Parallel Bible results for Genesis 11

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Genesis 11

GNT 1 At first, the people of the whole world had only one language and used the same words. NIV 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. GNT 2 As they wandered about in the East, they came to a plain in Babylonia and settled there. NIV 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. GNT 3 They said to one another, "Come on! Let's make bricks and bake them hard." So they had bricks to build with and tar to hold them together. NIV 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. GNT 4 They said, "Now let's build a city with a tower that reaches the sky, so that we can make a name for ourselves and not be scattered all over the earth." NIV 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." GNT 5 Then the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which they had built, NIV 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. GNT 6 and he said, "Now then, these are all one people and they speak one language; this is just the beginning of what they are going to do. Soon they will be able to do anything they want! NIV 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. GNT 7 Let us go down and mix up their language so that they will not understand each other." NIV 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other." GNT 8 So the Lord scattered them all over the earth, and they stopped building the city. NIV 8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. GNT 9 The city was called Babylon, because there the Lord mixed up the language of all the people, and from there he scattered them all over the earth. NIV 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. GNT 10 These are the descendants of Shem. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he had a son, Arpachshad. NIV 10 This is the account of Shem. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad. GNT 11 After that, he lived another 500 years and had other children. NIV 11 And after he became the father of Arphaxad, Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters. GNT 12 When Arpachshad was 35 years old, he had a son, Shelah; NIV 12 When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah. GNT 13 after that, he lived another 403 years and had other children. NIV 13 And after he became the father of Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters. GNT 14 When Shelah was 30 years old, he had a son, Eber; NIV 14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber. GNT 15 after that, he lived another 403 years and had other children. NIV 15 And after he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters. GNT 16 When Eber was 34 years old, he had a son, Peleg; NIV 16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg. GNT 17 after that, he lived another 430 years and had other children. NIV 17 And after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters. GNT 18 When Peleg was 30 years old, he had a son, Reu; NIV 18 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu. GNT 19 after that, he lived another 209 years and had other children. NIV 19 And after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters. GNT 20 When Reu was 32 years old, he had a son, Serug; NIV 20 When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug. GNT 21 after that, he lived another 207 years and had other children. NIV 21 And after he became the father of Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and daughters. GNT 22 When Serug was 30 years old, he had a son, Nahor; NIV 22 When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor. GNT 23 after that, he lived another 200 years and had other children. NIV 23 And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters. GNT 24 When Nahor was 29 years old, he had a son, Terah; NIV 24 When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah. GNT 25 after that, he lived another 119 years and had other children. NIV 25 And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters. GNT 26 After Terah was 70 years old, he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. NIV 26 After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. GNT 27 These are the descendants of Terah, who was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran was the father of Lot, NIV 27 This is the account of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. GNT 28 and Haran died in his hometown of Ur in Babylonia, while his father was still living. NIV 28 While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. GNT 29 Abram married Sarai, and Nahor married Milcah, the daughter of Haran, who was also the father of Iscah. NIV 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. GNT 30 Sarai was not able to have children. NIV 30 Now Sarai was barren; she had no children. GNT 31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot, who was the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, Abram's wife, and with them he left the city of Ur in Babylonia to go to the land of Canaan. They went as far as Haran and settled there. NIV 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. GNT 32 Terah died there at the age of 205. NIV 32 Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Haran.