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11:1
The whole world spoke the same language, with the same vocabulary.

11:2
Now, as people moved eastwards they found a valley in the land of Shinar where they settled.

11:3
They said to one another, 'Come, let us make bricks and bake them in the fire.' For stone they used bricks, and for mortar they used bitumen.

11:4
'Come,' they said, 'let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top reaching heaven. Let us make a name for ourselves, so that we do not get scattered all over the world.'

11:5
Now Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower that the people had built.

11:6
'So they are all a single people with a single language!' said Yahweh. 'This is only the start of their undertakings! Now nothing they plan to do will be beyond them.

11:7
Come, let us go down and confuse their language there, so that they cannot understand one another.'

11:8
Yahweh scattered them thence all over the world, and they stopped building the city.

11:9
That is why it was called Babel, since there Yahweh confused the language of the whole world, and from there Yahweh scattered them all over the world.

11:10
These are Shem's descendants: When Shem was a hundred years old he fathered Arpachshad, two years after the flood.

11:11
After the birth of Arpachshad, Shem lived five hundred years and fathered sons and daughters.

11:12
When Arpachshad was thirty-five years old he fathered Shelah.

11:13
After the birth of Shelah, Arpachshad lived four hundred and three years and fathered sons and daughters.

11:14
When Shelah was thirty years old he fathered Eber.

11:15
After the birth of Eber, Shelah lived four hundred and three years and fathered sons and daughters.

11:16
When Eber was thirty-four years old he fathered Peleg.

11:17
After the birth of Peleg, Eber lived four hundred and thirty years and fathered sons and daughters.

11:18
When Peleg was thirty years old he fathered Reu.

11:19
After the birth of Reu, Peleg lived two hundred and nine years and fathered sons and daughters.

11:20
When Reu was thirty-two years old he fathered Serug.

11:21
After the birth of Serug, Reu lived two hundred and seven years and fathered sons and daughters.

11:22
When Serug was thirty years old he fathered Nahor.

11:23
After the birth of Nahor, Serug lived two hundred years and fathered sons and daughters.

11:24
When Nahor was twenty-nine years old he fathered Terah.

11:25
After the birth of Terah, Nahor lived a hundred and nineteen years and fathered sons and daughters.

11:26
When Terah was seventy years old he fathered Abram, Nahor and Haran.

11:27
These are Terah's descendants: Terah fathered Abram, Nahor and Haran. Haran fathered Lot.

11:28
Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in his native land, Ur of the Chaldaeans.

11:29
Abram and Nahor both married: Abram's wife was called Sarai, Nahor's wife was called Milcah daughter of Haran, father of Milcah and Iscah.

11:30
Sarai was barren, having no child.

11:31
Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law the wife of Abram, and made them leave Ur of the Chaldaeans to go to the land of Canaan. But on arrival in Haran they settled there.

11:32
Terah's life lasted two hundred and five years; then he died at Haran.


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