Genesis 11:27
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New International Version
This is the account of Terah's family line. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot.

New Living Translation
This is the account of Terah's family. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.

English Standard Version
Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.

New American Standard Bible
Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran became the father of Lot.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the family records of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran, and Haran fathered Lot.

International Standard Version
Now these are the family records of Terah: Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.

NET Bible
This is the account of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the account of Terah and his descendants. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran was the father of Lot.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

King James 2000 Bible
Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

American King James Version
Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

American Standard Version
Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran begat Lot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And these are the generations of Thare: Thare begot Abram, Nachor, and Aran. And Aran begot Lot.

Darby Bible Translation
And these are the generations of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot.

English Revised Version
Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran: and Haran begat Lot.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
And these are births of Terah: Terah hath begotten Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran hath begotten Lot;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:27-32 Here begins the story of Abram, whose name is famous in both Testaments. Even the children of Eber had become worshippers of false gods. Those who are through grace, heirs of the land of promise, ought to remember what was the land of their birth; what was their corrupt and sinful state by nature. Abram's brethren were, Nahor, out of whose family both Isaac and Jacob had their wives; and Haran, the father of Lot, who died before his father. Children cannot be sure that they shall outlive their parents. Haran died in Ur, before the happy removal of the family out of that idolatrous country. It concerns us to hasten out of our natural state, lest death surprise us in it. We here read of Abram's departure out of Ur of the Chaldees, with his father Terah, his nephew Lot, and the rest of his family, in obedience to the call of God. This chapter leaves them about mid-way between Ur and Canaan, where they dwelt till Terah's death. Many reach to Charran, and yet fall short of Canaan; they are not far from the kingdom of God, and yet never come thither.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - Now (literally, and, intimating the close connection of the present with the preceding section) these are the generations - the commencement of a new subdivision of the history (Keil), and neither the winding-up of the foregoing genealogy ('Speaker's Commentary') nor the heading only of the brief paragraph in vers. 27-32 (Lange; vide Genesis 2:4) - of Terah. Not of Abram; partly because mainly occupied with the career not of Abram's son, in which case "the generations of Abram" would have been appropriate, but of Abram himself, Terah's son; and partly owing to the subsidiary design to indicate Nahor's connection, through Rebekah, with the promised seed (cf. Quarry, p. 415). Terah begat Abram, "Father of Elevation," who is mentioned first not because he happened to be Terah's eldest son (Keil), which he was not (vide Genesis 11:26), or because Moses was indifferent to the order in which the sons of Terah were introduced (Calvin), but because of his spiritual preeminence as the head of the theocratic line (Wordsworth). Nahor, "Panting," not to be confounded with his grandfather of the same name (ver. 25). Haran, "Tarrying," the eldest son of Terah (ver. 26), and, along with Abram and Nahor, reintroduced into the narrative on account of his relationship to Lot and Milcah. That Terah had other sons (Calvin) does not appear probable, And Haran begat Lot. לוט; of uncertain etymology, but may be = לוּט, a concealed, i.e. obscure, low one, or perhaps a dark-colored one (Furst).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now these are the generations of Terah,.... Or the genealogy of his posterity, which is a very short one; for it only gives an account of his three sons as before:

Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran: and of three grand children, Lot, Milcah, and Iscah, the children of Haran; and chiefly for the sake of Abram it is given, and indeed the above genealogy of Shem, which ends with him; and of whom and whose posterity the remaining part of this book of Genesis treats:

and Haran begat Lot: of whom we have some further account in Genesis 13:1.



Genesis 11:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Terah's Descendants
27Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran became the father of Lot. 28Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.…
Cross References
Genesis 11:31
Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there.

Genesis 12:4
So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.

Genesis 13:10
Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)

Genesis 14:12
They also carried off Abram's nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.

Genesis 19:1
The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.

Genesis 19:29
So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.

Joshua 24:2
Joshua said to all the people, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Long ago your ancestors, including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other gods.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Genesis 11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's …

Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken to him; and Lot went with him…

Genesis 13:1-11 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he …

Genesis 14:12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelled in Sodom, and …

Genesis 19:1-29 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate …

2 Peter 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

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