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Genesis 11

One language in the world.

Genesis 11:1 Then the whole earth was of one language and one speache. Genesis 11:2 And as they went from the East, they found a plaine in the land of Shinar, and there they abode.

The building of Babel.

Genesis 11:3 And they said one to another, Come, let vs make bricke, and burne it in the fire. So they had bricke for stone, and slyme had they in steade of morter. Genesis 11:4 Also they said, Goe to, let vs builde vs a citie and a towre, whose top may reache vnto the heauen, that we may get vs a name, lest we be scattered vpon the whole earth. Genesis 11:5 But the Lord came downe, to see the citie and towre, which the sonnes of men builded.

The confusion of tongues.

Genesis 11:6 And the Lord said, Beholde, the people is one, and they all haue one language, and this they begin to doe, neither can they now be stopped from whatsoeuer they haue imagined to do. Genesis 11:7 Come on, let vs goe downe, and there confound their language, that euery one perceiue not anothers speache. Genesis 11:8 So ye Lord scattered them from thence vpon all the earth, & they left off to build the citie. Genesis 11:9 Therefore the name of it was called Babel, because the Lorde did there confounde the language of all the earth: from thence then did the Lord scatter them vpon all the earth.

The generations of Shem.

Genesis 11:10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundreth yeere olde, & begate Arpachshad two yeere after the flood. Genesis 11:11 And Shem liued, after he begate Arpachshad, fiue hundreth yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:12 Also Arpachshad liued fiue and thirtie yeeres, and begate Shelah. Genesis 11:13 And Arpachshad liued, after he begate Shelah, foure hundreth and three yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:14 And Shelah liued thirtie yeeres, and begat Eber. Genesis 11:15 So Shelah liued, after he begat Eber, foure hundreth and three yeeres, and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:16 Likewise Eber liued foure & thirtie yeres, and begate Peleg. Genesis 11:17 So Eber liued, after he begate Peleg, foure hundreth and thirtie yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters Genesis 11:18 And Peleg liued thirtie yeeres, and begate Reu. Genesis 11:19 And Peleg liued, after he begate Reu, two hundreth and nine yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:20 Also Reu liued two and thirtie yeeres, and begate Serug. Genesis 11:21 So Reu liued, after he begate Serug, two hundreth & seuen yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:22 Moreouer Serug liued thirtie yeeres, and begate Nahor. Genesis 11:23 And Serug liued, after he begate Nahor, two hundreth yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:24 And Nahor liued nine and twentie yeeres, and begate Terah. Genesis 11:25 So Nahor liued, after he begate Terah, an hundreth and nineteene yeeres, and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:26 So Terah liued seuentie yeeres, and begate Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

The generations of Terah the father of Abram.

Genesis 11:27 Nowe these are the generations of Terah: Terah begate Abram, Nahor, and Haran: and Haran begate Lot. Genesis 11:28 Then Haran died before Terah his father in the land of his natiuitie, in Vr of the Caldees. Genesis 11:29 So Abram and Nahor tooke them wiues. The name of Abrams wife was Sarai, & the name of Nahors wife Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. Genesis 11:30 But Sarai was barren, and had no childe.

Terah goeth from Ur to Haran.

Genesis 11:31 Then Terah tooke Abram his sonne, and Lot the sonne of Haran, his sonnes sonne, and Sarai his daughter in lawe, his sonne Abrams wife: and they departed together from Vr of the Caldees, to goe into the land of Canaan, and they came to Haran, and dwelt there. Genesis 11:32 So the dayes of Terah were two hundreth and fiue yeeres, and Terah died in Haran.

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