1Bere bi, na nnipa a wɔwɔ asase so nyinaa ka kasa koro. 2Saa nnipa yi tu baa apuei fam no, wɔbɛtoo asase tamaa wɔ Babilonia asase so, na wɔtenaa hɔ.
3Wosisee wɔn ho wɔn ho se, “Momma yentwa ntayaa na yɛnto mma ɛmmen yiye.” Na wɔde ntayaa ne ama na esi adan. 4Na wɔkae bio se, “Momma yɛnkyekye kurow kɛse, na yensi abantenten a ne sorɔnsorɔmmea du ɔsorosoro wɔ kurow no mu, na yennye din, na yɛanhwete wɔ asase so.”
5Awurade sian fii ɔsoro baa fam, behuu kurow kɛse a wɔrekyekyere no ne abantenten a wɔresi no. 6Awurade kae se, “Sɛ nnipa koro a wɔka kasa baako afi ase redi saa dwuma yi a, ɛno de biribiara a wɔbɔ wɔn tirim sɛ wɔbɛyɛ no renyɛ wɔn den. 7Mommra na yɛnkɔ asase so, na yɛnkɔtoto wɔn kasa, na obiara nnya ne kasa, sɛnea obiara nte ne yɔnko kasa.”
8Ɛnam eyi so maa Awurade hwetee nnipa no nyinaa mu ma wɔpetee asase so nyinaa, maa wogyaee kurow kɛse no kyekyere. 9Ɛno nti na wɔfrɛɛ kurow kɛse no Babel,11.9 Din Babel no kyerɛ basabasa wɔ Hebri kasa mu. efisɛ, ɛhɔ na Awurade totoo kasa baako a na wɔka wɔ wiase nyinaa saa bere no, maa wɔn kasa ahorow. Efi hɔ na Awurade hwetee nnipa no nyinaa mu ma wɔpetee asase so nyinaa.
Sem Awo Ntoatoaso
10Eyi ne Sem asefo ho asɛm.
Nsuyiri no akyi, mfe abien no a na Sem adi mfe ɔha no, ɔwoo Arfaksad. 11Sem woo Arfaksad akyi no ɔtenaa ase mfe ahannum, wowoo mmabarima ne mmabea bi nso kaa ho.
12Arfaksad nso dii mfe aduasa anum no, ɔwoo Sela. 13Arfaksad woo Sela akyi no ɔtenaa ase mfe ahannan ne abiɛsa, wowoo mmabarima ne mmabea bi nso kaa ho.
14Sela dii mfe aduasa no, ɔwoo Eber. 15Sela woo Eber akyi no ɔtenaa ase mfe ahannan ne abiɛsa, wowoo mmabarima ne mmabea bi nso kaa ho.
16Eber dii mfe aduasa anan no, ɔwoo Peleg. 17Eber woo Peleg akyi no ɔtenaa ase mfe ahannan ne aduasa, wowoo mmabarima ne mmabea bi nso kaa ho.
18Peleg dii mfe aduasa no, ɔwoo Reu. 19Peleg woo Reu akyi no ɔtenaa ase mfe ahannu ne akron, wowoo mmabarima ne mmabea bi nso kaa ho.
20Reu dii mfe aduasa abien no, ɔwoo Serug. 21Reu woo Serug akyi no ɔtenaa ase mfe ahannu ne ason, wowoo mmabarima ne mmabea bi nso kaa ho.
22Serug dii mfe aduasa no, ɔwoo Nahor. 23Serug woo Nahor akyi no ɔtenaa ase mfe ahannu wowoo mmabarima ne mmabea bi nso kaa ho.
24Nahor dii mfe aduonu akron no, ɔwoo Tera. 25Nahor woo Tera akyi no ɔtenaa ase mfe ɔha ne dunkron, wowoo mmabarima ne mmabea bi nso kaa ho.
26Tera dii mfe aduɔson no, ɔwoo Abram, Nahor ne Haran.
27Eyi ne Tera asefo ho asɛm.
Tera woo Abram, Nahor ne Haran. Na Haran woo Lot. 28Bere a Haran agya Tera te ase no, Haran wuu wɔ faako a wɔwoo no a wɔfrɛ hɔ Ur, a ɛwɔ Kaldea asase so no. 29Abram ne Nahor warewaree. Na Abram yere din de Sarai, na Nahor nso yere din de Milka a na ɔyɛ Haran babea. Saa Haran yi na ɔwoo Milka ne Iska. 30Na Sarai yɛ obonin; na onni ba.
31Tera faa ne babarima Abram ne ne nena Lot, a ɔyɛ Haran babarima ne nʼasebea Sarai, a na ɔyɛ ne babarima Abram yere no, ne wɔn nyinaa sii mu fii Ur a ɛwɔ Kaldea asase so sɛ wɔrekɔ Kanaan asase so. Na woduu Haran no, wɔtenaa hɔ.
32Tera dii mfe ahannu ne anum, na owui wɔ Haran.
1And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.11.1 language: Heb. lip.11.1 speech: Heb. words 2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.11.2 from…: or, eastward 3And 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 morter.11.3 they said…: Heb. a man said to his neighbour11.3 burn…: Heb. burn them to a burning 4And 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.
5And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6And 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. 7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. 8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9Therefore 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.11.9 Babel: that is, Confusion
10¶ These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood: 11And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 12And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah: 13And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. 14And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: 15And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. 16And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:11.16 Peleg: Gr. Phalec 17And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters. 18And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu: 19And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters. 20And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:11.20 Serug: Gr. Saruch 21And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters. 22And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor: 23And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 24And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:11.24 Terah: Gr. Thara 25And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters. 26And 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. 28And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. 29And 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. 30But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31And 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. 32And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.