Young's Literal Translation

Genesis 11

One language in the world.

Genesis 11:1 And the whole earth is of one pronunciation, and of the same words, Genesis 11:2 and it cometh to pass, in their journeying from the east, that they find a valley in the land of Shinar, and dwell there;

The building of Babel.

Genesis 11:3 and they say each one to his neighbour, 'Give help, let us make bricks, and burn [them] thoroughly:' and the brick is to them for stone, and the bitumen hath been to them for mortar. Genesis 11:4 And they say, 'Give help, let us build for ourselves a city and tower, and its head in the heavens, and make for ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of all the earth.' Genesis 11:5 And Jehovah cometh down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men have builded;

The confusion of tongues.

Genesis 11:6 and Jehovah saith, 'Lo, the people [is] one, and one pronunciation [is] to them all, and this it hath dreamed of doing; and now, nothing is restrained from them of that which they have purposed to do. Genesis 11:7 Give help, let us go down, and mingle there their pronunciation, so that a man doth not understand the pronunciation of his companion.' Genesis 11:8 And Jehovah doth scatter them from thence over the face of all the earth, and they cease to build the city; Genesis 11:9 therefore hath [one] called its name Babel, for there hath Jehovah mingled the pronunciation of all the earth, and from thence hath Jehovah scattered them over the face of all the earth.

The generations of Shem.

Genesis 11:10 These [are] births of Shem: Shem [is] a son of an hundred years, and begetteth Arphaxad two years after the deluge. Genesis 11:11 And Shem liveth after his begetting Arphaxad five hundred years, and begetteth sons and daughters. Genesis 11:12 And Arphaxad hath lived five and thirty years, and begetteth Salah. Genesis 11:13 And Arphaxad liveth after his begetting Salah four hundred and three years, and begetteth sons and daughters. Genesis 11:14 And Salah hath lived thirty years, and begetteth Eber. Genesis 11:15 And Salah liveth after his begetting Eber four hundred and three years, and begetteth sons and daughters. Genesis 11:16 And Eber liveth four and thirty years, and begetteth Peleg. Genesis 11:17 And Eber liveth after his begetting Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begetteth sons and daughters. Genesis 11:18 And Peleg liveth thirty years, and begetteth Reu. Genesis 11:19 And Peleg liveth after his begetting Reu two hundred and nine years, and begetteth sons and daughters. Genesis 11:20 And Reu liveth two and thirty years, and begetteth Serug. Genesis 11:21 And Reu liveth after his begetting Serug two hundred and seven years, and begetteth sons and daughters. Genesis 11:22 And Serug liveth thirty years, and begetteth Nahor. Genesis 11:23 And Serug liveth after his begetting Nahor two hundred years, and begetteth sons and daughters. Genesis 11:24 And Nahor liveth nine and twenty years, and begetteth Terah. Genesis 11:25 And Nahor liveth after his begetting Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begetteth sons and daughters. Genesis 11:26 And Terah liveth seventy years, and begetteth Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

The generations of Terah the father of Abram.

Genesis 11:27 And these [are] births of Terah: Terah hath begotten Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran hath begotten Lot; Genesis 11:28 and Haran dieth in the presence of Terah his father, in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees. Genesis 11:29 And Abram and Nahor take to themselves wives; the name of Abram's wife [is] Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife [is] Milcah, daughter of Haran, father of Milcah, and father of Iscah. Genesis 11:30 And Sarai is barren—she hath no child.

Terah goeth from Ur to Haran.

Genesis 11:31 And Terah taketh Abram his son, and Lot, son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, wife of Abram his son, and they go out with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go towards the land of Canaan; and they come unto Charan, and dwell there. Genesis 11:32 And the days of Terah are two hundred and five years, and Terah dieth in Charan.

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