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Genesis 10:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Cush begot Nimrod: he began to be mighty on the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, Cush, begat Nimrod,—he, became a hero in the earth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Cush hath begotten Nimrod;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now Chus begot Nemrod: he began to be mighty on the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Chus begot Nebrod: he began to be a giant upon the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Kush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And C כּוּשׁ 3568
{3568} Prime
כּוּשׁ
Kuwsh
{koosh}
Probably of foreign origin; Cush (or Ethiopia), the name of a son of Ham, and of his territory; also of an Israelite.
begat 3205
{3205} Prime
יָלַד
yalad
{yaw-lad'}
A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Nimr נִמרוֹד: 5248
{5248} Prime
נִמְרוֹד
Nimrowd
{nim-rode'}
Probably of foreign origin; Nimrod, a son of Cush.
he x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
began 2490
{2490} Prime
חָלַל
chalal
{khaw-lal'}
A primitive root (compare H2470); properly to bore, that is, (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an opening-wedge); denominatively (from H2485) to play (the flute).
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
to be 1961
{1961} Prime
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
a mighty one 1368
{1368} Prime
גִּבּוֹר
gibbowr
{ghib-bore'}
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant.
in the earth. 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 10:8

_ _ Nimrod — mentioned as eclipsing all his family in renown. He early distinguished himself by his daring and successful prowess in hunting wild beasts. By those useful services he earned a title to public gratitude; and, having established a permanent ascendancy over the people, he founded the first kingdom in the world [Genesis 10:10].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 10:6-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 10:8

Began to be mighty on the earth — That is, whereas those that went before him were content to stand upon the same level with their neighbours, Nimrod could not rest in this parity, but he would top his neighbours, and lord over them. The same spirit that the giants before the flood were acted by, Genesis 6:4, now revived in him; so soon was that tremendous judgment, which the pride and tyranny of those mighty men brought upon the world, forgotten.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 10:8

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a (e) mighty one in the earth.

(e) Meaning, a cruel oppressor and tyrant.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
am 1715, bc 2289

Nimrod:

Micah 5:6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver [us] from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.
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