THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 11 ©
All the people hitherto had but one language, vs. 1. The children of men undertake, of mere audacity, to build a city with an exceeding high tower, 3. God hinders their progress by dividing their language, and scatters them by that means abroad throughout the world, 6. Babel receives the name thereof, 9. Shem’s posterity unto Abraham, 10. Who, together with his father, with Sarah and Lot, departs from Ur of the Chaldeans, to Haran, 29.
AND 1the whole earth was 2of one 3language, and of one speech.
And it came to pass, as 4they journeyed from the 5east, that they found a plain 6in the land of Shinar;a and they dwelt there.
And they said one to another, Go to,b let us make 7brick, and 8burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and 9slime had they for morter.
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose 10top may reach 11unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of 12the whole earth.
And the LORD 13came down to see the city and the tower, which the 14children of men builded.
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and 15now 16nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Go to, 17let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not 18understand one another's speech.
19Soc the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Therefore is the name of it 20called 21Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
¶Thesedare the generations of Shem: Shem was 22an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
And Shem 23lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat 24Salah:
And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
And Pelege lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:
And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
And Serug lived thirty years, and begat 25Nahor:
And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat 26Terah:
And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
And Terah lived seventy years, and 27begat 28Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
¶Nowf these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
And Haran died 29before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in 30Ur of the Chaldees.
And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah,g31the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
But Saraih was barren; she had no child.
Andi32Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and 33they went forth 34with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto 35Haran, and dwelt there.
And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.