Genesis 11 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary. 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.
2 As people migrated from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there. 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to each other, "Come, let us make oven-fired bricks." They had brick for stone and asphalt for mortar. 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 build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole 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 Then the Lord came down to look over the city and the tower that the men were building. 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.
6 The Lord said, "If, as one people all having the same language, they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 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 there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another's speech." 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."
8 So the Lord scattered them from there over the face of the whole earth, and they stopped building the city. 8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.
9 Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole 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 family records of Shem. Shem lived 100 years and fathered Arpachshad two years after the deluge. 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 After he fathered Arpachshad, Shem lived 500 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters. 11 And after he became the father of Arphaxad, Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
12 Arpachshad lived 35 years and fathered Shelah. 12 When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.
13 After he fathered Shelah, Arpachshad lived 403 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters. 13 And after he became the father of Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
14 Shelah lived 30 years and fathered Eber. 14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.
15 After he fathered Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters. 15 And after he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
16 Eber lived 34 years and fathered Peleg. 16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.
17 After he fathered Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters. 17 And after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters.
18 Peleg lived 30 years and fathered Reu. 18 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.
19 After he fathered Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters. 19 And after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters.
20 Reu lived 32 years and fathered Serug. 20 When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.
21 After he fathered Serug, Reu lived 207 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters. 21 And after he became the father of Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and daughters.
22 Serug lived 30 years and fathered Nahor. 22 When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.
23 After he fathered Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters. 23 And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters.
24 Nahor lived 29 years and fathered Terah. 24 When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.
25 After he fathered Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters. 25 And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters.
26 Terah lived 70 years and fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 26 After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.
27 These are the family records of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran, and Haran fathered 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 Haran died in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans, during his father Terah's lifetime. 28 While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth.
29 Abram and Nahor took wives: Abram's wife was named Sarai, and Nahor's wife was named Milcah. She was the daughter of Haran, the father of both 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 Sarai was barren; she had no child. 30 Now Sarai was barren; she had no children.
31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot (Haran's son), and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram's wife, and they set out together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there. 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 Terah lived 205 years and died in Haran. 32 Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Haran.