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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="heading passage-class-0" style="background-color: clear; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-top: 10px;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r6nNTk6x6fQ/URqK8gtK9ZI/AAAAAAAAJ4g/XAgUupZ1OgY/s1600/black+red.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r6nNTk6x6fQ/URqK8gtK9ZI/AAAAAAAAJ4g/XAgUupZ1OgY/s400/black+red.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://noeljones.org/" target="_blank"><i>For Your Eyes Only</i></a></span></b></td></tr></tbody></table><h3 style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Genesis 11</span></h3><div class="txt-sm" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">English Standard Version (ESV)</span></b></div></div><div class="passage version-ESV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="background-color: clear; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Gen-11-1" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Gen-11-1" id="en-ESV-268" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The Tower of Babel</span></h3><div class="chapter-2" style="font-size: 16px;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 1.25em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><br /></span></span></b></div><div class="chapter-2" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">1</span></span><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; font-size: 1.25em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;">&nbsp;</span>Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-2" id="en-ESV-269" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">2&nbsp;</sup>And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-269A&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference A&quot;&gt;A&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>the land of Shinar and settled there.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-3" id="en-ESV-270" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">3&nbsp;</sup>And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone,&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-270B&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference B&quot;&gt;B&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>and bitumen for mortar.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-4" id="en-ESV-271" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">4&nbsp;</sup>Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-271C&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference C&quot;&gt;C&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-5" id="en-ESV-272" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">5&nbsp;</sup>And&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-272D&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference D&quot;&gt;D&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>the&nbsp;<span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span>&nbsp;came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-6" id="en-ESV-273" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">6&nbsp;</sup>And the&nbsp;<span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord&nbsp;</span>said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-7" id="en-ESV-274" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">7&nbsp;</sup>Come,&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-274E&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference E&quot;&gt;E&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another's speech.”</span><span class="text Gen-11-8" id="en-ESV-275" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">8&nbsp;</sup>So&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-275F&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference F&quot;&gt;F&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>the&nbsp;<span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span>&nbsp;dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-9" id="en-ESV-276" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">9&nbsp;</sup>Therefore its name was called&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-276G&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference G&quot;&gt;G&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>Babel, because there the&nbsp;<span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span>&nbsp;confused<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-ESV-276a&quot; title=&quot;See footnote a&quot;&gt;a&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+11&amp;version=ESV#fen-ESV-276a" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: initial; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote a">a</a>]</sup>&nbsp;the language of all the earth. And from there the&nbsp;<span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span>&nbsp;dispersed them over the face of all the earth.</span></span></b></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Gen-11-10" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Gen-11-10" id="en-ESV-277" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Shem's Descendants</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-10" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-10"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">10&nbsp;</sup><sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-277H&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference H&quot;&gt;H&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-11" id="en-ESV-278"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">11&nbsp;</sup>And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad 500 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-12" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-12" id="en-ESV-279"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">12&nbsp;</sup>When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he fathered Shelah.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-13" id="en-ESV-280"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">13&nbsp;</sup>And Arpachshad lived after he fathered Shelah 403 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-14" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-14" id="en-ESV-281"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">14&nbsp;</sup>When Shelah had lived 30 years, he fathered Eber.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-15" id="en-ESV-282"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">15&nbsp;</sup>And Shelah lived after he fathered Eber 403 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-16" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-16" id="en-ESV-283"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">16&nbsp;</sup>When Eber had lived 34 years, he fathered Peleg.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-17" id="en-ESV-284"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">17&nbsp;</sup>And Eber lived after he fathered Peleg 430 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-18" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-18" id="en-ESV-285"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">18&nbsp;</sup>When Peleg had lived 30 years, he fathered Reu.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-19" id="en-ESV-286"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">19&nbsp;</sup>And Peleg lived after he fathered Reu 209 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-20" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-20" id="en-ESV-287"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">20&nbsp;</sup>When Reu had lived 32 years, he fathered Serug.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-21" id="en-ESV-288"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">21&nbsp;</sup>And Reu lived after he fathered Serug 207 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-22" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-22" id="en-ESV-289"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">22&nbsp;</sup>When Serug had lived 30 years, he fathered Nahor.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-23" id="en-ESV-290"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">23&nbsp;</sup>And Serug lived after he fathered Nahor 200 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-24" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-24" id="en-ESV-291"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">24&nbsp;</sup>When&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-291I&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference I&quot;&gt;I&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>Nahor had lived 29 years, he fathered Terah.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-25" id="en-ESV-292"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">25&nbsp;</sup>And Nahor lived after he fathered Terah 119 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><span class="text Gen-11-26" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></b></span></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><span class="text Gen-11-26" id="en-ESV-293" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">26&nbsp;</sup>When&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-293J&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference J&quot;&gt;J&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>Terah had lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.</b></span></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Gen-11-27" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Gen-11-27" id="en-ESV-294" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Terah's Descendants</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-27" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-27"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">27&nbsp;</sup>Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-28" id="en-ESV-295"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">28&nbsp;</sup>Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his kindred, in Ur of the Chaldeans.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-29" id="en-ESV-296"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">29&nbsp;</sup>And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram's wife was&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-296K&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference K&quot;&gt;K&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife,&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-296L&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference L&quot;&gt;L&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-30" id="en-ESV-297"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">30&nbsp;</sup>Now Sarai was barren; she had no child.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-31" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-31" id="en-ESV-298"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">31&nbsp;</sup>Terah&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-298M&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference M&quot;&gt;M&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife, and they went forth together&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-298N&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference N&quot;&gt;N&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-32" id="en-ESV-299"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">32&nbsp;</sup>The days of Terah were 205 years, and Terah died in Haran.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-32"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-32"><br /></span></b></div><div class="footnotes" style="font-size: 16px;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://2.gvt0.com/vi/wqYyQInnx_Y/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wqYyQInnx_Y&fs=1&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/wqYyQInnx_Y&fs=1&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><h4 style="font-size: 1em; margin: 16px 0px; text-align: center;"></h4><h4 style="font-size: 1em; margin: 16px 0px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 1em;">Footnotes:</span></h4><ol type="a"><li id="fen-ESV-276a"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+11&amp;version=ESV#en-ESV-276" style="text-decoration: initial;" title="Go to Genesis 11:9"><span style="color: blue;">Genesis 11:9</span></a><span style="color: #444444;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: blue;"><i>Babel</i>&nbsp;sounds like the Hebrew for&nbsp;<i>confused</i></span></span></b></li></ol><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><i>~~~~~</i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><i>Father, thank You for teaching us how to respect our differences. &nbsp;We are grateful to see You expressed in each other in Jesus name, amen.</i></b></span></div></div></div></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="heading passage-class-0" style="background-color: clear; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-top: 10px;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r6nNTk6x6fQ/URqK8gtK9ZI/AAAAAAAAJ4g/XAgUupZ1OgY/s1600/black+red.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r6nNTk6x6fQ/URqK8gtK9ZI/AAAAAAAAJ4g/XAgUupZ1OgY/s400/black+red.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://noeljones.org/" target="_blank"><i>For Your Eyes Only</i></a></span></b></td></tr></tbody></table><h3 style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Genesis 11</span></h3><div class="txt-sm" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">English Standard Version (ESV)</span></b></div></div><div class="passage version-ESV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="background-color: clear; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Gen-11-1" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Gen-11-1" id="en-ESV-268" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The Tower of Babel</span></h3><div class="chapter-2" style="font-size: 16px;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 1.25em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><br /></span></span></b></div><div class="chapter-2" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">1</span></span><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; font-size: 1.25em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;">&nbsp;</span>Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-2" id="en-ESV-269" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">2&nbsp;</sup>And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-269A&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference A&quot;&gt;A&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>the land of Shinar and settled there.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-3" id="en-ESV-270" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">3&nbsp;</sup>And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone,&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-270B&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference B&quot;&gt;B&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>and bitumen for mortar.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-4" id="en-ESV-271" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">4&nbsp;</sup>Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-271C&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference C&quot;&gt;C&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-5" id="en-ESV-272" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">5&nbsp;</sup>And&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-272D&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference D&quot;&gt;D&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>the&nbsp;<span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span>&nbsp;came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-6" id="en-ESV-273" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">6&nbsp;</sup>And the&nbsp;<span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord&nbsp;</span>said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-7" id="en-ESV-274" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">7&nbsp;</sup>Come,&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-274E&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference E&quot;&gt;E&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another's speech.”</span><span class="text Gen-11-8" id="en-ESV-275" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">8&nbsp;</sup>So&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-275F&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference F&quot;&gt;F&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>the&nbsp;<span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span>&nbsp;dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-9" id="en-ESV-276" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">9&nbsp;</sup>Therefore its name was called&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-276G&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference G&quot;&gt;G&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>Babel, because there the&nbsp;<span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span>&nbsp;confused<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-ESV-276a&quot; title=&quot;See footnote a&quot;&gt;a&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+11&amp;version=ESV#fen-ESV-276a" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: initial; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote a">a</a>]</sup>&nbsp;the language of all the earth. And from there the&nbsp;<span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span>&nbsp;dispersed them over the face of all the earth.</span></span></b></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Gen-11-10" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Gen-11-10" id="en-ESV-277" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Shem's Descendants</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-10" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-10"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">10&nbsp;</sup><sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-277H&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference H&quot;&gt;H&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-11" id="en-ESV-278"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">11&nbsp;</sup>And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad 500 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-12" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-12" id="en-ESV-279"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">12&nbsp;</sup>When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he fathered Shelah.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-13" id="en-ESV-280"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">13&nbsp;</sup>And Arpachshad lived after he fathered Shelah 403 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-14" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-14" id="en-ESV-281"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">14&nbsp;</sup>When Shelah had lived 30 years, he fathered Eber.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-15" id="en-ESV-282"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">15&nbsp;</sup>And Shelah lived after he fathered Eber 403 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-16" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-16" id="en-ESV-283"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">16&nbsp;</sup>When Eber had lived 34 years, he fathered Peleg.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-17" id="en-ESV-284"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">17&nbsp;</sup>And Eber lived after he fathered Peleg 430 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-18" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-18" id="en-ESV-285"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">18&nbsp;</sup>When Peleg had lived 30 years, he fathered Reu.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-19" id="en-ESV-286"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">19&nbsp;</sup>And Peleg lived after he fathered Reu 209 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-20" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-20" id="en-ESV-287"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">20&nbsp;</sup>When Reu had lived 32 years, he fathered Serug.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-21" id="en-ESV-288"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">21&nbsp;</sup>And Reu lived after he fathered Serug 207 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-22" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-22" id="en-ESV-289"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">22&nbsp;</sup>When Serug had lived 30 years, he fathered Nahor.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-23" id="en-ESV-290"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">23&nbsp;</sup>And Serug lived after he fathered Nahor 200 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-24" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-24" id="en-ESV-291"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">24&nbsp;</sup>When&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-291I&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference I&quot;&gt;I&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>Nahor had lived 29 years, he fathered Terah.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-25" id="en-ESV-292"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">25&nbsp;</sup>And Nahor lived after he fathered Terah 119 years and had other sons and daughters.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><span class="text Gen-11-26" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></b></span></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><span class="text Gen-11-26" id="en-ESV-293" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">26&nbsp;</sup>When&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-293J&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference J&quot;&gt;J&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>Terah had lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.</b></span></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Gen-11-27" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Gen-11-27" id="en-ESV-294" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Terah's Descendants</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-27" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-27"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">27&nbsp;</sup>Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-28" id="en-ESV-295"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">28&nbsp;</sup>Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his kindred, in Ur of the Chaldeans.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-29" id="en-ESV-296"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">29&nbsp;</sup>And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram's wife was&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-296K&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference K&quot;&gt;K&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife,&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-296L&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference L&quot;&gt;L&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-30" id="en-ESV-297"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">30&nbsp;</sup>Now Sarai was barren; she had no child.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-31" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Gen-11-31" id="en-ESV-298"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">31&nbsp;</sup>Terah&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-298M&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference M&quot;&gt;M&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife, and they went forth together&nbsp;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-ESV-298N&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference N&quot;&gt;N&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there.</span>&nbsp;<span class="text Gen-11-32" id="en-ESV-299"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">32&nbsp;</sup>The days of Terah were 205 years, and Terah died in Haran.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-32"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Gen-11-32"><br /></span></b></div><div class="footnotes" style="font-size: 16px;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://2.gvt0.com/vi/wqYyQInnx_Y/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wqYyQInnx_Y&fs=1&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/wqYyQInnx_Y&fs=1&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><h4 style="font-size: 1em; margin: 16px 0px; text-align: center;"></h4><h4 style="font-size: 1em; margin: 16px 0px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 1em;">Footnotes:</span></h4><ol type="a"><li id="fen-ESV-276a"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+11&amp;version=ESV#en-ESV-276" style="text-decoration: initial;" title="Go to Genesis 11:9"><span style="color: blue;">Genesis 11:9</span></a><span style="color: #444444;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: blue;"><i>Babel</i>&nbsp;sounds like the Hebrew for&nbsp;<i>confused</i></span></span></b></li></ol><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><i>~~~~~</i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><i>Father, thank You for teaching us how to respect our differences. &nbsp;We are grateful to see You expressed in each other in Jesus name, amen.</i></b></span></div></div></div></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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