1 1 And the kol HaAretz was of one language and of devarim achadim (common words).
2 And it came to pass, as they migrated from the east, that they found a plain in Eretz Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and bake them thoroughly. And they had brick for even (stone), and bitumen had they for mortar.
4 And they said, Come, let us build us an Ir and a Migdal, whose rosh (top) may reach unto Shomayim; and let us make us a shem, otherwise we shall be scattered abroad upon the face of kol HaAretz.
5 And Hashem came down to see the Ir and the Migdal, which Bnei HaAdam built.
6 And Hashem said, See, the Am is echad and they have all one language; and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be impossible for them, which they have proposed to do.
7 Come, let Us go down, and there confuse their sefat, that they may not understand one another’s language.
8 So Hashem scattered them abroad from there upon the face of kol Ha’Aretz; and they left off building the Ir.
9 Therefore is the shem of it called Babel; because Hashem did there confuse the language of kol Ha’Aretz; and from there did Hashem scatter them abroad upon the face of kol Ha’Aretz.
10 These are the toldot of Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, and fathered Arpachshad two years after the mabbul;
11 And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad five hundred shanah, and fathered banim and banot.
12 And Arpachshad lived five and thirty shanah, and fathered Salah;
13 And Arpachshad lived after he fathered Shelach four hundred and three shanim, and fathered banim and banot.
14 And Shelach lived thirty shanah, and fathered Ever;
15 And Shelach lived after he fathered Ever four hundred and three shanah, and fathered banim and banot.
16 And Ever lived four and thirty shanah, and fathered Peleg;
17 And Ever lived after he fathered Peleg four hundred and thirty shanah, and fathered banim and banot.
18 And Peleg lived thirty shanah, and fathered Reu;
19 And Peleg lived after he fathered Reu two hundred and nine shanim, and fathered banim and banot.
20 And Reu lived two and thirty shanah, and fathered Serug;
21 And Reu lived after he fathered Serug two hundred and seven shanim, and fathered banim and banot.
22 And Serug lived thirty shanah, and fathered Nachor;
23 And Serug lived after he fathered Nachor two hundred shanah, and fathered banim and banot.
24 And Nachor lived nine and twenty shanah, and fathered Terach;
25 And Nachor lived after he fathered Terach a hundred and nineteen shanah, and fathered banim and banot.
26 And Terach lived seventy shanah, and fathered Avram, Nachor, and Haran.
27 Now these are the toldot Terach: Terach fathered Avram, Nachor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.
28 And Haran died before his av Terach in the land of his birth, in Ur Kasdim.
29 And Avram and Nachor took them nashim: the shem eshet Avram was Sarai; and the shem eshet Nachor was Milcah, the bat Haran Avi Milcah, and Avi Yiskah.
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31 And Terach took Avram bno, and ben bno Lot ben Haran, and Sarai his kallah, eshet Avram bno; and they went forth with them from Ur Kasdim, to go into Eretz Kena’an; and they came unto Charan (Haran), and dwelt there.
32 And the days of Terach were two hundred and five shanim; and Terach died in Charan (Haran).