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Genesis 11 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Tower of Babel

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:1 - Now all the earth [fn]used the same language and [fn]the same words.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:2 - And it came about, as they journeyed [fn]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’s make bricks and [fn]fire them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:4 - And they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let’s make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of all the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:5 - Now the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the [fn]men had built.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:6 - And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have [fn]the same language. And this is what they have started to do, and now nothing which they plan to do will be [fn]impossible for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:7 - “Come, [fn]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 all the earth; and they stopped building the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:9 - Therefore it was named [fn]Babel, because there the LORD confused the [fn]language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

Descendants of Shem

(1Ch 1:17–27; Luk 3:34–36 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:10 - These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old when he fathered Arpachshad, two years after the flood;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:11 - and Shem lived five hundred years after he fathered Arpachshad, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:12 - Arpachshad lived thirty-five years, and fathered Shelah;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:13 - and Arpachshad lived 403 years after he fathered Shelah, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:14 - Shelah lived thirty years, and fathered Eber;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:15 - and Shelah lived 403 years after he fathered Eber, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:16 - Eber lived thirty-four years, and fathered Peleg;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:17 - and Eber lived 430 years after he fathered Peleg, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:18 - Peleg lived thirty years, and fathered Reu;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:19 - and Peleg lived 209 years after he fathered Reu, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:20 - Reu lived thirty-two years, and fathered Serug;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:21 - and Reu lived 207 years after he fathered Serug, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:22 - Serug lived thirty years, and fathered Nahor;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:23 - and Serug lived two hundred years after he fathered Nahor, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:24 - Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and fathered Terah;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:25 - and Nahor lived 119 years after he fathered Terah, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:26 - Terah lived seventy years, and fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:27 - Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:28 - Haran died [fn]during the lifetime 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 unable to conceive; she did not have a child.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:31 - Now Terah took his son Abram, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they departed [fn]together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to 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 205 years; and Terah died in Haran.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit was one lip
Or few or one set of words
Or from the east
Lit dwelt
I.e., in a kiln to harden them
Lit sons of mankind
Lit one lip
Lit inaccessible to
I.e., indicating united action, not a request
Lit lip
Lit lip
Or Babylon; cf. Heb balal, confuse
Lit lip
Lit before the face of
Lit and the father of
Lit with them
Lit dwelt
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