Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Genesis: Chapter Ten

So now we will look at some family history
Of the sons of Noah, listen up for this is no mystery

Let’s start with Japheth and the sons he had
Seven names we can to this line add
Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan,
But wait there is even more in their clan
We add Tubal, Meshek, and Tiras and together they all be
Their names all added to the family tree

The sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah, three
Their names all added to the family tree

The sons of Javan; Elishah, Tarshish, that’s half of them
There are two more to add to their anthem
The Kittites and the Rodanites they be
Their names all added to the family tree
(From  these the maritime peoples did go out into their land
By their own individual clans
Each had their own nation, each their own tongue
They all ended up in places far flung.)

The sons of Ham; Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan they be
Their names all added to the family tree

The sons of Cush; Seba, Havilah, Sabtah
That’s three so far
Two more make five, Raamah and Sabteka they be
Their names all added to the family tree

The sons of Raamah; Sheba and Dedan they be
Their names both added to the family tree

So this dude Cush had himself a son
His name was Nimrod, and he was the one
A mighty warrior before the Lord, this ain't no bluff
No my friend, he was heaps tough
People talked about him -  hear the word
That’s the guy who’s a mighty hunter before the Lord
He had a great kingdom,
A stretching dominion
In it were Babylon, Uruk, Akked and Kalnar in Shinar
Places that were here, there, near and far
From there he went down to Assyria, to build some more
Ain't no stopping him, crashing through any door
He built Ninevah, Rehoboth Ir, Calah and Resen
It’s between Ninevah and Caleh, no messing
It’s called the great city
That’s not just a ditty

Egypt was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites
That’s just the beginning of their might
There was then the Naphtuhites, Pathrusites and Kasluhites
(If you don’t know them, from there did the Philistines ignite) and last of all was Caphitorites and that is who they all be
And wow all those people we can add to the family tree

Canaan was the father of Sidon his first born son
Definitely not the only one
He was followed by the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites
This is the start of the list we write
Then there were the Girgashites, Hivites, and Arkites
Now we are over half way through their might
Then there were the Sinites, Arvadites, and Zemarites
And finally the Hamathites, so that’s who they all be
We add them to our family tree

Later on the Canaanites all scattered
But they were not shattered
The borders of Canaan had extended
Which was what they fully intended
They reached from Sidon to Gerah as far as Gaza
And then Sodom, Gommorah, Admah and Zeboyim, to Lasha

Sons were also born to Shem
There were in fact five of them
Japheth was his older brother
Shem’s descendants were born one after another
Eber were his descendants name
They had a measure of their own fame

So the sons of Shem; Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad
And to them we can add
Lud and Aram, and that is who they all be
They became part of the family tree

The sons of Aram; Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek is who they be
They all are added to the family tree

Arphaxad was the father of Shelah
And Shelah the father of Eber
That is who they be
We add them as well to the family tree

To Eber two sons were born
One named Peleg, for when he was born the earth was torn
His brother was Joktan
Seemingly just an ordinary man

Joktan was the father of many sons
Thirteen in all, we’ll see them one by one
lmodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram
The first five of his clan
Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir
The next six that is who they were
Havilah and Jobab, make ten plus three
And that’s who they all be
We add them all to the family tree
To Joktan were all these sons born, all thirteen
The prognosis of him being ordinary was a bit keen

They lived in a region which stretched from Mesha to Sephar
This was the country in the hills in the east, not really that far

These are the sons of Shem arranged by their clans
By their territories, their nations, all their lands

These are Noah’s sons descendants, all of his relations
All lined up according to their nations
This is who all these people do really be
And we have drawn one giant family tree
Following the flood, and with everything they were worth
These nations spread right across the earth

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