Genesis

Genesis 11 ©

1One language in the world. 3The building of Babel interrupted by the confusion of tongues. 10The generations of Shem, 27and of Terah the father of Abram. 31Terah goeth from Ur to Haran, and dieth there.

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AND the whole earth was of one 1language, and of one 2speech.

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And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the 3east, that they found a plain in the land of aShinar; and they dwelt there.

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And 4they said one to another, b*Go to, let us make cbrick, and 5burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, dand *slime had they for morter.

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And they said, *Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach eunto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

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And the LORD fcame down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

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And the LORD said, gBehold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

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*Go to, let hus go down, and there iconfound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

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So the LORD jscattered them abroad from thence kupon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

j v.4,9. De. 32.8.
k ch. 10.25,32.
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Therefore is the name of it called 6Babel; 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.

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lThese are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

l 1Ch. 1.17-27. Lu. 3.34-36. ch. 10.22-25.
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And Shem lived after he mbegat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

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And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, nand begat Salah:

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And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

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And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

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And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

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And oEber lived four and thirty years, and begat 7Peleg:

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And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

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And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

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And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

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And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat 8Serug:

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And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

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And Serug lived thirty years, and begat pNahor:

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And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

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And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat 9Terah:

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And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

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And Terah lived seventy years, and qbegat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

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¶Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

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And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in rUr of the Chaldees.

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And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was sSarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, tMilcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

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But Sarai was ubarren; she had no child.

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And Terah vtook Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; wand they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto xHaran, and dwelt there.

v ch. 15.7.
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And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.