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Genesis 11 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:1 - Now the whole earth [fn]used the same language and [fn]the same words.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:2 - It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and [fn]settled there.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:3 - They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:4 - 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, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:5 - The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:6 - The LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have [fn]the same language. And this is what they began to do, and 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]speech.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:8 - So the LORD scattered them abroad 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 the LORD confused the [fn]language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:10 - These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old, and [fn]became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:11 - and Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and he had other sons and daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:12 - Arpachshad lived thirty-five years, and became the father of Shelah;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:13 - and Arpachshad lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Shelah, and he had other sons and daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:14 - Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:15 - and Shelah lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Eber, and he had other sons and daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:16 - Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:17 - and Eber lived four hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and he had other sons and daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:18 - Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:19 - and Peleg lived two hundred and nine years after he became the father of Reu, and he had other sons and daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:20 - Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:21 - and Reu lived two hundred and seven years after he became the father of Serug, and he had other sons and daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:22 - Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:23 - and Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and he had other sons and daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:24 - Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:25 - and Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and he had other sons and daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:26 - Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:27 - Now these are the records of 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 - Haran died [fn]in the presence of his father Terah 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 [fn]and Iscah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:30 - Sarai was barren; she had no child.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:31 - 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 enter the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran, and [fn]settled there.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:32 - The days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: was one lip
Or, few or one set of words
Literally: dwelt
Literally: one lip
Literally: withheld from
Literally: lip
Or, Babylon; cf Heb balal, confuse
Literally: lip
Literally: begot, and so throughout the chapter
Or, during the lifetime of
Literally: and the father of
Literally: with them
Literally: dwelt

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