And the whole earth was of onelanguage,a and of onespeech.2
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 saidbone to another, Go to , let us makebrick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slimehad they for morter.4
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.5
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of menbuilded .
And the LORDsaid , Behold, the people is one, and they have all onelanguage; and this they begin to do : and now nothingwill 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 understandoneanother'sspeech.8
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.9
Therefore is the name of itcalledBabel;c 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.10
These are the generations of Shem:Shem was an hundredyearsold, and begatArphaxad two yearsafter the flood:11
And Shemlivedafter he begatArphaxadfivehundredyears, and begatsons and daughters.12
And Arphaxadlivedfive and thirtyyears, and begatSalah:13
And Arphaxadlivedafter he begatSalahfourhundredandthreeyears, and begatsons and daughters.14
And Salahlivedthirtyyears, and begatEber:15
And Salahlivedafter he begatEberfourhundredandthreeyears, and begatsons and daughters.16
And Eberlivedfour and thirtyyears, and begatPeleg:d17
And Eberlivedafter he begatPelegfourhundredandthirtyyears, and begatsons and daughters.18
And Peleglivedthirtyyears, and begatReu:19
And Peleglivedafter he begatReu two hundredandnineyears, and begatsons and daughters.20
And Reulivedtwo and thirtyyears, and begatSerug:e21
And Reulivedafter he begatSerug two hundredandsevenyears, and begatsons and daughters.22
And Seruglivedthirtyyears, and begatNahor:23
And Seruglivedafter he begatNahor two hundredyears, and begatsons and daughters.24
And Nahorlivednine and twentyyears, and begatTerah:f25
And Nahorlivedafter he begatTerah an hundredandnineteenyears, and begatsons and daughters.26
And Terahlivedseventyyears, and begatAbram,Nahor, and Haran.27
Now these are the generations of Terah:TerahbegatAbram,Nahor, and Haran; and HaranbegatLot.28
And Harandiedbefore his fatherTerah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.29
And Abram and Nahortook them wives: the name of Abram'swife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor'swife,Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.30
But Sarai was barren; she had no child.31
And TerahtookAbram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son'sson, and Sarai his daughter in law, his sonAbram'swife; 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 hundredandfiveyears: and Terahdied in Haran.