Genesis 11



The Tower Of Babylon

1 Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

1 At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary.

1 There was a time when the entire earth spoke a common language with an identical vocabulary.

1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one accent and mode of expression.

2 It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

2 As people migrated from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.

2 As people migrated westward, they came across a plain in the region of Shinar and settled there.

2 And as they journeyed eastward, they found a plain (valley) in the land of Shinar, and they settled and dwelt there.

3 They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

3 They said to each other, "Come, let us make oven-fired bricks." They had brick for stone and asphalt for mortar.

3 They told each other, "Come on! Let's burn bricks thoroughly." They used bricks for stone and tar for mortar.

3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly. So they had brick for stone, and slime (bitumen) for mortar.

4 They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

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 on! Let's build ourselves a city and a tower, with its summit in the heavens, and let's make a name for ourselves so we won't be scattered over the surface of the whole earth."

4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top reaches into the sky, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth.

5 The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

5 Then the Lord came down to look over the city and the tower that the men were building.

5 However, the LORD descended to look over the city and the tower that the humans were building.

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.

6 The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.

6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

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, "Look! They are one people with the same language for all of them, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing that they have a mind to do will be impossible for them!

6 And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them.

7 "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

7 Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another's speech."

7 Come on! Let's go down there and confuse their language, so that they won't understand each other's speech."

7 Come, let Us go down and there confound (mix up, confuse) their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

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 abroad from there over the surface of the whole earth, so that they had to stop building the city.

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from that place upon the face of the whole earth, and they gave up building the city.

9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

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 Therefore it was called Babylon, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them over the surface of the entire earth.

9 Therefore the name of it was called Babel -- "because there the Lord confounded the language of all the earth; and from that place the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

The Descendants Of Shem

10 These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old, and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood;

10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

10 These are the family records of Shem. Shem lived 100 years and fathered Arpachshad two years after the deluge.

10 These are the family records of Shem. When Shem had lived 100 years, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.

10 This is the history of the generations of Shem. Shem was 100 years old when he became the father of Arpachshad, two years after the flood.

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

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

11 After he fathered Arpachshad, Shem lived 500 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters.

11 Shem lived 500 years after he fathered Arpachshad and had other sons and daughters.

11 And Shem lived after Arpachshad was born 500 years and had other sons and daughters.

12 Arpachshad lived thirty-five years, and became the father of Shelah;

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:

12 Arpachshad lived 35 years and fathered Shelah.

12 When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he fathered Cainan.

12 When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.

13 and Arpachshad lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Shelah, and he had other sons and daughters.

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

13 After he fathered Shelah, Arpachshad lived 403 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters.

13 After he fathered Cainan, Arpachshad lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters, and then died. Cainan lived 130 years and fathered Shelah. After he fathered Shelah, Cainan lived 330 years and had other sons and daughters, and then died.

13 Arpachshad lived after Shelah was born 403 years and had other sons and daughters.

14 Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber;

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

14 Shelah lived 30 years and fathered Eber.

14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he fathered Eber.

14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.

15 and Shelah lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Eber, and he had other sons and daughters.

15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

15 After he fathered Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters.

15 After he fathered Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.

15 Shelah lived after Eber was born 403 years and had other sons and daughters.

16 Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg;

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:

16 Eber lived 34 years and fathered Peleg.

16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he fathered Peleg.

16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.

17 and Eber lived four hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and he had other sons and daughters.

17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

17 After he fathered Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters.

17 After he fathered Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters.

17 And Eber lived after Peleg was born 430 years and had other sons and daughters.

18 Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu;

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

18 Peleg lived 30 years and fathered Reu.

18 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he fathered Reu.

18 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.

19 and Peleg lived two hundred and nine years after he became the father of Reu, and he had other sons and daughters.

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

19 After he fathered Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters.

19 After he fathered Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters.

19 And Peleg lived after Reu was born 209 years and had other sons and daughters.

20 Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug;

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:

20 Reu lived 32 years and fathered Serug.

20 When Reu had lived 32 years, he fathered Serug.

20 When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.

21 and Reu lived two hundred and seven years after he became the father of Serug, and he had other sons and daughters.

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

21 After he fathered Serug, Reu lived 207 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters.

21 After he fathered Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and daughters.

21 And Reu lived after Serug was born 207 years and had other sons and daughters.

22 Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor;

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

22 Serug lived 30 years and fathered Nahor.

22 When Serug had lived 30 years, he fathered Nahor.

22 When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.

23 and Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and he had other sons and daughters.

23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

23 After he fathered Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters.

23 After he fathered Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters.

23 And Serug lived after Nahor was born 200 years and had other sons and daughters.

24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah;

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:

24 Nahor lived 29 years and fathered Terah.

24 When Nahor had lived 29 years, he fathered Terah.

24 When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.

25 and Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and he had other sons and daughters.

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

25 After he fathered Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and fathered [other] sons and daughters.

25 After he fathered Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters.

25 And Nahor lived after Terah was born 119 years and had other sons and daughters.

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

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

26 Terah lived 70 years and fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

26 When Terah had lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

26 After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of [at different times], Abram and Nahor and Haran, [his firstborn].

The Descendants Of Terah

27 Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran became the father of Lot.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

27 These are the family records of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran, and Haran fathered Lot.

27 Now these are the family records of Terah: Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.

27 Now this is the history of the descendants of Terah. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.

28 Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

28 Haran died in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans, during his father Terah's lifetime.

28 Haran died during his father's lifetime in the land of his birth, that is, in Ur of the Chaldeans.

28 Haran died before his father Terah [died] in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees.

29 Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves The name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and Iscah.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

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 took wives for themselves. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah. She was the daughter of Haran, who was the father of Milcah and Iscah.

29 And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah.

30 Sarai was barren; she had no child.

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

30 Sarai was barren; she had no child.

30 Sarai was barren, so she had not borne children.

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

31 Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went out together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran, and settled there.

31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

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 (Haran's son), and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram's wife, and they journeyed together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan. But when they had gone as far as Haran, they settled there,

31 And Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife, and they went forth together to go from Ur of the Chaldees into the land of Canaan; but when they came to Haran, they settled there.

32 The days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

32 Terah lived 205 years and died in Haran.

32 where Terah died at the age of 205 years.

32 And Terah lived 205 years; and Terah died in Haran.



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