Genesis 10:15
New International Version
Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites,

New Living Translation
Canaan’s oldest son was Sidon, the ancestor of the Sidonians. Canaan was also the ancestor of the Hittites,

English Standard Version
Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn and Heth,

Berean Study Bible
Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites,

New American Standard Bible
Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth

New King James Version
Canaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and Heth;

King James Bible
And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

Christian Standard Bible
Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn and Heth,

Good News Translation
Canaan's sons--Sidon, the oldest, and Heth--were the ancestors of the peoples who bear their names.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn, then Heth,

International Standard Version
Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn, along with the Hittites,

NET Bible
Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, Heth,

New Heart English Bible
And Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, then Heth,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Canaan begot Zidon his firstborn, and Heth;

New American Standard 1977
And Canaan became the father of Sidon, his first-born, and Heth

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Canaan begat Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth

King James 2000 Bible
And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

American King James Version
And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,

American Standard Version
And Canaan begat Sidon his first-born, and Heth,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Chanaan begot Sidon his first-born, and the Chettite,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Chanaan begot Sidon, his firstborn, the Hethite,

Darby Bible Translation
-- And Canaan begot Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth,

English Revised Version
And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Canaan begat Sidon his first-born, and Heth,

World English Bible
Canaan became the father of Sidon (his firstborn), Heth,

Young's Literal Translation
And Canaan hath begotten Sidon his first-born, and Heth,
Study Bible
The Hamites
14the Pathrusites, the Casluhites, and the Caphtorites (from whom the Philistines came). 15Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites, 16the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites,…
Cross References
Genesis 23:3
Then Abraham got up from beside his dead wife and said to the Hittites,

Genesis 24:3
and I will have you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I am dwelling,

1 Chronicles 1:13
Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites,

Isaiah 23:4
Be ashamed, O Sidon, the stronghold of the sea, for the sea has spoken: "I have not been in labor or given birth. I have not raised young men or brought up young women."

Jeremiah 47:4
For the day has come to destroy all the Philistines, to cut off from Tyre and Sidon every remaining ally. Indeed, the LORD is about to destroy the Philistines, the remnant from the coasts of Caphtor.

Ezekiel 28:21
"Son of man, set your face against Sidon and prophesy against her.

Treasury of Scripture

And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,

Canaan.

1 Chronicles 1:13
And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,

Sidon.

Genesis 49:13
Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

Joshua 11:8
And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them, and chased them unto great Zidon, and unto Misrephothmaim, and unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they left them none remaining.

Isaiah 23:4
Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.

Zidon.

Genesis 15:18-21
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: …

Genesis 28:3-20
And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; …

Exodus 3:8
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.







Lexicon
Canaan
וּכְנַ֗עַן (ū·ḵə·na·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3667: Canaan -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their land West of the Jordan

was the father of
יָלַ֛ד (yā·laḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

Sidon
צִידֹ֥ן (ṣî·ḏōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6721: Sidon -- a Phoenician city on the Mediterranean coast, also a son of Canaan

his firstborn,
בְּכֹר֖וֹ (bə·ḵō·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1060: Firstborn, chief

and of
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the Hittites,
חֵֽת׃ (ḥêṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2845: Heth -- a son of Canaan and probably ancestor of the Hittites
(15-18) Canaan.--The meaning of this name is uncertain, as, most probably, it is a Hamitic word: if derived from a Semitic root, it may mean the lowland. Though the Canaanites spoke a Semitic tongue at the time when we find them in Palestine, yet the assertion of the Bible that they were Hamites is confirmed by the testimony of profane writers, who say that their original home was on the Indian Ocean. They had probably been driven thence by the pressure of Semitic races, with whose language they had thus already become familiar; and when, farther, they found a Semitic people thinly spread over Palestine, they may, while absorbing them, have been confirmed in the use of their tongue. So, subsequently, Abraham gave up Syriac for Hebrew; and though these are kindred dialects, yet they are often remote enough from one another (see Genesis 31:47). On the other hand, the whole character of the Canaanite religion and thought was Hamitic, and while they Were active in commercial pursuits, and in culture far in advance of the Greeks, to whom they gave their alphabet, they were intensely sensuous in their worship and voluptuous in their manners. They are divided into eleven tribes, namely:--

1. Sidon.--This is remarkable as being the only town mentioned in the account either of Mizraim or of Canaan. All the rest are apparently the names of tribes still wandering about; and thus we gain a clearer idea both of the antiquity of this early record, and also of the great advance made by Nimrod in founding so many cities. Sidon, situated on the sea-shore, about thirty miles north of Tyre, became thus early a settled community and the seat of social life, because of its advantages for fishing (whence its name is derived), and also for commerce.

2. Heth.--The Kheta, or Hittites, a powerful race, whose language and monuments have recently become the object of careful study. They seem subsequently to have possessed not only Syria, but a large portion of Asia Minor. (See Note on Genesis 23:3; Genesis 23:5.)

3. The Jebusite.--This race held the territory afterwards occupied by Benjamin, and retained Jerusalem until the time of David (2Samuel 5:6-9. See Note on Genesis 14:18.)

4. The Amorite.--Or rather, Emorite, that is, mountaineer. Next to the Kheta, or Hittites, they were the most powerful race in Palestine, holding the hill country of Judea, where they had five kings (Joshua 10:5), and a large district on the eastern side of the Jordan (2Samuel 9:10).

5. The Girgasite.--Mentioned in Joshua 24:11, but otherwise unknown.

6. The Hivite.--At Sichern (Genesis 34:2), at Gibeon (Joshua 9:7), and near Hermon and Lebanon (Joshua 11:3; Judges 3:3).

7. The Arkite.--Also in Lebanon.

8. The Sinite.--A small tribe in the same neighbourhood.

9. The Arvadite.--A more important people, inhabiting the island Aradus.

10. The Zemarite.--An obscure people, inhabiting Samyra, in Ph?nicia.

11. The Hamathite whose city, Hamath, was the capital of Northern Syria. It was situated on the river Orontes, and though called Epiphaneia by the Macedonians, still retains its ancient name. The Kheta subsequently gained the supremacy at Hamath, and had their capital in the immediate neighbourhood.

Afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.--This may mean either that they spread inwards, or may refer to the numerous colonies of the Tyrians on the Mediterranean. While in Babylonia the Hamites are described as black, this branch was called Ph?nicians, from their ruddy colour, in contrast with the olive-coloured Semitic stock. As they came by sea from the Indian Ocean, their earliest settlement was on the coast, and thus Sidon is called "the first-born" of Ham. Thence they advanced into the interior, and though few in number, absorbed by their superior culture the inhabitants of Palestine. It is probably this expansion inwards which is here referred to.

Verse 15. - And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn. A famous commercial and maritime town on the coast of Syria (1 Kings 5:6; 1 Chronicles 22:4; Isaiah 23:2, 4, 12; Ezekiel 27:8); here including Tyre. From the mention of the circumstance that Sidon was Canaan's firstborn, we may infer that in the rest of the table the order of seniority is not followed. And Heth. The father of the Hittites (Genesis 23:3, 5), identified by Egyptologers with the Kheta, a powerful Syrian tribe. 10:15-32 The posterity of Canaan were numerous, rich, and pleasantly seated; yet Canaan was under a Divine curse, and not a curse causeless. Those that are under the curse of God, may, perhaps, thrive and prosper in this world; for we cannot know love or hatred, the blessing or the curse, by what is before us, but by what is within us. The curse of God always works really, and always terribly. Perhaps it is a secret curse, a curse to the soul, and does not work so that others can see it; or a slow curse, and does not work soon; but sinners are reserved by it for a day of wrath Canaan here has a better land than either Shem or Japheth, and yet they have a better lot, for they inherit the blessing. Abram and his seed, God's covenant people, descended from Eber, and from him were called Hebrews. How much better it is to be like Eber, the father of a family of saints and honest men, than the father of a family of hunters after power, worldly wealth, or vanities. Goodness is true greatness.
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