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11:1 And the whole earth is of one pronunciation, and of the same words,
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;
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.
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.'
11:5 And Jehovah cometh down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men have builded;
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.
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.'
11:8 And Jehovah doth scatter them from thence over the face of all the earth, and they cease to build the city;
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.
11:10 These `are' births of Shem: Shem `is' a son of an hundred years, and begetteth Arphaxad two years after the deluge.
11:11 And Shem liveth after his begetting Arphaxad five hundred years, and begetteth sons and daughters.
11:12 And Arphaxad hath lived five and thirty years, and begetteth Salah.
11:13 And Arphaxad liveth after his begetting Salah four hundred and three years, and begetteth sons and daughters.
11:14 And Salah hath lived thirty years, and begetteth Eber.
11:15 And Salah liveth after his begetting Eber four hundred and three years, and begetteth sons and daughters.
11:16 And Eber liveth four and thirty years, and begetteth Peleg.
11:17 And Eber liveth after his begetting Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begetteth sons and daughters.
11:18 And Peleg liveth thirty years, and begetteth Reu.
11:19 And Peleg liveth after his begetting Reu two hundred and nine years, and begetteth sons and daughters.
11:20 And Reu liveth two and thirty years, and begetteth Serug.
11:21 And Reu liveth after his begetting Serug two hundred and seven years, and begetteth sons and daughters.
11:22 And Serug liveth thirty years, and begetteth Nahor.
11:23 And Serug liveth after his begetting Nahor two hundred years, and begetteth sons and daughters.
11:24 And Nahor liveth nine and twenty years, and begetteth Terah.
11:25 And Nahor liveth after his begetting Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begetteth sons and daughters.
11:26 And Terah liveth seventy years, and begetteth Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
11:27 And these `are' births of Terah: Terah hath begotten Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran hath begotten Lot;
11:28 and Haran dieth in the presence of Terah his father, in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees.
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.
11:30 And Sarai is barren -- she hath no child.
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.
11:32 And the days of Terah are two hundred and five years, and Terah dieth in Charan.
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