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The building of Babel.


The generations of Shem were the families of the Canaanites spread | found their language, that they may no abroad. understand one another's speech.

19 And the border of the Canaanites 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, from thence upon the face of all the earth: unto Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom and they left off to build the city. and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, 9 Therefore is the name of it called even unto Lasha. Babel, because the LORD did there con20 These are the sons of Ham, after found the language of all the earth: and their families, after their tongues, in their from thence did the LORD scatter them countries, and in their nations. abroad upon the face of all the earth. 21 ¶Unto Shem also, the father of all the 10 These are the generations of children of Eber, the brother of Japheth Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, the elder, even to him were children born. and begat Arphaxad two years after the 22 The children of Shem; Elam, and flood: Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and 11 And Shem lived after he begat ArAram. phaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat 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.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah.

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

26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Dik-sons and daughters. lah,

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 thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the


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 by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.


ND the whole earth was of one lan-
guage, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass,as they journey-
ed from the east, that they found a plain in
the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
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.

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.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:

17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg 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.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah.

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran: and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; 29 And Abram and Nahor took them and this they begin to do: and now no- wives: the name of Abram's wife was thing will be restrained from them, which Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife Milhey have imagined to do. cah, the daughter of Haran, the father of

7 Go to, let us go down, and there con-Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

The call of Abram

CHAP. XII, xin.

Abram and Lot separate.

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no ter: that it may be well with me for thy child. sake; and my soul shall live because of

31 And Terah took Abram his son, thee. and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, 14 T And it came to pass, that when and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram was come into Egypt, the EgypAbram's wife; and they went forth with tians beheld the woman that she was very them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into fair. the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh : 32 And the days of Terah were two and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's hundred and five years: and Terah died house.

in Haran.


16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, W the LORD had said unto Abram, and he-asses, and men-servants, and NOW Get thee out of thy country, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels. from thy kindred, and from thy father's 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and house, unto a land that I will shew thee: his house with great plagues because of 2 And I will make of thee a great na- Sarai,Abram's wife.

tion, and 1 will bless thee, and make thy 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: said, What is this that thou hast done 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, unto me? why didst thou not tell me that and curse him that curseth thee: and in she was thy wife? thee shall all families of the earth be 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? blessed. so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

4 So Abram departed, as the LORD 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 sub

stance 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


6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had. CHAP. XIII.

AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3 And he went on his journeys from the south eyen to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD. 5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, 8 And he removed from thence unto a had flocks, and herds, and tents. mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitch- 6 And the land was not able to bear ed his tent, having Beth-el on the west, them, that they might dwell together: for and Hai on the east: and there he builded their substance was great, so that they an altar unto the LORD, and called upon could not dwell together.

the name of the LORD.

7 And there was a strife between the

9 And Abram journeyed, going on still herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdtoward the south. men of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite

10 ¶ And there was a famine in the and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. land: and Abram went down into Egypt 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there to sojourn there; for the famine was be no strife, I pray thee, between me and grievous in the land. thee, and between my herdmen and thy


11 And it came to pass, when he was herdmen; for we be brethren. come near to enter into Egypt, that he 9 Is not the whole land before thee? said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I Separate thyself. I pray thee, from me: know that thou art a fair woman to look if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, right hand, then I will go to the left. when the Egyptians shall see thee, that 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and bethey shall say, This is his wife: and they held all the plain of Jordan, that it was will kill me, but they will save thee alive. well watered every where, before the 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sis-LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,

The battle of four kings

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against five. even as the garden of the LORD, like the raphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Ellasar; four kings with five.

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and they separated themselves the one from Gomorrah fled, and fell there: and they that remained fled to the mountain.

the other.

12 Abram dwelled in the land of Ca- 11 And they took all the goods of Sonaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the dom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. and went their way. 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked 12 And they took Lot, Abram's broand sinners before the LORD, exceedingly. ther's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his 14 And the LORD said unto Abram, goods, and departed. after that Lot was separated from him, 13 T And there came one that had esLift up now thine eyes, and look from the caped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for place where thou art, northward, and he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the AmoSouthward, and eastward, and westward: rite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of 15 For all the land which thou seest, Aner: and these were confederate with to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for Abram.


14 And when Abram heard that his 16 And I will make thy seed as the brother was taken captive, he armed his dust of the earth: so that if a man can trained servants, born in his own house, number the dust of the earth, then shall three hundred and eighteen, and pursued thy seed also be numbered. them unto Dan. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for he and his servants by night, and smote I will give it unto thee.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.


AND it came to pass, in the days of

15 And he divided himself against them,

them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

17 And the king of Sodom went out Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch to meet him (after his return from the king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the Elam, and Tida! king of nations; kings that were with him,) at the valley of

2 That these made war with Bera king Shaveh, which is the king's dale. of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Go- 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem morrah, Shinab king of Admah, and She-brought forth bread and wine: and he meber king of Zeboiim, and the king of was the priest of the most high God. Bela, which is Zoar.

3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. 4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer,and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 5 And in the fourteenth year came 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were Abram, Give me the persons, and take with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ash- the goods to thyself. teroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. 7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon


22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich :

24 Save only that which the young men 8 And there went out the king of So- have eaten, and the portion of the men dom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, Mamre; let them take their portion. and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;) CHAP. XV. and they joined battle with them in the AFTER these things the word of the

vale of Siddim;

came unto Abram in a vision, 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and with Tidal king of nations, and Am-land thy exceeding great reward.

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