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Genesis 11 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 At this time the whole world spoke one language, and everyone used the same words. 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.
2 As people moved from the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there. 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to each other, "Let's make bricks and bake them to make them hard." So they used bricks instead of stones, and tar instead of 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 to each other, "Let's build a city and a tower for ourselves, whose top will reach high into the sky. We will become famous. Then we will not be scattered over all 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 people had built. 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.
6 The Lord said, "Now, these people are united, all speaking the same language. This is only the beginning of what they will do. They will be able to do anything they want. 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 confuse their language so they will not be able to 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 from there over all 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 The place is called Babeln since that is where the Lord confused the language of the whole world. So the Lord caused them to spread out from there over the whole world. 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 family history of Shem. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, his son Arphaxad was born. 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 that, 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 When Arphaxad was 35 years old, his son Shelah was born. 12 When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.
13 After that, Arphaxad 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 When Shelah was 30 years old, his son Eber was born. 14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.
15 After that, 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 When Eber was 34 years old, his son Peleg was born. 16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.
17 After that, 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 When Peleg was 30 years old, his son Reu was born. 18 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.
19 After that, 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 When Reu was 32 years old, his son Serug was born. 20 When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.
21 After that, 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 When Serug was 30 years old, his son Nahor was born. 22 When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.
23 After that, 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 When Nahor was 29 years old, his son Terah was born. 24 When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.
25 After that, 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 After Terah was 70 years old, his sons Abram, Nahor, and Haran were born. 26 After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.
27 This is the family history of Terah. 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 in Babylonia, where he was born. 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 both married. Abram's wife was named Sarai, and Nahor's wife was named Milcah. She was the daughter of Haran, who was 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 not able to have children. 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 (Abram's wife) and moved out of Ur of Babylonia. They had planned to go to the land of Canaan, but when they reached the city of 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 to be 205 years old, and then he died in Haran. 32 Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Haran.