And all the earth was one lip, and there was one language to all. And it came to pass as they moved from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. And a man said to his neighbour, Come, let us make bricks and bake them with fire. They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. And they said, Come, let us build to ourselves a city and tower, whose top shall be to heaven, and let us make to ourselves a name, before we are scattered abroad upon the face of all the earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men built.

And the Lord said, Behold, there is one race, and one lip of all, and they have begun to do this, and now nothing shall fail from them of all that they may have undertaken to do. Come, and having gone down let us there confound their tongue, that they may not understand each the voice of his neighbour. And the Lord scattered them thence over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city and the tower. On this account its name was called Confusion, because there the Lord confounded the languages of all the earth, and thence the Lord scattered them upon the face of all the earth.

And these are the generations of Shem: and Shem was a hundred years old when he begot Arphaxad, the second year after the flood. And Shem lived, after he had begotten Arphaxad, five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begot Shelah. And Arphaxad lived after he had begotten Shelah, four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Shelah lived thirty years and begot Eber; and Shelah lived after he had begotten Eber, four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Eber lived thirty-four years, and begot Peleg. And Eber lived after he had begotten Peleg, four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu. And Peleg lived after he had begotten Reu two hundred and nine  years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Serug. And Reu lived after he had begotten Serug, two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor. And Serug lived after he had begotten Nahor, two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Nahor lived a twenty-nine years, and begot Terah. And Nahor lived after he had begotten Terah, one hundred nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor and Haran.

This is the account of Terah.

Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milcah and Iscah. Now Sarai was barren; she had no children.

Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there. Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Haran.

~ Genesis 11