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Genesis 11 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Tower of Babel

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Now the whole earth [fn]had the same language and [fn]the same words.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:2 - And it happened as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and [fn]settled there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:3 - Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and they had tar for mortar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:4 - And 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, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:5 - Then Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:6 - And Yahweh said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have [fn]the same language. And this is what they have begun to do. So now nothing which they purpose to do will be [fn]impossible for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:7 - “Come, let Us go down and there confuse their [fn]language, so that they will not understand one another’s [fn]language.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:8 - So Yahweh scattered them from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:9 - Therefore its name was called [fn]Babel, because there Yahweh confused the [fn]language of the whole earth; and from there Yahweh scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

The Generations of Shem

(1Ch 1:17–27; Luk 3:34–36 )
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These are the generations of Shem. Shem was 100 years old and [fn]became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:11 - and Shem lived 500 years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
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And Arpachshad lived 35 years and became the father of Shelah;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:13 - and Arpachshad lived 403 years after he became the father of Shelah, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
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And Shelah lived 30 years and became the father of Eber;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:15 - and Shelah lived 403 years after he became the father of Eber, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
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And Eber lived 34 years and became the father of Peleg;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:17 - and Eber lived 430 years after he became the father of Peleg, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
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And Peleg lived 30 years and became the father of Reu;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:19 - and Peleg lived 209 years after he became the father of Reu, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
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And Reu lived 32 years and became the father of Serug;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:21 - and Reu lived 207 years after he became the father of Serug, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
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And Serug lived 30 years and became the father of Nahor;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:23 - and Serug lived 200 years after he became the father of Nahor, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
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Nahor lived 29 years and became the father of Terah;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:25 - and Nahor lived 119 years after he became the father of Terah, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
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And Terah lived 70 years and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

The Generations of Terah

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:28 - And Haran died [fn]in the presence of Terah his father in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:29 - 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 the father of Iscah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:30 - And Sarai was barren; she had no child.
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And 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 [fn]together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to go to the land of Canaan; and they came as far as Haran and [fn]settled there.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:32 - And the days of Terah were 205 years; and Terah died in Haran.
LSB Footnotes
Lit was one lip
Or one set of words
Lit dwelt
Lit one lip
Lit withheld from
Lit lip
Lit lip
Or Babylon
Lit lip
Lit begot, so in ch
Or during the lifetime of
Lit with them
Lit dwelt
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