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Genesis 11 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The whole world had one language with a common vocabulary. 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.
2 As people moved toward the east, they found a plain in Shinar [Babylonia] and settled there. 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to one another, "Let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used bricks as stones and tar as 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 Then they said, "Let's build a city for ourselves and a tower with its top in the sky. Let's make a name for ourselves so that we won't become scattered all 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 The LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the descendants of Adam were building. 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.
6 The LORD said, "They are one people with one language. This is only the beginning of what they will do! Now nothing they plan to do will be too difficult 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 Let us go down there and mix up their language so that they won't understand each other." 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."
8 So the LORD scattered them all over the face of the 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 This is why it was named Babel, because there the LORD turned the language of the whole earth into babble. From that place the LORD scattered them all over 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 This is the account of Shem and his descendants. Two years after the flood when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arpachshad. 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 became the father of Arpachshad, Shem lived 500 years and had 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 was 35 years old when he became the father of Shelah. 12 When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.
13 After he became the father of Shelah, Arpachshad lived 403 years and had 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 was 30 years old when he became the father of Eber. 14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.
15 After he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had 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 was 34 years old when he became the father of Peleg. 16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.
17 After he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had 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 was 30 years old when he became the father of Reu. 18 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.
19 After he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had 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 was 32 years old when he became the father of Serug. 20 When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.
21 After he became the father of Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had 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 was 30 years old when he became the father of Nahor. 22 When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.
23 After he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had 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 was 29 years old when he became the father of Terah. 24 When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.
25 After he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had 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 was 70 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 This is the account of Terah and his descendants. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 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 While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, his native land. 28 While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth.
29 Both Abram and Nahor married. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, daughter of Haran. (Haran was 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 Sarai was not able to have children. 30 Now Sarai was barren; she had no children.
31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot (son of Haran), and his daughter-in-law Sarai, wife of his son Abram. They set out together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. When they came as far as Haran, they stayed 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.