Now the wholeearthaused the samelanguage and bthe samewords.
It came about as they journeyedeast, that they found a plain in the land1of Shinar and csettledthere.
They said to oneanother, "Come, let us makebricks and burn them thoroughly." And they usedbrick for stone, and they used2tar for mortar.
They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top3will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves 4a name, otherwise we 5will be scattered abroad over the face of the wholeearth."
56The LORDcamedown to see the city and the towerwhich the sons of men had built.
The LORDsaid, "Behold, they are onepeople, and they all have d7the samelanguage. And this is what they began to do, and nownothingwhich they purpose to do will be eimpossible for them.
7"Come, 8let Us godown and there9confuse their flanguage, so that they will not understandoneanother'sgspeech."
So the LORD10scattered them abroad from thereover the face of the wholeearth; and they stoppedbuilding the city.
9Therefore its name was calledh11Babel, becausethere the LORDconfused the ilanguage of the wholeearth; and from there the LORDscattered them abroad over the face of the wholeearth.
1012These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundredyearsold, and jbecame the father of Arpachshad two yearsafter the flood;
and Shemlivedfivehundredyearsafter he became the father of Arpachshad, and he had other sons and daughters.
12Arpachshadlivedthirty-fiveyears, and became the father of Shelah;
and Arpachshadlivedfourhundred and threeyearsafter he became the father of Shelah, and he had other sons and daughters.
14Shelahlivedthirtyyears, and became the father of Eber;
and Shelahlivedfourhundred and threeyearsafter he became the father of Eber, and he had other sons and daughters.
16Eberlivedthirty-fouryears, and became the father of Peleg;
and Eberlivedfourhundred and thirtyyearsafter he became the father of Peleg, and he had other sons and daughters.
18Peleglivedthirtyyears, and became the father of Reu;
and Peleglived two hundred and nineyearsafter he became the father of Reu, and he had other sons and daughters.
20Reulivedthirty-twoyears, and became the father of Serug;
and Reulived two hundred and sevenyearsafter he became the father of Serug, and he had other sons and daughters.
22Seruglivedthirtyyears, and became the father of Nahor;
and Seruglived two hundredyearsafter he became the father of Nahor, and he had other sons and daughters.
24Nahorlivedtwenty-nineyears, and became the father of 13Terah;
and Nahorlived one hundred and nineteenyearsafter he became the father of Terah, and he had other sons and daughters.
26Terahlivedseventyyears, and became14the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.
Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Terahbecame the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran; and 15Haranbecame the father of 16Lot.
28Harandiedkin the presence of his fatherTerah in the land of his birth, in 17Ur of the Chaldeans.
29Abram and 18Nahortookwives for themselves. The name of Abram'swife was 19Sarai; and the name of Nahor'swife was 20Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcahland Iscah.
3021Sarai was barren; she hadnochild.
31TerahtookAbram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his sonAbram'swife; and they went out mtogether from 22Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran, and nsettledthere.
The days of Terah were two hundred and fiveyears; and Terahdied in Haran.