Genesis 11 NLT

1 At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words.
2 As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babyloniaa and settled there.

References for Genesis 11:2

    •  11:2 - Hebrew Shinar.
      3 They began saying to each other, “Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire.” (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.)
      4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.”
      5 But the came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building.
      6 “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!
      7 Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”
      8 In that way, the scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city.
      9 That is why the city was called Babel,b because that is where the confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.

      References for Genesis 11:9

        • ‘ 11:9 - Or Babylon. Babel sounds like a Hebrew term that means “confusion.”
          10 This is the account of Shem’s family. Two years after the great flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father ofc Arphaxad.

          References for Genesis 11:10

            • ’ 11:10 - Or the ancestor of; also in 11:12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 .
              11 After the birth ofd Arphaxad, Shem lived another 500 years and had other sons and daughters.

              References for Genesis 11:11

                • “ 11:11 - Or the birth of this ancestor of; also in 11:13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 .
                  12 When Arphaxad was 35 years old, he became the father of Shelah.
                  13 After the birth of Shelah, Arphaxad lived another 403 years and had other sons and daughters.e

                  References for Genesis 11:13

                    • ” 11:13 - Greek version reads When Arphaxad was 135 years old, he became the father of Cainan. After the birth of Cainan, Arphaxad lived another 430 years and had other sons and daughters, and then he died. When Cainan was 130 years old, he became the father of Shelah. After the birth of Shelah, Cainan lived another 330 years and had other sons and daughters, and then he died. Compare Luke 3:35-36 .
                      14 When Shelah was 30 years old, he became the father of Eber.
                      15 After the birth of Eber, Shelah lived another 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
                      16 When Eber was 34 years old, he became the father of Peleg.
                      17 After the birth of Peleg, Eber lived another 430 years and had other sons and daughters.
                      18 When Peleg was 30 years old, he became the father of Reu.
                      19 After the birth of Reu, Peleg lived another 209 years and had other sons and daughters.
                      20 When Reu was 32 years old, he became the father of Serug.
                      21 After the birth of Serug, Reu lived another 207 years and had other sons and daughters.
                      22 When Serug was 30 years old, he became the father of Nahor.
                      23 After the birth of Nahor, Serug lived another 200 years and had other sons and daughters.
                      24 When Nahor was 29 years old, he became the father of Terah.
                      25 After the birth of Terah, Nahor lived another 119 years and had other sons and daughters.
                      26 After Terah was 70 years old, he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
                      27 This is the account of Terah’s family. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.
                      28 But Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, the land of his birth, while his father, Terah, was still living.
                      29 Meanwhile, Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah. (Milcah and her sister Iscah were daughters of Nahor’s brother Haran.)
                      30 But Sarai was unable to become pregnant and had no children.
                      31 One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there.
                      32 Terah lived for 205 yearsf and died while still in Haran.

                      References for Genesis 11:32

                        • • 11:32 - Some ancient versions read 145 years; compare 11:26 and 12:4 .