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 brick, and burn them thoroughly.' And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
11:4 And they said: 'Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, with its top in heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.'
11:5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
11:6 And the Lord said: 'Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do; and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do. 7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.'
11:8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city.
11:9 Therefore was 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.
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. 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 in the presence of 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 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.
11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.