Coverdale Bible

Genesis 11

One language in the world.

Genesis 11:1 Morouer all the worlde had one tonge & language. Genesis 11:2 Now as they wente towarde the East, they founde a playne in ye londe of Synear, & there they dwelt,

The building of Babel.

Genesis 11:3 & saide one to another: Come on, let vs make bryck & burne it. And they toke bryck for stone, & slyme for morter, Genesis 11:4 And sayde: Come, let vs buylde a cite & a tower, whose toppe maye reach vnto heaue, yt we maye make vs a name, afore we be scatred abrode in all londes. Genesis 11:5 Then came ye LORDE downe, to se ye cite & tower, yt ye childre of me had buylded.

The confusion of tongues.

Genesis 11:6 And ye LORDE saide: Beholde, the people is one, & haue one maner of language amoge the all, & this haue they begonne to do, & wil not leaue of from all yt they haue purposed to do. Genesis 11:7 Come on, let vs go downe, & cofounde their tonge eue there, yt one vnderstonde not what another saieth. Genesis 11:8 Thus ye LORDE scatred the fro thece in all lodes, so yt they left of to buylde the cite. Genesis 11:9 Therfore is it called Babell, because the LORDE cofounded there the language of all the worlde, and from thece scatred them abrode in to all londes.

The generations of Shem.

Genesis 11:10 These are ye generacions of Sem. Sem was an hundreth yeare olde, and begat Arphachsad two yeare after the floude, Genesis 11:11 and lyued therafter fyue hudreth yeare, and begat sonnes and doughters. Genesis 11:12 Arphachsad was fiue & thirtie yeare olde, and begat Salah, Genesis 11:13 and lyued therafter foure hundreth and thre yeare, and begat sonnes & doughters. Genesis 11:14 Salah was thirtie yeare olde, and begat Eber, Genesis 11:15 & lyued therafter foure hudreth & thre yeare, & begat sonnes and doughters. Genesis 11:16 Eber was foure and thirtie yeare olde, & begat Peleg, Genesis 11:17 and lyued therafter foure hundreth and thirtie yeare, and begat sonnes & doughters. Genesis 11:18 Peleg was thirtie yeare olde, and begat Regu, Genesis 11:19 and lyued therafter two hudreth and nyene yeare, and begat sonnes & doughters. Genesis 11:20 Regu was two and thirtie yeare olde, and begat Serug, Genesis 11:21 and lyued therafter two hundreth and seuen yeare, and begat sonnes and doughters. Genesis 11:22 Serug was thirtie yeare olde, and begat Nahor, Genesis 11:23 and lyued therafter two hundreth yeare, and begat sonnes & doughters. Genesis 11:24 Nahor was nyene and twentye yeare olde, and begat Terah, Genesis 11:25 and lyued herafter an hundreth and nyentene yeare, and begat sonnes and doughters. Genesis 11:26 Terah was seuentie yeare olde, and begat Abram, Nahor and Haran.

The generations of Terah the father of Abram.

Genesis 11:27 These are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran begat Lot, Genesis 11:28 but Hara dyed before Terah his father in ye londe where he was borne, at Vr in Chaldea. Genesis 11:29 Then Abram and Nahor toke them wyues. Abrams wife was called Sarai, & Nahors wyfe Milca the doughter of Haran, which was father of Milca and Iisca. Genesis 11:30 But Sarai was baren, and had no childe.

Terah goeth from Ur to Haran.

Genesis 11:31 Then toke Terah Abra his sonne, & Lot his sonne Harans sonne, & Sarai his doughter in lawe, his sonne Abrams wife, & caried them wt him from Vr in Chaldea, to go in to the lande of Canaan. And they came to Haran, & dwelt there. Genesis 11:32 And Terah was two hundreth & fyue yeare olde, and dyed in Haran.

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