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Genesis 11

Genesis 11:1  
The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Genesis 11:2  
As they traveled east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived there.

Genesis 11:3  
They said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

Genesis 11:4  
They said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let’s make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth.”

Genesis 11:5  
Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.

Genesis 11:6  
Yahweh said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.

Genesis 11:7  
Come, let’s go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”

Genesis 11:8  
So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city.

Genesis 11:9  
Therefore its name was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of all the earth. From there, Yahweh scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth.

Genesis 11:10  
This is the history of the generations of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old when he became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood.

Genesis 11:11  
Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

Genesis 11:12  
Arpachshad lived thirty-five years and became the father of Shelah.

Genesis 11:13  
Arpachshad lived four hundred three years after he became the father of Shelah, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

Genesis 11:14  
Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber.

Genesis 11:15  
Shelah lived four hundred three years after he became the father of Eber, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

Genesis 11:16  
Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg.

Genesis 11:17  
Eber lived four hundred thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

Genesis 11:18  
Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu.

Genesis 11:19  
Peleg lived two hundred nine years after he became the father of Reu, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

Genesis 11:20  
Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug.

Genesis 11:21  
Reu lived two hundred seven years after he became the father of Serug, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

Genesis 11:22  
Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor.

Genesis 11:23  
Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

Genesis 11:24  
Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah.

Genesis 11:25  
Nahor lived one hundred nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

Genesis 11:26  
Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

Genesis 11:27  
Now this is the history of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran became the father of Lot.

Genesis 11:28  
Haran died in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees, while his father Terah was still alive.

Genesis 11:29  
Abram and Nahor married wives. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, who was also the father of Iscah.

Genesis 11:30  
Sarai was barren. She had no child.

Genesis 11:31  
Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife. They went from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. They came to Haran and lived there.

Genesis 11:32  
The days of Terah were two hundred five years. Terah died in Haran.


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