Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Mwanzo 11:1-32

Mnara Wa Babeli

1Wakati huo dunia yote ilikuwa na lugha moja na msemo mmoja. 211:2 Mwa 10:10Watu walipoelekea upande wa mashariki, wakafika kwenye tambarare katika nchi ya Shinari11:2 Shinari ndio Babeli. nao wakaishi huko.

311:3 Kut 1:14; 5:7; Yer 43:9; Isa 9:10; Amo 5:11; Mwa 14:10Wakasemezana wao kwa wao, “Njooni, tufyatue matofali na tuyachome vizuri kwa moto.” Walitumia matofali badala ya mawe, na lami kwa ajili ya kushikamanishia hayo matofali. 411:4 Kum 1:28; 6:10; 9:1; Ay 20:6; Yer 51:53; 31:10; 40:15; Mwa 6:4; 9:19; Kum 30:3; 4:27; 1Fal 22:17; Es 3:8; Za 44:11; Eze 6:8; Yoe 3:2Ndipo wakasema, “Njooni, tujijengee mji wenye mnara ambao utafika hadi mbinguni, ili tujipatie jina tusije tukatawanyika usoni pa dunia yote.”

511:5 Mwa 18:21; Kut 3:6-8; 19:11, 18-20; Za 18:9; 144:5Lakini Bwana akashuka ili auone mji na mnara ambao wanadamu waliokuwa wanaujenga. 6Bwana akasema, “Ikiwa kama taifa moja wanaozungumza lugha moja wameanza kufanya hili, basi hakuna lolote watakalopanga kufanya ambalo halitawezekana kwao. 711:7 Mwa 1:26; 42:23; Kum 28:49; Isa 28:11; 33:19; Yer 5:15; 1Kor 2:11Njooni, tushuke tuvuruge lugha yao ili wasielewane wao kwa wao.”

811:8 Mwa 9:19; Kum 32:8; Lk 1:51Hivyo Bwana akawatawanya kutoka mahali pale kwenda katika dunia yote, nao wakaacha kuujenga huo mji. 911:9 Mwa 10:10; Za 55:9; Mdo 2:5-11; Isa 2:10, 21; 13:14; 24:1Ndiyo maana pakaitwa Babeli, kwa sababu hapo ndipo Bwana alipoivuruga lugha ya dunia nzima. Kutoka hapo Bwana akawatawanya katika uso wa dunia yote.

Shemu Hadi Abramu

(1 Nyakati 1:24-27)

1011:10 Mwa 2:4; Lk 3:36Hivi ndivyo vizazi vya Shemu.

Miaka miwili baada ya gharika, Shemu alipokuwa na miaka 100, akamzaa Arfaksadi. 11Baada ya kumzaa Arfaksadi, Shemu aliishi miaka 500, akazaa watoto wengine wa kiume na wa kike.

1211:12 Lk 3:35Wakati Arfaksadi alipokuwa na miaka thelathini na mitano, akamzaa Shela. 13Baada ya Arfaksadi kumzaa Shela, aliishi miaka 403, akazaa watoto wengine wa kiume na wa kike.

14Shela alipokuwa na miaka thelathini, akamzaa Eberi. 15Shela baada ya kumzaa Eberi, aliishi miaka 403, akazaa watoto wengine wa kiume na wa kike.

16Eberi alipokuwa na miaka thelathini na minne, akamzaa Pelegi. 17Baada ya Eberi kumzaa Pelegi, aliishi miaka 430, akazaa watoto wengine wa kiume na wa kike.

18Pelegi alipokuwa na miaka thelathini, akamzaa Reu. 19Baada ya Pelegi kumzaa Reu, aliishi miaka 209, akazaa watoto wengine wa kiume na wa kike.

2011:20 Lk 3:35Reu alipokuwa na miaka thelathini na miwili, akamzaa Serugi. 21Baada ya Reu kumzaa Serugi, aliishi miaka 207, akazaa watoto wengine wa kiume na wa kike.

2211:22 Lk 3:34Serugi alipokuwa na miaka thelathini, akamzaa Nahori. 23Baada ya Serugi kumzaa Nahori, aliishi miaka 200, akazaa watoto wengine wa kiume na wa kike.

2411:24 Lk 3:34Nahori alipokuwa na miaka ishirini na tisa, akamzaa Tera. 25Baada ya Nahori kumzaa Tera, aliishi miaka 119, akazaa watoto wengine wa kiume na wa kike.

2611:26 Lk 3:34; Yos 24:2; 2Fal 19:12; Isa 37:12; Eze 27:23Tera alipokuwa na miaka sabini, akamzaa Abramu, Nahori na Harani.

Wazao Wa Tera

2711:27 Mwa 2:4; 31:53; 12:4; 13:1-5, 8, 12; 14:12; 19:1; Lk 17:28; 2Pet 2:5-7Hawa ndio wazao wa Tera.

Tera aliwazaa Abramu, Nahori na Harani. Harani akamzaa Loti. 2811:28 Mwa 15:7; Neh 9:7; Ay 1:17; 16:11; Eze 23:23; Mdo 7:4Tera alipokuwa bado hai, Harani akafa huko Uru ya Wakaldayo, nchi alimozaliwa. 2911:29 Mwa 22:20-23; 24:10-24; 29:5; 12:5; 16:1; 17:15Abramu na Nahori walioa. Mke wa Abramu aliitwa Sarai, na mke wa Nahori aliitwa Milka; Milka na Iska walikuwa watoto wa Harani. 3011:30 Mwa 16:1; 18:11; 25:21; 29:31; 30:1, 22; Amu 13:2; 1Sam 1:5; Za 113:9Sarai alikuwa tasa, hakuwa na watoto.

3111:31 Mwa 38:11; 10:19; 12:4; 27:43; 28:5-10; 29:4; Law 18:15; 20:21; Rut 1:6, 22; 2:20; 4:15; 1Sam 4:19; 1Nya 2:4; Mik 7:6; Eze 22:11; 27:23; Mdo 7:4; 2Fal 19:12Tera akamchukua Abramu mwanawe, Loti mwana wa Harani mwanawe, na Sarai mkwewe, mke wa Abramu mwanawe, wakatoka kwa pamoja katika Uru ya Wakaldayo kwenda nchi ya Kanaani. Lakini walipofika Harani, wakaishi huko.

3211:32 Yos 24:2Tera alikufa huko Harani akiwa na miaka 205.

King James Version

Genesis 11:1-32

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.