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“And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,”

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Genesis 10:13 Translation & Meaning

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And Mizraim וּמִצְרַ֡יִם Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Mizraim
begat יָלַ֞ד To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage begat
Ludim, לוּדִ֧ים A Ludite or inhabitants of Lud (only in plural) Ludim
and Anamim, עֲנָמִ֛ים Anamim, a son of Mizraim and his descendants, with their country Anamim
and Lehabim, לְהָבִ֖ים Lehabim, a son of Mizraim, and his descendants Lehabim
and Naphtuhim, נַפְתֻּחִֽים׃ Naphtuchim, an Egyptian tribe Naphtuhim

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  • 11  Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

  • 12  And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

  • 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 firstborn, and Heth,


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