The First Book of Moses Genesis chapter 11

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Chapter 11


All men speak the same language—They build the Tower of Babel—The Lord confounds their language and scatters them over all the earth—The generations of Shem include Abram, whose wife is Sarai—Abram leaves Ur and settles in Haran.


1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.


Ver 10:31 seems to contradict verse one. Unless 10:31 was talking about different dialects of language but one language. Like Portuguese and Spanish. Otherwise unless they become one speech or language over time. Ver 10:31 said they had different languages at that time.


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


East


3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.


Make brick burn them and slime or lime for mortar first cement! Who taught them this ?


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.


Tower to reach heaven

Make us a name ? What name?

Scattered abroad whole earth


5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.


Lord came down to see the city and tower. Wow!


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.


Lord said people is one

One language

Nothing to restrain them

Which they have imagined to do.

The power of all working to gather.

Why would the Lord want to stop them or restrain them?


7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.


Go to

Let us go down

So the Lord must go to and go down to see or visit our planet.

Confound their language, power of Lord to be able to in an instant change everybody’s language so they could not understand each other. Wow. But why? Why not let them grow and understand things?


8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.


So the Lord scattered them abroad, how did he do that?


9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; 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.


Babel and scattered them how.


10 ¶ These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:


100

2


Shem was an hundred years old begat Arphaxad two years after the flood


11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.


500


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


Arphaxad son

Salah

530


13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.


433


14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:


Salah son

Eber

30


15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.


433


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


Eber son Peleg

430


17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.


430


18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:


Peleg son Reu

30


19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.


209


20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:


Reu son

Serug

230


21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.


Reu son Serug

207


22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

Serug son Nahor

30


23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.


Serug son Nahor

200


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


Nahor son Terah

920


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


119


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

Terah sons

Abram

Nahor

Haran

Equals 3

70


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


Terah sons

Abram

Nahor

Haran

Haran

Lot

Equals 4


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


Haran died before his father maybe the first such death child dies before parent.


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.


Abram and Nahor took wives:

Abrams wife Sarai

Nahors wife Milcah

this i don’t understand , Milcah, the daughter of Haran ….. ok so her dad is Haran ? i get it now i think each is the son father of the other so daughter of Haran then his dad Milcah his 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.

205

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