11 1AND THE whole earth was of one language and of one accent and mode of expression. 2And as they journeyed eastward, they found a plain (valley) in the land of Shinar, and they settled and dwelt there. 3And they said one to another, Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly. So they had brick for stone, and slime (bitumen) for mortar. 4And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top reaches into the sky, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth. 5And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have [S]all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them. 7Come, let Us go down and there confound (mix up, confuse) their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. 8So the Lord scattered them abroad from that place upon the face of the whole earth, and they gave up building the city. 9Therefore the name of it was called Babel--because there the Lord confounded the language of all the earth; and from that place the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of the whole earth. 10This is the history of the generations of Shem. Shem was 100 years old when he became the father of Arpachshad, two years after the flood. 11And Shem lived after Arpachshad was born 500 years and had other sons and daughters. 12When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah. 13Arpachshad lived after Shelah was born 403 years and had other sons and daughters. 14When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber. 15Shelah lived after Eber was born 403 years and had other sons and daughters. 16When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg. 17And Eber lived after Peleg was born 430 years and had other sons and daughters. 18When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu. 19And Peleg lived after Reu was born 209 years and had other sons and daughters. 20When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug. 21And Reu lived after Serug was born 207 years and had other sons and daughters. 22When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor. 23And Serug lived after Nahor was born 200 years and had other sons and daughters. 24When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah. 25And Nahor lived after Terah was born 119 years and had other sons and daughters. 26After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of [at different times], [T]Abram and Nahor and Haran, [his firstborn]. 27Now this is the history of the descendants of Terah. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot. 28Haran died before his father Terah [died] in the land of his birth, in [U]Ur of the Chaldees. 29And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah. 30But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31And Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife, and they went forth together to go from Ur of the Chaldees into the land of Canaan; but when they came to Haran, they settled there. 32And Terah lived 205 years; and Terah died in Haran.
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