Genesis 11
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The Tower of Babel

(Daniel 1:1-7)

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1Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.1Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.1Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.1And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.1At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary.
2As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.2And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.2It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.2As people migrated from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.
3They said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.3And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.3They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.3And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.3They said to each other, "Come, let us make oven-fired bricks." They used brick for stone and asphalt for mortar.
4Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth."4Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”4They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."4And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.4And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth."
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5But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.5And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built.5The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.5And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.5Then the LORD came down to look over the city and the tower that the men were building.
6The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.6And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.6The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.6And the LORD said, Behold, 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.6The LORD said, "If they have begun to do this as one people all having the same language, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.
7Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."7Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.”7"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.7Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another's speech."
8So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.8So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.8So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.8So from there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth, and they stopped building the city.
9That is why it was called Babel --because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.9Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth.9Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.9Therefore is the name of it called Babel; 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.9Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Genealogy from Shem to Abram

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10This is the account of Shem's family line. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.10These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.10These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old, and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood;10These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:10These are the family records of Shem. Shem lived 100 years and fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.
11And after he became the father of Arphaxad, Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters.11And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad 500 years and had other sons and daughters.11and Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and he had other sons and daughters.11And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.11After he fathered Arpachshad, Shem lived 500 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
12When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.12When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he fathered Shelah.12Arpachshad lived thirty-five years, and became the father of Shelah;12And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:12Arpachshad lived 35 years and fathered Shelah.
13And after he became the father of Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.13And Arpachshad lived after he fathered Shelah 403 years and had other sons and daughters.13and Arpachshad lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Shelah, and he had other sons and daughters.13And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.13After he fathered Shelah, Arpachshad lived 403 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
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14When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.14When Shelah had lived 30 years, he fathered Eber.14Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber;14And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:14Shelah lived 30 years and fathered Eber.
15And after he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.15And Shelah lived after he fathered Eber 403 years and had other sons and daughters.15and Shelah lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Eber, and he had other sons and daughters.15And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.15After he fathered Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
16When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.16When Eber had lived 34 years, he fathered Peleg.16Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg;16And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:16Eber lived 34 years and fathered Peleg.
17And after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters.17And Eber lived after he fathered Peleg 430 years and had other sons and daughters.17and Eber lived four hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and he had other sons and daughters.17And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.17After he fathered Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
18When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.18When Peleg had lived 30 years, he fathered Reu.18Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu;18And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:18Peleg lived 30 years and fathered Reu.
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19And after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters.19And Peleg lived after he fathered Reu 209 years and had other sons and daughters.19and Peleg lived two hundred and nine years after he became the father of Reu, and he had other sons and daughters.19And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.19After he fathered Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
20When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.20When Reu had lived 32 years, he fathered Serug.20Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug;20And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:20Reu lived 32 years and fathered Serug.
21And after he became the father of Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and daughters.21And Reu lived after he fathered Serug 207 years and had other sons and daughters.21and Reu lived two hundred and seven years after he became the father of Serug, and he had other sons and daughters.21And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.21After he fathered Serug, Reu lived 207 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
22When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.22When Serug had lived 30 years, he fathered Nahor.22Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor;22And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:22Serug lived 30 years and fathered Nahor.
23And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters.23And Serug lived after he fathered Nahor 200 years and had other sons and daughters.23and Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and he had other sons and daughters.23And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.23After he fathered Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
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24When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.24When Nahor had lived 29 years, he fathered Terah.24Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah;24And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:24Nahor lived 29 years and fathered Terah.
25And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters.25And Nahor lived after he fathered Terah 119 years and had other sons and daughters.25and Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and he had other sons and daughters.25And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.25After he fathered Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
26After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.26When Terah had lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.26Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.26And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.26Terah lived 70 years and fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

Terah's Descendants

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27This is the account of Terah's family line. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot.27Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.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.27Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.27These are the family records of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran, and Haran fathered Lot.
28While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth.28Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his kindred, in Ur of the Chaldeans.28Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.28And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.28Haran died in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans, during his father Terah's lifetime.
29Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milkah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milkah and Iskah.29And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah.29Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves. 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.29And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.29Abram and Nahor took wives: Abram's wife was named Sarai, and Nahor's wife was named Milcah. She was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milcah and Iscah.
30Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.30Now Sarai was barren; she had no child.30Sarai was barren; she had no child.30But Sarai was barren; she had no child.30Sarai was unable to conceive; she did not have a child.
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31Terah 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.31Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife, and they went forth together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there.31Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went out together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran, and settled there.31And Terah 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 they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.31Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot (Haran's son), and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram's wife, and they set out together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there.
32Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Harran.32The days of Terah were 205 years, and Terah died in Haran.32The days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.32And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.32Terah lived 205 years and died in Haran.



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