The Lord said, "Now, these people are united, all speaking the same language. This is only the beginning of what they will do. They will be able to do anything they want.
Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not be able to understand each other."
So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.
The place is called Babeln since that is where the Lord confused the language of the whole world. So the Lord caused them to spread out from there over the whole world.
This is the family history of Shem. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, his son Arphaxad was born.
After that, Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Arphaxad was 35 years old, his son Shelah was born.
After that, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Shelah was 30 years old, his son Eber was born.
After that, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Eber was 34 years old, his son Peleg was born.