The Tower of Babel
1And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech. 2And when they removed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Sennaar, and dwelt in it. 3And each one said to his neighbour: Come, let us make brick, and bake them of stones, and slime instead of mortar. 4And they said: Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven: and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands. 5And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam were building. 6And he said: Behold, it is one people, and all have one tongue: and they have begun to do this, neither will they leave off from their designs, till they accomplish them in deed. 7Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there may not understand one another's speech. 8And so the Lord scattered them from that place into all lands, and they ceased to build the city. 9And therefore the name thereof was called Babel, because there the language of the whole earth was confounded: and from thence the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of all countries.
Genealogy from Shem to Abram
10These are the generations of Sem: Sem was a hundred years old when he begot Arphaxad, two years old when he begot Arphaxad, two years after the flood. 11And Sem lived after he begot Arphaxad, five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
26And Thare lived seventy years, and begot Abram, and Nachor, and Aran.
27And these are the generations of Thare: Thare begot Abram, Nachor, and Aran. And Aran begot Lot. 28And Aran died before Thare his father, in the land of his nativity in Ur of the Chaldees. 29And Abram and Nachor married wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai: and the name of Nachor's wife, Melcha, the daughter of Aran, father of Melcha, and father of Jescha. 30And Sarai was barren, and had no children.
31And Thare took Abram, his son, and Lot the son of Aran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, the wife of Abram his son, and brought them out of Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Chanaan: and they came as far as Haran, and dwelt there. 32And the days of Thare were tow hundred and five years, and he died in Haran.