1 Then the whole earth was of one language and one speache.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
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.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So ye Lord scattered them from thence vpon all the earth, & they left off to build the citie.
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.
10 These [are] the generations of Shem: Shem [was] an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
11 And Shem liued, after he begate Arpachshad, fiue hundreth yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters.
12 Also Arpachshad liued fiue and thirtie yeeres, and begate Shelah.
13 And Arpachshad liued, after he begate Shelah, foure hundreth and three yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters.
14 And Shelah liued thirtie yeeres, and begat Eber.
15 So Shelah liued, after he begat Eber, foure hundreth and three yeeres, and begat sonnes and daughters.
16 Likewise Eber liued foure & thirtie yeres, and begate Peleg.
17 So Eber liued, after he begate Peleg, foure hundreth and thirtie yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters
18 And Peleg liued thirtie yeeres, and begate Reu.
19 And Peleg liued, after he begate Reu, two hundreth and nine yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters.
20 Also Reu liued two and thirtie yeeres, and begate Serug.
21 So Reu liued, after he begate Serug, two hundreth & seuen yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters.
22 Moreouer Serug liued thirtie yeeres, and begate Nahor.
23 And Serug liued, after he begate Nahor, two hundreth yeeres, and begate sonnes and daughters.
24 And Nahor liued nine and twentie yeeres, and begate Terah.
25 So Nahor liued, after he begate Terah, an hundreth and nineteene yeeres, and begat sonnes and daughters.
26 So Terah liued seuentie yeeres, and begate Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27 Now these [are] the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
28 Then Haran died before Terah his father in the land of his natiuitie, in Vr of the Caldees.
29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife [was] Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
30 But Sarai was barren, and had no childe.
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 with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
32 So the dayes of Terah were two hundreth and fiue yeeres, and Terah died in Haran.