11:1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
11:3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had slime for mortar.
11:4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top [may reach] to heaven, and let us make us a name; or else we will be scattered abroad on the face of the whole earth.
11:5 And Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of man built.
11:6 And Yahweh said, Look, they are one people, and they all have one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withheld from them, which they purpose to do.
11:7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
11:8 So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.
11:9 Therefore the name of it was called Babel; because there Yahweh confounded the language of all the earth: and from there Yahweh scattered them abroad on the face of all the earth.
11:10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arpachshad two years after the flood.
11:11 And Shem lived after he begot Arpachshad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
11:12 And Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and begot Shelah.
11:13 And Arpachshad lived after he begot Shelah four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.
11:14 And Shelah lived thirty years, and begot Eber:
11:15 and Shelah lived after he begot Eber four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.
11:16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begot Peleg:
11:17 and Eber lived after he begot Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.
11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu:
11:19 and Peleg lived after he begot Reu two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.
11:20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begot Serug:
11:21 and Reu lived after he begot Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.
11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor:
11:23 and Serug lived after he begot Nahor two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
11:24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Terah:
11:25 and Nahor lived after he begot Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters.
11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
11:27 Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran begot Lot.
11:28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
11:29 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.
11:30 And Sarai was barren; She had no child.
11:31 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 he had them go out from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran, and dwelt there.
11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
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