Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, namely, of Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and to them were sons born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. 4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5 Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan. 7 And the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan. 8 And Cush procreated Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh: that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before Yahweh”. 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah, 12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city). 13 And Mizraim procreated Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 14 and Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (from whom came the Philistines,) and Caphtorim.
15 And Canaan procreated Sidon his first-born, and Heth, 16 and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, 17 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 18 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanite spread abroad. 19 And the border of the Canaanite was from Sidon, as you come to Gerar, unto Gaza; as you go, toward Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboiim, unto Lasha. 20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.
21 And unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth to him also were children born. 22 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram. 23 And the children of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 24 And Arpachshad procreated Shelah; and Shelah procreated Eber. 25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. 26 And Joktan procreated Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 27 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 28 and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29 and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan. 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go toward Sephar a mountain of the east. 31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4 And they said, Come, 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 Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. 6 And Yahweh said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withheld from them, which they purpose to do. 7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. 8 So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city. 9 Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because Yahweh did there confound the language of all the earth: and from there Yahweh scattered them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, and procreated Arpachshad two years after the flood: 11 and Shem lived after he procreated Arpachshad five hundred years, and procreated sons and daughters.
12 And Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and procreated Shelah:
13 And Arpachshad lived after he procreated Shelah four hundred and three years, and procreated sons and daughters.
14 And Shelah lived thirty years, and procreated Eber: 15 And Shelah lived after he procreated Eber four hundred and three years, and procreated sons and daughters.
16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and procreated Peleg: 17 And Eber lived after he procreated Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and procreated sons and daughters.
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and procreated Reu: 19 And Peleg lived after he procreated Reu two hundred and nine years, and procreated sons and daughters.
20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and procreated Serug: 21 And Reu lived after he procreated Serug two hundred and seven years, and procreated sons and daughters.
22 And Serug lived thirty years, and procreated Nahor: 23 And Serug lived after he procreated Nahor two hundred years, and procreated sons and daughters.
24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and procreated Terah: 25 And Nahor lived after he procreated Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and procreated sons and daughters.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and procreated Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah procreated Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran procreated Lot. 28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees. 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; 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 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.
Now Yahweh had said unto Abram, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, unto the land that I will show you: 2 and I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you will be a blessing: 3 and I will bless them that bless you, and him that curses you will I curse: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed. 4 So Abram went, as Yahweh had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. 6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. 7 And Yahweh appeared unto Abram, and said, To your seed will I give this land: and there built he an altar unto Yahweh, who appeared unto him. 8 And he removed from there to the mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the east: and there he built an altar unto Yahweh, and called upon the name of Yahweh. 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was severe in the land. 11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that you are a fair woman to look upon: 12 and it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see you, that they will say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save you alive. 13 Say, I pray you, you are my sister: that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul may live because of you. 14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. 15 And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 16 And he dealt well with Abram for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels. 17 And Yahweh plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, “What is this that you have done unto me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why said you, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore behold your wife, take her, and go your way.” 20 And Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him: and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all that he had.