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And the whole earth was of 1one language, and of one speech.
1 Acts 2:6
And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of 1,aShinar; and they dwelt there.
1 Dan 1:2
|3||And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.|
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 1scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
And the LORD came 1down 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.|
Go to, let 1us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
1 Gen 1:26
|8||So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.|
|9||Therefore is the name of it called aBabel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of 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 lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.|
And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat 1Salah:
|13||And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.|
|14||And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:|
|15||And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.|
And 1Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
And Eber lived after he begat 1Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
|18||And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:|
|19||And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.|
|20||And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:|
|21||And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.|
|22||And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:|
|23||And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.|
And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat 1Terah:
|25||And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.|
And Terah lived seventy years, and begat 1Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat 1Lot.
|28||And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.|
And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was 1Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, 2Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
But Sarai was 1barren; she had no child.
1 Gen 16:1
|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||And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.|
|Notes on Chapter 11|
(a) "Shinar" = Sumer, in modern Iraq.
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(a) "Babel" = confusion, a name for Babylon
Strongs #894 Babel baw-bel' from 1101; confusion; Babel (i.e. Babylon), including Babylonia and the Babylonian empire:--Babel, Babylon.
Strongs #1101 balal baw-lal' a primitive root; to overflow (specifically with oil.); by implication, to mix; also (denominatively from 1098) to fodder:--anoint, confound, X fade, mingle, mix (self), give provender, temper.
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