And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in
the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.
And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
And 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
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men
And 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.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not
understand one another’s speech.
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and
they left off to build the city.
Therefore 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.
These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat
Arphaxad two years after the flood:
And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and
And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat
sons and daughters.
And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons
And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons
And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and
And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:
And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and
And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and
And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:
And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons
And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and
Haran begat Lot.
And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the
And 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.
But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
And 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
And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in