1 And all the world was of one tongue and one language. 2 And as they came from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and there they dwelled. 3 And they said, one to another, "Come on, let us make brick and burn it with fire." So brick was their stone and slime was their mortar. 4 And they said, "Come on, let us build us a city and a tower, that the top may reach unto heaven. And let us make us a name, for peradventure we shall be scattered abroad over all the earth."
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the children of Adam had built. 6 And the LORD said, "See, the people is one and have one tongue among them all: And this have they begun to do, and will not leave off from all that they have purposed to do. 7 Come on, let us descend and mingle their tongue even there, that one understand not what another sayeth." 8 Thus the LORD scattered them from thence upon all the earth. And they left off to build the city. 9 Wherefore the name of it is called Babel, because that the LORD there confounded the tongue of all the world; and because that the LORD, from thence, scattered them abroad upon all the earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was a hundred years old and begat Arpachshad two years after the flood. 11 And Shem lived, after he had begot Arpachshad, five hundred years and begat sons and daughters. 12 And Arpachshad lived thirty five years and begat Shelah, 13 and lived, after he had begot Shelah, four hundred years and three and begat sons and daughters. 14 And Shelah was thirty years old and begat Eber, 15 and lived, after he had begot Eber, four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. 16 When Eber was thirty four years old, he begat Peleg, 17 and lived, after he had begot Peleg, four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters. 18 And Peleg when he was thirty years old begat Reu, 19 and lived after he had begot Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters. 20 And Reu, when he had lived thirty two years, begat Serug, 21 and lived after he had begot Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters. 22 And when Serug was thirty years old, he begat Nahor, 23 and lived, after he had begot Nahor, two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 24 And Nahor, when he was twenty nine years old, begat Terah, 25 and lived, after he had begot Terah, a hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters. 26 And when Terah was seventy years old, he begat Abram, Nahor and Haran.
27 And these are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran begat Lot. 28 And Haran died before Terah his father, in the land where he was born, at Ur in Chaldea. 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives. Abram's wife was called Sarai. And Nahor's wife, Milcah the daughter of Haran; which was father of Milcah and of Iscah. 30 But Sarai was barren and had no child.
31 Then took Terah: Abram his son, and Lot his son Haran's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law his son Abram's wife. And they went with him from Ur in Chaldea, to go into the land of Canaan. And they came to Haran and dwelled there. 32 And when Terah was two hundred years old and five he died in Haran.