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Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel the Elder - 1563
The Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1 - Genesis 11:9)
11:1 
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
 
11:2 
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.
11:3 
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 morter.
 
11:4 
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.
 
11:5 
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
 
11:6 
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.
 
11:7 
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
 
11:8 
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
 
11:9 
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.
11:10 
These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
 
11:11 
And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
11:12 
And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
 
11:13 
And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
11:14 
And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
 
11:15 
And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
11:16 
And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
 
11:17 
And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
11:18 
And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
 
11:19 
And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
11:20 
And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:
 

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