Thematic Bible




Genesis 11:1 (show verse)

The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Genesis 11:2 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:3 (show verse)

They said one to another, "Come, let's make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

Genesis 11:4 (show verse)

They said, "Come, let's build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let's make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth."

Genesis 11:5 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:6 (show verse)

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.

Genesis 11:7 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:8 (show verse)

So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city.

Genesis 11:9 (show verse)

Therefore its name was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of all the earth. From there, Yahweh scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth.

Genesis 11:10 (show verse)

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.

Genesis 11:11 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:12 (show verse)

Arpachshad lived thirty-five years and became the father of Shelah.

Genesis 11:13 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:14 (show verse)

Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber:

Genesis 11:15 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:16 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:17 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:18 (show verse)

Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu.

Genesis 11:19 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:20 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:21 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:22 (show verse)

Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor.

Genesis 11:23 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:24 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:25 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:26 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:27 (show verse)

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.

Genesis 11:28 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:29 (show verse)

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

Genesis 11:30 (show verse)

Sarai was barren. She had no child.

Genesis 11:31 (show verse)

Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife. They went forth from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. They came to Haran and lived there.

Genesis 11:32 (show verse)

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