1This is the account of the families of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the three sons of Noah. Many children were born to them after the great flood.
2The descendants of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
3The descendants of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.
4The descendants of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim.*
5Their descendants became the seafaring peoples that spread out to various lands, each identified by its own language, clan, and national identity.
6The descendants of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
7The descendants of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The descendants of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.
8Cush was also the ancestor of Nimrod, who was the first heroic warrior on earth.
9Since he was the greatest hunter in the world,* his name became proverbial. People would say, "This man is like Nimrod, the greatest hunter in the world."
10He built his kingdom in the land of Babylonia,* with the cities of Babylon, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh.
11From there he expanded his territory to Assyria,* building the cities of Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, Calah,
12and Resen (the great city located between Nineveh and Calah).
13Mizraim was the ancestor of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,
14Pathrusites, Casluhites, and the Caphtorites, from whom the Philistines came.*
15Canaan's oldest son was Sidon, the ancestor of the Sidonians. Canaan was also the ancestor of the Hittites,*
16Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites,
17Hivites, Arkites, Sinites,
18Arvadites, Zemarites, and Hamathites. The Canaanite clans eventually spread out,
19and the territory of Canaan extended from Sidon in the north to Gerar and Gaza in the south, and east as far as Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, near Lasha.
20These were the descendants of Ham, identified by clan, language, territory, and national identity.
21Sons were also born to Shem, the older brother of Japheth.* Shem was the ancestor of all the descendants of Eber.
22The descendants of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.
23The descendants of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.
24Arphaxad was the father of Shelah,* and Shelah was the father of Eber.
25Eber had two sons. The first was named Peleg (which means "division"), for during his lifetime the people of the world were divided into different language groups. His brother's name was Joktan.
26Joktan was the ancestor of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
27Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
28Obal, Abimael, Sheba,
29Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were descendants of Joktan.
30The territory they occupied extended from Mesha all the way to Sephar in the eastern mountains.
32These are the clans that descended from Noah's sons, arranged by nation according to their lines of descent. All the nations of the earth descended from these clans after the great flood.
1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil.
2For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.
3During that time the devil* came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread."
4But Jesus told him, "No! The Scriptures say,
`People do not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'*"
5Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple,
6and said, "If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say,
`He will order his angels to protect you.
And they will hold you up with their hands
so you won't even hurt your foot on a stone.'*"
7Jesus responded, "The Scriptures also say, `You must not test the LORD your God.'*"
8Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
9"I will give it all to you," he said, "if you will kneel down and worship me."
10"Get out of here, Satan," Jesus told him. "For the Scriptures say,
`You must worship the LORD your God
and serve only him.'*"
11Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.
12When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he left Judea and returned to Galilee.
13He went first to Nazareth, then left there and moved to Capernaum, beside the Sea of Galilee, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.
14This fulfilled what God said through the prophet Isaiah:
15"In the land of Zebulun and of Naphtali,
beside the sea, beyond the Jordan River,
in Galilee where so many Gentiles live,
16the people who sat in darkness
have seen a great light.
And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow,
a light has shined."*
17From then on Jesus began to preach, "Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.*"
18One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.
19Jesus called out to them, "Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!"
20And they left their nets at once and followed him.
21A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too.
22They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.
23Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.
24News about him spread as far as Syria, and people soon began bringing to him all who were sick. And whatever their sickness or disease, or if they were demon possessed or epileptic or paralyzed—he healed them all.
25Large crowds followed him wherever he went—people from Galilee, the Ten Towns,* Jerusalem, from all over Judea, and from east of the Jordan River.