Gen.11:1 The whole region became of one language and of one speech.

Gen.11:2 It happened, as they traveled east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived there.

Gen.11:3 They said one to another, “come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

Gen.11:4 They said, “come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, unless we be widely scattered over the face of the whole land.”

Gen.11:5 Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.

Gen.11:6 Yahweh said, “behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.

Gen.11:7 Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”

Gen.11:8 So Yahweh widely scattered them from there over the face of all the land. They stopped building the city.

Gen.11:9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of all the region. From there, Yahweh widely scattered them over the face of all the land.

Gen.11:10 This is the history of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood.

Gen.11:11 Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Gen.11:12 Arpachshad lived thirty-five years and became the father of Shelah.

Gen.11:13 Arpachshad lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Shelah, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Gen.11:14 Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber:

Gen.11:15 and Shelah lived four hundred three years after he became the father of Eber, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Gen.11:16 Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg.

Gen.11:17 Eber lived four hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Gen.11:18 Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu.

Gen.11:19 Peleg lived two hundred and nine years after he became the father of Reu, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Gen.11:20 Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug.

Gen.11:21 Reu lived two hundred seven years after he became the father of Serug, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Gen.11:22 Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor.

Gen.11:23 Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Gen.11:24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah.

Gen.11:25 Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Gen.11:26 Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

Gen.11:27 Now this is the history of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran became the father of Lot.

Gen.11:28 Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees.

Gen.11:29 Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarah, and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran who was also the father of Iscah.

Gen.11:30 Sarah was barren. She had no child.

Gen.11:31 Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son’s son, and Sarah his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife. They went from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. They came to Haran and lived there.

Gen.11:32 The days of Terah were two hundred and five years. Terah died in Haran.