Genesis 11 - World English Bible with Hebrew
1 The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
1 וַֽיְהִ֥י כָל־הָאָ֖רֶץ שָׂפָ֣ה אֶחָ֑ת וּדְבָרִ֖ים אֲחָדִֽים׃
2 It happened, as they traveled east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they lived there.
2 וַֽיְהִ֖י בְּנָסְעָ֣ם מִקֶּ֑דֶם וַֽיִּמְצְא֥וּ בִקְעָ֛ה בְּאֶ֥רֶץ שִׁנְעָ֖ר וַיֵּ֥שְׁבוּ שָֽׁם׃
3 They said one to another, "Come, let's make brick, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
3 וַיֹּאמְר֞וּ אִ֣ישׁ אֶל־רֵעֵ֗הוּ הָ֚בָה נִלְבְּנָ֣ה לְבֵנִ֔ים וְנִשְׂרְפָ֖ה לִשְׂרֵפָ֑ה וַתְּהִ֨י לָהֶ֤ם הַלְּבֵנָה֙ לְאָ֔בֶן וְהַ֣חֵמָ֔ר הָיָ֥ה לָהֶ֖ם לַחֹֽמֶר׃
4 They said, "Come, let's build us a city, and a tower, whose top reaches to the sky, and let's make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth."
4 וַיֹּאמְר֞וּ הָ֣בָה׀ נִבְנֶה־לָּ֣נוּ עִ֗יר וּמִגְדָּל֙ וְרֹאשֹׁ֣ו בַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְנַֽעֲשֶׂה־לָּ֖נוּ שֵׁ֑ם פֶּן־נָפ֖וּץ עַל־פְּנֵ֥י כָל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃
5 Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
5 וַיֵּ֣רֶד יְהוָ֔ה לִרְאֹ֥ת אֶת־הָעִ֖יר וְאֶת־הַמִּגְדָּ֑ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר בָּנ֖וּ בְּנֵ֥י הָאָדָֽם׃
6 Yahweh said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.
6 וַיֹּ֣אמֶר יְהוָ֗ה הֵ֣ן עַ֤ם אֶחָד֙ וְשָׂפָ֤ה אַחַת֙ לְכֻלָּ֔ם וְזֶ֖ה הַחִלָּ֣ם לַעֲשֹׂ֑ות וְעַתָּה֙ לֹֽא־יִבָּצֵ֣ר מֵהֶ֔ם כֹּ֛ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר יָזְמ֖וּ לַֽעֲשֹֽׂות׃
7 Come, let's go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
7 הָ֚בָה נֵֽרְדָ֔ה וְנָבְלָ֥ה שָׁ֖ם שְׂפָתָ֑ם אֲשֶׁר֙ לֹ֣א יִשְׁמְע֔וּ אִ֖ישׁ שְׂפַ֥ת רֵעֵֽהוּ׃
8 So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city.
8 וַיָּ֨פֶץ יְהוָ֥ה אֹתָ֛ם מִשָּׁ֖ם עַל־פְּנֵ֣י כָל־הָאָ֑רֶץ וַֽיַּחְדְּל֖וּ לִבְנֹ֥ת הָעִֽיר׃
9 Therefore the name of it was called Babel, because Yahweh confused the language of all the earth, there. From there, Yahweh scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth.
9 עַל־כֵּ֞ן קָרָ֤א שְׁמָהּ֙ בָּבֶ֔ל כִּי־שָׁ֛ם בָּלַ֥ל יְהוָ֖ה שְׂפַ֣ת כָּל־הָאָ֑רֶץ וּמִשָּׁם֙ הֱפִיצָ֣ם יְהוָ֔ה עַל־פְּנֵ֖י כָּל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃
10 This is the history of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old, and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood.
10 אֵ֚לֶּה תֹּולְדֹ֣ת שֵׁ֔ם ם בֶּן־מְאַ֣ת שָׁנָ֔ה וַיֹּ֖ולֶד אֶת־אַרְפַּכְשָׁ֑ד שְׁנָתַ֖יִם אַחַ֥ר הַמַּבּֽוּל׃
11 Shem lived after he became the father of Arpachshad five hundred years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
11 וַֽיְחִי־שֵׁ֗ם אַֽחֲרֵי֙ הֹולִידֹ֣ו אֶת־אַרְפַּכְשָׁ֔ד חֲמֵ֥שׁ מֵאֹ֖ות שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֥ולֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֹֽות׃
12 Arpachshad lived thirty-five years, and became the father of Shelah.
12 וְאַרְפַּכְשַׁ֣ד חַ֔י חָמֵ֥שׁ וּשְׁלֹשִׁ֖ים שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֖ולֶד אֶת־שָֽׁלַח׃
13 Arpachshad lived after he became the father of Shelah four hundred three years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
13 וַֽיְחִ֣י אַרְפַּכְשַׁ֗ד אַֽחֲרֵי֙ הֹולִידֹ֣ו אֶת־שֶׁ֔לַח שָׁלֹ֣שׁ שָׁנִ֔ים וְאַרְבַּ֥ע מֵאֹ֖ות שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֥ולֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֹֽות׃
14 Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber:
14 וְשֶׁ֥לַח חַ֖י שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֖ולֶד אֶת־עֵֽבֶר׃
15 and Shelah lived after he became the father of Eber four hundred three years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
15 וַֽיְחִי־שֶׁ֗לַח אַחֲרֵי֙ הֹולִידֹ֣ו אֶת־עֵ֔בֶר שָׁלֹ֣שׁ שָׁנִ֔ים וְאַרְבַּ֥ע מֵאֹ֖ות שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֥ולֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֹֽות׃
16 Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg.
16 וַֽיְחִי־עֵ֕בֶר אַרְבַּ֥ע וּשְׁלֹשִׁ֖ים שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֖ולֶד אֶת־פָּֽלֶג׃
17 Eber lived after he became the father of Peleg four hundred thirty years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
17 וַֽיְחִי־עֵ֗בֶר אַחֲרֵי֙ הֹולִידֹ֣ו אֶת־פֶּ֔לֶג שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֔ה וְאַרְבַּ֥ע מֵאֹ֖ות שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֥ולֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֹֽות׃
18 Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu.
18 וַֽיְחִי־פֶ֖לֶג שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֖ולֶד אֶת־רְעֽוּ׃
19 Peleg lived after he became the father of Reu two hundred nine years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
19 וַֽיְחִי־פֶ֗לֶג אַחֲרֵי֙ הֹולִידֹ֣ו אֶת־רְע֔וּ תֵּ֥שַׁע שָׁנִ֖ים וּמָאתַ֣יִם שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֥ולֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֹֽות׃
20 Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug.
20 וַיְחִ֣י רְע֔וּ שְׁתַּ֥יִם וּשְׁלֹשִׁ֖ים שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֖ולֶד אֶת־שְׂרֽוּג׃
21 Reu lived after he became the father of Serug two hundred seven years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
21 וַיְחִ֣י רְע֗וּ אַחֲרֵי֙ הֹולִידֹ֣ו אֶת־שְׂר֔וּג שֶׁ֥בַע שָׁנִ֖ים וּמָאתַ֣יִם שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֥ולֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֹֽות׃
22 Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor.
22 וַיְחִ֥י שְׂר֖וּג שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֖ולֶד אֶת־נָחֹֽור׃
23 Serug lived after he became the father of Nahor two hundred years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
23 וַיְחִ֣י שְׂר֗וּג אַחֲרֵ֛י הֹולִידֹ֥ו אֶת־נָחֹ֖ור מָאתַ֣יִם שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֥ולֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֹֽות׃
24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah.
24 וַיְחִ֣י נָחֹ֔ור תֵּ֥שַׁע וְעֶשְׂרִ֖ים שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֖ולֶד אֶת־תָּֽרַח׃
25 Nahor lived after he became the father of Terah one hundred nineteen years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
25 וַיְחִ֣י נָחֹ֗ור אַחֲרֵי֙ הֹולִידֹ֣ו אֶת־תֶּ֔רַח תְּשַֽׁע־עֶשְׂרֵ֥ה שָׁנָ֖ה וּמְאַ֣ת שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֥ולֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֹֽות׃
26 Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
26 וַֽיְחִי־תֶ֖רַח שִׁבְעִ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה וַיֹּ֙ולֶד֙ אֶת־אַבְרָ֔ם אֶת־נָחֹ֖ור וְאֶת־הָרָֽן׃
27 Now this is the history of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran became the father of Lot.
27 וְאֵ֙לֶּה֙ תֹּולְדֹ֣ת תֶּ֔רַח תֶּ֚רַח הֹולִ֣יד אֶת־אַבְרָ֔ם אֶת־נָחֹ֖ור וְאֶת־הָרָ֑ן וְהָרָ֖ן הֹולִ֥יד אֶת־לֹֽוט׃
28 Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees.
28 וַיָּ֣מָת הָרָ֔ן עַל־פְּנֵ֖י תֶּ֣רַח אָבִ֑יו בְּאֶ֥רֶץ מֹולַדְתֹּ֖ו בְּא֥וּר כַּשְׂדִּֽים׃
29 Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran who was also the father of Iscah.
29 וַיִּקַּ֨ח אַבְרָ֧ם וְנָחֹ֛ור לָהֶ֖ם נָשִׁ֑ים שֵׁ֤ם אֵֽשֶׁת־אַבְרָם֙ שָׂרָ֔י וְשֵׁ֤ם אֵֽשֶׁת־נָחֹור֙ מִלְכָּ֔ה בַּת־הָרָ֥ן אֲבִֽי־מִלְכָּ֖ה וַֽאֲבִ֥י יִסְכָּֽה׃
30 Sarai was barren. She had no child.
30 וַתְּהִ֥י שָׂרַ֖י עֲקָרָ֑ה אֵ֥ין לָ֖הּ וָלָֽד׃
31 Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife. They went forth from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. They came to Haran, and lived there.
31 וַיִּקַּ֨ח תֶּ֜רַח אֶת־אַבְרָ֣ם בְּנֹ֗ו וְאֶת־לֹ֤וט בֶּן־הָרָן֙ בֶּן־בְּנֹ֔ו וְאֵת֙ שָׂרַ֣י כַּלָּתֹ֔ו אֵ֖שֶׁת אַבְרָ֣ם בְּנֹ֑ו וַיֵּצְא֨וּ אִתָּ֜ם מֵא֣וּר כַּשְׂדִּ֗ים לָלֶ֙כֶת֙ אַ֣רְצָה כְּנַ֔עַן וַיָּבֹ֥אוּ עַד־חָרָ֖ן וַיֵּ֥שְׁבוּ שָֽׁם׃
32 The days of Terah were two hundred five years. Terah died in Haran.
32 וַיִּהְי֣וּ יְמֵי־תֶ֔רַח חָמֵ֥שׁ שָׁנִ֖ים וּמָאתַ֣יִם שָׁנָ֑ה וַיָּ֥מָת תֶּ֖רַח בְּחָרָֽן׃