11At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words.H776H259H8193H259H1697 2As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there.H5265H6924H4672H1237H776H8152H3427 3They began saying to each other, "Let's make bricks and harden them with fire." (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.)H559H376H7453H3051H3835H3843H8313H8316H3843H68H2564H1961H2563 4Then they said, "Come, let's build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world."H559H3051H1129H5892H4026H7218H8064H6213H8034H6327H6440H776 5But the LORD came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building.H3068H3381H7200H5892H4026H1121H120H1129 6"Look!" he said. "The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!H3068H559H5971H259H259H8193H2490H6213H3808H3605H1219H2161H6213 7Come, let's go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won't be able to understand each other."H3051H3381H1101H8193H834H8085H376H7453H8193 8In that way, the LORD scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city.H3068H6327H8033H6440H776H2308H1129H5892 9That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the LORD confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.H8034H7121H894H3068H1101H8193H776H6327H3068H6327H6440H776 10This is the account of Shem's family. Two years after the great flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.H8435H8035H8035H3967H8141H1121H3205H775H8141H310H3999 11After the birth of Arphaxad, Shem lived another 500 years and had other sons and daughters.H8035H2421H310H3205H775H2568H3967H8141H3205H1121H1323 12When Arphaxad was 35 years old, he became the father of Shelah.H775H2425H2568H7970H8141H3205H7974 13After the birth of Shelah, Arphaxad lived another 403 years and had other sons and daughters.H775H2421H310H3205H7974H702H3967H8141H7969H8141H3205H1121H1323 14When Shelah was 30 years old, he became the father of Eber.H7974H2425H7970H8141H3205H5677 15After the birth of Eber, Shelah lived another 403 years and had other sons and daughters.H7974H2421H310H3205H5677H702H3967H8141H7969H8141H3205H1121H1323 16When Eber was 34 years old, he became the father of Peleg.H5677H2421H702H7970H8141H3205H6389 17After the birth of Peleg, Eber lived another 430 years and had other sons and daughters.H5677H2421H310H3205H6389H702H3967H8141H7970H8141H3205H1121H1323 18When Peleg was 30 years old, he became the father of Reu.H6389H2421H7970H8141H3205H7466 19After the birth of Reu, Peleg lived another 209 years and had other sons and daughters.H6389H2421H310H3205H7466H3967H8141H8672H8141H3205H1121H1323 20When Reu was 32 years old, he became the father of Serug.H7466H2421H8147H7970H8141H3205H8286 21After the birth of Serug, Reu lived another 207 years and had other sons and daughters.H7466H2421H310H3205H8286H3967H8141H7651H8141H3205H1121H1323 22When Serug was 30 years old, he became the father of Nahor.H8286H2421H7970H8141H3205H5152 23After the birth of Nahor, Serug lived another 200 years and had other sons and daughters.H8286H2421H310H3205H5152H3967H8141H3205H1121H1323 24When Nahor was 29 years old, he became the father of Terah.H5152H2421H8672H6242H8141H3205H8646 25After the birth of Terah, Nahor lived another 119 years and had other sons and daughters.H5152H2421H310H3205H8646H3967H8141H6240H8672H8141H3205H1121H1323 26After Terah was 70 years old, he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.H8646H2421H7657H8141H3205H87H5152H2039 27This is the account of Terah's family. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.H8435H8646H8646H3205H87H5152H2039H2039H3205H3876 28But Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, the land of his birth, while his father, Terah, was still living.H2039H4191H6440H1H8646H776H4138H218H3778 29Meanwhile, Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah. (Milcah and her sister Iscah were daughters of Nahor's brother Haran.)H87H5152H3947H802H8034H87H802H8297H8034H5152H802H4435H1323H2039H1H4435H1H3252 30But Sarai was unable to become pregnant and had no children.H8297H6135H2056 31One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram's wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran's child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there.H8646H3947H87H1121H3876H1121H2039H1121H1121H8297H3618H1121H87H802H3318H218H3778H3212H776H3667H935H2771H3427 32Terah lived for 205 years and died while still in Haran.H3117H8646H3967H8141H2568H8141H8646H4191H2771
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