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
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 mortar.
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 whole earth.
And the LORD came down to see the city and the
tower, which the children of men builded.
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 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 daughters.
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
lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and
lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and
thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
And Peleg lived after he begat
Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
And Reu lived two and thirty years,
and begat Serug:
Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and
lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and
begat sons and daughters.
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 daughters.
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 Chaldees.
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 dwelt there.
And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years:
and Terah died in Haran.