13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,
16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
K.J.V. Bible Text
Today’s reading begins with Mizraim, another son of Ham. Mizraim beget Ludim and Anamim and several others. (See Text above,) From each of these sons, begat by Mizraim a whole and separate community of peoples grew and among those peoples is one whose name I know figures largely later on in the New Testament—the Philistines.
Canaan was another son of Ham. His sons were the forebears of many other nations, all of the Canaanite clan.
So now we have learned, that just from Ham, only one of Noah’s sons, a large number of separate groups of people sprang forth.
As the Lord spoke when they left the ark, the family of Noah indeed was fruitful and increased in number.
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