are the chiefs descended from Esau's wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah."

What does Genesis 36:18 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Previous verses listed the names of Esau's sons and grandsons (Genesis 36:9–14). The earlier list was arranged according to birth mothers. This is part of a segment repeating those names as "chiefs" of Edom (Genesis 36:1).

These chiefs appear to be major leaders among the Edomites. They include the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah: Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. The name Korah is listed under two of Esau's wives. It's possible each had a son by the same name.