From Adam to Abraham

Adam was the father of Seth. Seth was the father of Enosh. Enosh was the father of Kenan. Kenan was the father of Mahalalel. Mahalalel was the father of Jared. Jared was the father of Enoch. Enoch was the father of Methuselah. Methuselah was the father of Lamech, and Lamech was the father of Noah.

The sons of Noah were Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Japheth’s sons were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

Gomer’s sons were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.

Javan’s sons were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim,[a] and Rodanim.

Ham’s sons were Cush, Mizraim,[b] Put, and Canaan.

Cush’s sons were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah, and Sabteca.

Raamah’s sons were Sheba and Dedan.

10 Cush was the father of Nimrod, who grew up to become a mighty warrior on the earth.

11 Mizraim was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, and Naphtuhites,

12 Pathrusites, Casluhites, and Caphtorites. (The Philistines came from the Casluhites.)

13 Canaan’s first child was Sidon. He was also the father of the Hittites, 14 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 15 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 16 Arvadites, Zemarites, and Hamathites.

17 Shem’s sons were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.

Aram’s sons were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshech.

18 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, who was the father of Eber.

19 Eber had two sons. One son was named Peleg,[c] because the people on the earth were divided into different languages during his life. Peleg’s brother was named Joktan.

20 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22 Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 23 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were Joktan’s sons. 24 The family line included Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 25 Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27 and Abram, who was called Abraham.

Abraham’s Family

28 Abraham’s sons were Isaac and Ishmael.

29 These were the sons of Isaac and Ishmael. Ishmael’s first son was Nebaioth. His other sons were Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were Ishmael’s sons. 32 Keturah, Abraham’s slave woman, gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

Jokshan’s sons were Sheba and Dedan.

33 Midian’s sons were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.

34 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac’s sons were Esau and Israel.

35 Esau’s sons were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.

36 Eliphaz’s sons were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek.

37 Reuel’s sons were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

The Edomites from Seir

38 Seir’s sons were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.

39 Lotan’s sons were Hori and Homam, and his sister was Timna.

40 Shobal’s sons were Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

Zibeon’s sons were Aiah and Anah.

41 Anah’s son was Dishon.

Dishon’s sons were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran.

42 Ezer’s sons were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.

Dishan’s sons were Uz and Aran.

The Kings of Edom

43 These kings ruled in Edom before there were kings in Israel. Bela son of Beor was king of Edom, and his city was named Dinhabah.

44 When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah became king. He was from Bozrah.

45 When Jobab died, Husham became king. He was from the land of the Temanites.

46 When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad became king, and his city was named Avith. Hadad defeated Midian in the country of Moab.

47 When Hadad died, Samlah became king. He was from Masrekah.

48 When Samlah died, Shaul became king. He was from Rehoboth by the river.

49 When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Acbor became king.

50 When Baal-Hanan died, Hadad became king, and his city was named Pau. Hadad’s wife was named Mehetabel, and she was the daughter of Matred, who was the daughter of Me-Zahab. 51 Then Hadad died.

The leaders of the family groups of Edom were Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 52 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 53 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 54 Magdiel, and Iram. These were the leaders of Edom.


  1. 1:7 Kittim His descendants were the people of Cyprus.
  2. 1:8 Mizraim This is another name for Egypt.
  3. 1:19 Peleg This name sounds like the Hebrew word for “divided.”