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Genesis 11:1-32

The Tower of Babel

1Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2As people moved eastward,11:2 Or from the east; or in the east they found a plain in Shinar11:2 That is, Babylonia and settled there.

3They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

5But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

8So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9That is why it was called Babel11:9 That is, Babylon; Babel sounds like the Hebrew for confused.—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

From Shem to Abram

10This is the account of Shem’s family line.

Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father11:10 Father may mean ancestor; also in verses 11-25. of Arphaxad. 11And after he became the father of Arphaxad, Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters.

12When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah. 13And after he became the father of Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.11:13 Hebrew; Septuagint (see also Luke 3:35,36 and note at Gen. 10:24) 35 years, he became the father of Cainan. 13 And after he became the father of Cainan, Arphaxad lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters, and then he died. When Cainan had lived 130 years, he became the father of Shelah. And after he became the father of Shelah, Cainan lived 330 years and had other sons and daughters

14When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber. 15And after he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.

16When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg. 17And after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters.

18When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu. 19And after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters.

20When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug. 21And after he became the father of Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and daughters.

22When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor. 23And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters.

24When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah. 25And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters.

26After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.

Abram’s Family

27This is the account of Terah’s family line.

Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. 28While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. 29Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milkah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milkah and Iskah. 30Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.

31Terah 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 Harran, they settled there.

32Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Harran.

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1 Mose 11:1-32

Babel Abantenten

1Ɛberɛ bi, na nnipa a wɔwɔ asase so nyinaa ka kasa korɔ. 2Saa nnipa yi tu baa apueeɛ fam no, wɔbɛtoo asase tamaa wɔ Babilonia asase so, na wɔtenaa hɔ.

3Wɔdwennwenee ho sɛ, “Momma yɛntwa ntayaa na yɛnto mma ɛmmen yie.” Wɔde ntayaa no sii aboɔ anan na wɔde ama hyehyɛɛ ntam. 4Afei, wɔdwennwenee ho bio sɛ, “Momma yɛnkyekyere kuro kɛseɛ, na yɛnsi abantenten a ne sorɔnsorɔmmea duru sorosoro wɔ kuro no mu, na yɛnnye edin, na yɛanhwete wɔ asase so.”

5Awurade siane firii soro baa fam, bɛhunuu kuro kɛseɛ a wɔrekyekyere no ne abantenten a wɔresi no. 6Afei, Awurade kaa sɛ, “Sɛ nnipa korɔ a wɔka kasa baako afiti aseɛ redi saa dwuma yi a, ɛnneɛ biribiara a wɔbɔ wɔn tirim sɛ wɔbɛyɛ no renyɛ wɔn den. 7Mommra na yɛnkɔ asase so, na yɛnkɔtoto wɔn kasa, na obiara nya ne kasa, sɛdeɛ obiara nte ne yɔnko kasa.”

8Ɛnam yei so maa Awurade hwetee nnipa no nyinaa mu, ma wɔpetee asase so nyinaa, ma wɔgyaee kuro kɛseɛ no kyekyere. 9Ɛno enti na wɔfrɛɛ kuro kɛseɛ no Babel,11.9 Edin Babel no kyerɛ basabasa wɔ Hebri kasa mu. ɛfiri sɛ, ɛhɔ na Awurade totoo kasa baako a na wɔka wɔ ewiase nyinaa saa ɛberɛ no, maa wɔn kasa hodoɔ. Ɛfiri hɔ na Awurade hwetee nnipa no nyinaa mu, ma wɔpetee asase so nyinaa.

Sem Awoɔ Ntoatoasoɔ

10Yei ne Sem asefoɔ ho asɛm.

Nsuyire no akyiri, mfeɛ mmienu no a na Sem adi mfeɛ ɔha no, ɔwoo Arfaksad. 11Sem woo Arfaksad akyiri no, ɔtenaa ase mfeɛ aha enum, wowoo mmammarima ne mmammaa bi nso kaa ho.

12Arfaksad nso dii mfeɛ aduasa enum no, ɔwoo Sela. 13Arfaksad woo Sela no, akyire yi, ɔtenaa ase mfeɛ ahanan ne mmiɛnsa, wowoo mmammarima ne mmammaa bi nso kaa ho.

14Sela dii mfeɛ aduasa no, ɔwoo Eber. 15Sela woo Eber no, akyire yi, ɔtenaa ase mfeɛ ahanan ne mmiɛnsa, wowoo mmammarima ne mmammaa bi nso kaa ho.

16Eber dii mfeɛ aduasa ɛnan no, ɔwoo Peleg. 17Eber woo Peleg no, akyire yi, ɔtenaa ase mfeɛ ahanan ne aduasa, wowoo mmammarima ne mmammaa bi nso kaa ho.

18Peleg dii mfeɛ aduasa no, ɔwoo Reu. 19Peleg woo Reu no, akyire yi, ɔtenaa ase mfeɛ ahanu ne nkron, wowoo mmammarima ne mmammaa bi nso kaa ho.

20Reu dii mfeɛ aduasa mmienu no, ɔwoo Serug. 21Reu woo Serug no, akyire yi, ɔtenaa ase mfeɛ ahanu ne nson, wowoo mmammarima ne mmammaa bi nso kaa ho.

22Serug dii mfeɛ aduasa no, ɔwoo Nahor. 23Serug woo Nahor no, akyire yi, ɔtenaa ase mfeɛ ahanu wowoo mmammarima ne mmammaa bi nso kaa ho.

24Nahor dii mfeɛ aduonu nkron no, ɔwoo Tera. 25Nahor woo Tera no, akyire yi, ɔtenaa ase mfeɛ ɔha ne dunkron, wowoo mmammarima ne mmammaa bi nso kaa ho.

26Tera dii mfeɛ aduɔson no, ɔwoo Abram, Nahor ne Haran.

Tera Asefoɔ

27Yei ne Tera asefoɔ ho asɛm.

Tera woo Abram, Nahor ne Haran. Na Haran woo Lot. 28Ɛberɛ a Haran agya Tera te ase no, Haran wuu baabi a wɔwoo no a wɔfrɛ hɔ Ur a, ɛwɔ Kaldea asase so no. 29Abram ne Nahor warewareeɛ. Na Abram yere din de Sarai, na Nahor nso yere din de Milka a, na ɔyɛ Haran babaa. Saa Haran yi na ɔwowoo Milka ne Iska. 30Na Sarai yɛ obonini; na ɔnni ba.

31Tera faa ne babarima Abram ne ne nana Lot, a ɔyɛ Haran babarima ne nʼase baa Sarai, a na ɔyɛ ne babarima Abram yere no, ne wɔn nyinaa siim firii Ur a ɛwɔ Kaldea asase so sɛ, wɔrekɔ Kanaan asase so. Na wɔduruu Haran no, wɔtenaa hɔ.

32Tera dii mfeɛ ahanu ne enum, na ɔwuu wɔ Haran.