Genesis 36:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:5, NIV: "and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam and Korah. These were the sons of Esau, who were born to him in Canaan."

Genesis 36:5, ESV: "and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan."

Genesis 36:5, KJV: "And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan."

Genesis 36:5, NASB: "and Oholibamah gave birth to Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan."

Genesis 36:5, NLT: "Oholibamah gave birth to sons named Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. All these sons were born to Esau in the land of Canaan."

Genesis 36:5, CSB: "and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These were Esau's sons, who were born to him in the land of Canaan."

What does Genesis 36:5 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This and the previous verse (Genesis 36:4) list the names of Esau's five sons. These main descendants of Esau will form a nation called Edom (Genesis 36:1). Esau's twin brother, Jacob, was also given a different name (Genesis 35:10): Israel. In time, Israelites and Edomites will come to hate each other (Numbers 20:14–21; 1 Samuel 14:47; 2 Kings 8:20; Obadiah 1:8–11).

The name Jeush means something like "may God help."

Jalam is an awkward name to translate but may refer to something like a "mountain goat."

Korah, also, is not clear, but may mean "bald head."