Bishops' Bible

Genesis 11

One language in the world.

Genesis 11:1 And all the whole earth was of one language and lyke speache. Genesis 11:2 And when they went foorth from the east, they founde a playne in the lande of Sinar, and there they abode.

The building of Babel.

Genesis 11:3 And one sayd to another: Come, let vs prepare brycke, and burne them in the fire. And they had brycke for stones, and slyme had they in steade of morter. Genesis 11:4 And they sayd: Go to, let vs buylde vs a citie and a towre, whose toppe may reache vnto heauen, and let vs make vs a name, lest peraduenture we be scattered abrode into the vpper face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:5 But the Lorde came downe to see the citie and towre whiche the chyldren of men buylded.

The confusion of tongues.

Genesis 11:6 And the Lorde sayd: Beholde, the people is one, and they haue all one language, and this they begin to do: neither is there any let to them from all those thinges whiche they haue imagined to do. Genesis 11:7 Come on, let vs go downe, and there confounde their language, that euerye one perceaue not his neighbours speache. Genesis 11:8 And so the Lorde scattered them from that place into the vpper face of all the earth, and they left of to buylde that citie. Genesis 11:9 And therfore is the name of it called Babel, because the Lord dyd there confounde the language of all the earth: and from thence dyd the Lorde scatter them abrode vpon the face of all the earth.

The generations of Shem.

Genesis 11:10 These are the generations of Sem: Sem was an hundreth yere old, and begat Arphaxad two yeres after the flood. Genesis 11:11 And Sem liued after he begat Arphaxad fiue hundreth yeres, and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:12 Arphaxad liued fiue and thirtie yeres, and begat Selah. Genesis 11:13 And Arphaxad liued after he begat Selah, foure hundreth and three yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:14 Selah liued thirtie yeres, and begat Heber. Genesis 11:15 And Selah liued after he begat Heber, foure hundreth and three yeres, and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:16 And Heber liued thirtie and foure yeres, and begat Peleg. Genesis 11:17 And Heber liued after he begat Peleg, foure hundreth and thirtie yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:18 And Peleg liued thirtie yeres, and begat Reu. Genesis 11:19 And Peleg lyued after he begat Reu two hundreth and nyne yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:20 And Reu liued two and thirtie yeres, and begat Serug. Genesis 11:21 And Reu lyued after he begat Serug two hundreth and seuen yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:22 And Serug liued thirtie yere, and begat Nachor. Genesis 11:23 And Serug liued after he begat Nachor, two hundreth yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:24 And Nachor lyued nyne and twentie yeres, and begat Tarah. Genesis 11:25 And Nachor liued after he begat Tarah an hundreth and nineteene yeres: and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:26 Tarah liued seuentie yeres, and begat Abram, Nachor, and Haran.

The generations of Terah the father of Abram.

Genesis 11:27 These are the generations of Tarah: Tarah begat Abram, Nachor, and Haran: Haron begat Lot. Genesis 11:28 And Haran dyed in the presence of his father Tarah, in the lande of his natiuitie, euen in Ur of the Chaldees. Genesis 11:29 Abram & Nachor toke them wiues: the name of Abrams wife [was] Sarai, and the name of Nachors wyfe, [was] Milcha, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcha, & the father of Iischa. Genesis 11:30 But Sarai was baren, and had no chylde.

Terah goeth from Ur to Haran.

Genesis 11:31 And Tarah toke Abram his sonne, and Lot the sonne of Haran his sonnes sonne, and Sarai his daughter in lawe his sonne Abrams wyfe, and they departed together from Ur of the Chaldees, that they myght go into the land of Chanaan: and they came vnto Haran, and dwelt there. Genesis 11:32 And the dayes of Tarah, were two hundreth and fiue yeres, and Tarah died in Haran.

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