Genesis 11 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And all the earth had one language and one tongue. 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.
2 And it came about that in their wandering from the east, they came to a stretch of flat country in the land of Shinar, and there they made their living-place. 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make bricks, burning them well. And they had bricks for stone, putting them together with sticky earth. 3 They said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.
4 And they said, Come, let us make a town, and a tower whose top will go up as high as heaven; and let us make a great name for ourselves, so that we may not be wanderers over the face of the earth. 4 Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth."
5 And the Lord came down to see the town and the tower which the children of men were building. 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.
6 And the Lord said, See, they are all one people and have all one language; and this is only the start of what they may do: and now it will not be possible to keep them from any purpose of theirs. 6 The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.
7 Come, let us go down and take away the sense of their language, so that they will not be able to make themselves clear to one another. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."
8 So the Lord God sent them away into every part of the earth: and they gave up building their town. 8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.
9 So it was named Babel, because there the Lord took away the sense of all languages and from there the Lord sent them away over all the face of the earth. 9 That is why it was called Babel--because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old when he became the father of Arpachshad, two years after the great flow of waters; 10 This is the account of Shem. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.
11 And after the birth of Arpachshad, Shem went on living for five hundred years, and had sons and daughters: 11 And after he became the father of Arphaxad, Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
12 And Arpachshad was thirty-five years old when he became the father of Shelah: 12 When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.
13 And after the birth of Shelah, Arpachshad went on living for four hundred and three years, and had sons and daughters: 13 And after he became the father of Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
14 And Shelah was thirty years old when he became the father of Eber: 14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.
15 And after the birth of Eber, Shelah went on living for four hundred and three years, and had sons and daughters: 15 And after he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
16 And Eber was thirty-four years old when he became the father of Peleg: 16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.
17 And after the birth of Peleg, Eber went on living for four hundred and thirty years, and had sons and daughters: 17 And after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters.
18 And Peleg was thirty years old when he became the father of Reu: 18 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.
19 And after the birth of Reu, Peleg went on living for two hundred and nine years, and had sons and daughters: 19 And after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters.
20 And Reu was thirty-two years old when he became the father of Serug: 20 When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.
21 And after the birth of Serug, Reu went on living for two hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters: 21 And after he became the father of Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and daughters.
22 And Serug was thirty years old when he became the father of Nahor: 22 When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.
23 And after the birth of Nahor, Serug went on living for two hundred years, and had sons and daughters: 23 And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters.
24 And Nahor was twenty-nine years old when he became the father of Terah: 24 When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.
25 And after the birth of Terah, Nahor went on living for a hundred and nineteen years, and had sons and daughters: 25 And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters.
26 And Terah was seventy years old when he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 26 After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.
27 These are the generations of Terah: Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot. 27 This is the account of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot.
28 And death came to Haran when he was with his father Terah in the land of his birth, Ur of the Chaldees. 28 While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth.
29 And Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and Iscah. 29 Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milcah and Iscah.
30 And Sarai had no child. 30 Now Sarai was barren; she had no children.
31 And Terah took Abram, his son, and Lot, the son of Haran, and Sarai, his daughter-in-law, the wife of his son Abram and they went out from Ur of the Chaldees, to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran, and were there for some time. 31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there.
32 And all the years of Terah's life were two hundred and five: and Terah came to his end in Haran. 32 Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Haran.