Genesis 11
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The Tower of Babel
(Deuteronomy 32:8; Acts 2:1–13)

1And all the whole earth was of one language and lyke speache. 2And when they went foorth from the east, they founde a playne in the lande of Sinar, and there they abode. 3And one sayd to another: Come, let vs prepare brycke, and burne them in the fire. And they had brycke for stones, and slyme had they in steade of morter. 4And they sayd: Go to, let vs buylde vs a citie and a towre, whose toppe may reache vnto heauen, and let vs make vs a name, lest peraduenture we be scattered abrode into the vpper face of the whole earth. 5But the Lorde came downe to see the citie and towre whiche the chyldren of men buylded. 6And the Lorde sayd: Beholde, the people is one, and they haue all one language, and this they begin to do: neither is there any let to them from all those thinges whiche they haue imagined to do. 7Come on, let vs go downe, and there confounde their language, that euerye one perceaue not his neighbours speache. 8And so the Lorde scattered them from that place into the vpper face of all the earth, and they left of to buylde that citie. 9And therfore is the name of it called Babel, because the Lord dyd there confounde the language of all the earth: and from thence dyd the Lorde scatter them abrode vpon the face of all the earth.

Genealogy from Shem to Abram
(1 Chronicles 1:17–27)

10 These are the generations of Sem: Sem was an hundreth yere old, and begat Arphaxad two yeres after the flood. 11And Sem liued after he begat Arphaxad fiue hundreth yeres, and begat sonnes and daughters.

12Arphaxad liued fiue and thirtie yeres, and begat Selah. 13And Arphaxad liued after he begat Selah, foure hundreth and three yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters.

14Selah liued thirtie yeres, and begat Heber. 15And Selah liued after he begat Heber, foure hundreth and three yeres, and begat sonnes and daughters.

16And Heber liued thirtie and foure yeres, and begat Peleg. 17And Heber liued after he begat Peleg, foure hundreth and thirtie yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters.

18And Peleg liued thirtie yeres, and begat Reu. 19And Peleg lyued after he begat Reu two hundreth and nyne yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters.

20And Reu liued two and thirtie yeres, and begat Serug. 21And Reu lyued after he begat Serug two hundreth and seuen yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters.

22And Serug liued thirtie yere, and begat Nachor. 23And Serug liued after he begat Nachor, two hundreth yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters.

24And Nachor lyued nyne and twentie yeres, and begat Tarah. 25And Nachor liued after he begat Tarah an hundreth and nineteene yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters.

26Tarah liued seuentie yeres, and begat Abram, Nachor, and Haran.

Terah’s Descendants

27These are the generations of Tarah: Tarah begat Abram, Nachor, and Haran: Haron begat Lot. 28And Haran dyed in the presence of his father Tarah, in the lande of his natiuitie, euen in Ur of the Chaldees. 29Abram & Nachor toke them wiues: the name of Abrams wife was Sarai, and the name of Nachors wyfe, was Milcha, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcha, & the father of Iischa. 30But Sarai was baren, and had no chylde.

31And Tarah toke Abram his sonne, and Lot the sonne of Haran his sonnes sonne, and Sarai his daughter in lawe his sonne Abrams wyfe, and they departed together from Ur of the Chaldees, that they myght go into the land of Chanaan: and they came vnto Haran, and dwelt there. 32And the dayes of Tarah, were two hundreth and fiue yeres, and Tarah died in Haran.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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