51The LORDcamedown to see the city and the towerwhich the sons of men had built.
The LORDsaid, "Behold, they are onepeople, and they all have a2the samelanguage. And this is what they began to do, and nownothingwhich they purpose to do will be bimpossible for them.
7"Come, 3let Us godown and there4confuse their clanguage, so that they will not understandoneanother'sdspeech."
So the LORD5scattered them abroad from thereover the face of the wholeearth; and they stoppedbuilding the city.
9Therefore its name was callede6Babel, becausethere the LORDconfused the flanguage of the wholeearth; and from there the LORDscattered them abroad over the face of the wholeearth.
107These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundredyearsold, and gbecame 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.