1: And the whole earth had one language, and the same words. 2: And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there. 3: And they said one to another, Come on, let us make bricks, and burn [them] thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4: And they said, Come on, let us build ourselves a city and a tower, the top of which [may reach] to the heavens; and let us make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth. 5: And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built. 6: And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and have all one language; and this have they begun to do. And now will they be hindered in nothing that they meditate doing. 7: Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8: And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth. And they left off building the city. 9: Therefore was its name called Babel; because Jehovah there confounded the language of the whole earth. And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth. 10: These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arphaxad two years after the flood. 11: And Shem lived after he had begotten Arphaxad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. 12: And Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begot Shelah. 13: And Arphaxad lived after he had begotten Shelah four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. 14: And Shelah lived thirty years, and begot Eber. 15: And Shelah lived after he had begotten Eber four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. 16: And Eber lived thirty-four years, and begot Peleg. 17: And Eber lived after he had begotten Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters. 18: And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu. 19: And Peleg lived after he had begotten Reu two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters. 20: And Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Serug. 21: And Reu lived after he had begotten Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters. 22: And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor. 23: And Serug lived after he had begotten Nahor two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. 24: And Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and begot Terah. 25: And Nahor lived after he had begotten Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters. 26: And Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 27: And these are the generations of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot. 28: And Haran died before the face of his father Terah in the land of his nativity at Ur of the Chaldeans. 29: And Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, a daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah. 30: And Sarai was barren: she had no child. 31: And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth together out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to go into the land of Canaan, and came as far as Haran, and dwelt there. 32: And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.