Genesis 36:21 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:21, NIV: "Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. These sons of Seir in Edom were Horite chiefs."

Genesis 36:21, ESV: "Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan; these are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom."

Genesis 36:21, KJV: "And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom."

Genesis 36:21, NASB: "Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs descended from the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom."

Genesis 36:21, NLT: "Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These were the Horite clan leaders, the descendants of Seir, who lived in the land of Edom."

Genesis 36:21, CSB: "Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs among the Horites, the sons of Seir, in the land of Edom."

What does Genesis 36:21 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This section of verses (Genesis 36:20–30) lists the descendants of Seir the Horite. The Horites were the original peoples of the land (Genesis 14:6) that came to be occupied by Esau and his descendants (Genesis 36:6–8). Seir's sons included Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, and now Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.

These sons of Seir are also referred to as "chiefs" of the Horite people, just as the sons and grandsons of Esau were described as "chiefs" of the Edomite people in the previous verses (Genesis 36:15–19).