I. IN the beginning God made the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was invisible and unfurnished and there was darkness over this abyss; and a breath of God was brought on above the water. 3 And God said, "Let there be Light;" and there was light. 4 And God saw the light that it was good. And God made a separation between the light and the darkness. 5 And God called the light day; and the darkness he called night. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The first day.
6 Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water; and let it make a separation between water and water." And it was so. 7 God made the firmament; and God made a separation between the water which was below the firmament and the water which was above the firmament. 8 And God called the firmament, heaven. And God saw that it was good. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The second day.
9 Then God said, "Let the water which is below the heaven be gathered into one receptacle and let the dry land appear." And it was so. The waters which were below the heaven were gathered into their several collections, and the dry land appeared. 10 And God called the dry land, earth; and the collections of the waters he called, seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, "Let the earth produce the grassy plant with sowing seed according to kind and according to likeness, and the fruit bearing tree together with the fruit, the seed of which is in it according to kind, upon the earth." And it was so. 12 The earth indeed produced the grassy plant with sowing seed according to kind and according to likeness, and the fruit tree together with fruit, the seed of which is in it, according to kind, in the earth. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The third day.
14 Then God said, "Let there be luminaries in the firmament of heaven, to give light on the earth; to make a separation between the day and the night: and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years; 15 and let them be for an illumination in the firmament of heaven so as to shine on the earth." And it was so. 16 God indeed made the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for the regulations of the day, and the lesser luminary, with the stars, for the regulations of the night. 17 And God placed them in the firmament of heaven so as to shine on the earth, 18 and to regulate the day and the night, and to make a division between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The fourth day.
20 Then God said, "Let the waters produce moving creatures having life; and winged creatures flying above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." And it was so. 21 God indeed made the great sea monsters and every species of moving animals which the waters produced according to their kinds, and every winged flying creature according to kind. 22 And God saw that they were good. And God blessed them saying, "Increase and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let flying creatures be multiplied on the earth." 23 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The fifth day.
24 Then God said, "Let the earth produce animal life according to kind; four footed beasts and reptiles and wild beasts of the earth according to kind." And it was so. 25 God indeed made the wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and the cattle according to their kind, and all the reptiles of the earth according to kind. And God saw that they were good. 26 Then God said, "Let us make man after our image and after a likeness; and let them have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the cattle, and the whole earth, and all the reptiles which creep on the earth." 27 So God made man. After an image of God he made him. A male and a female he made them. 28 And God blessed them saying, "Increase and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all the cattle, and all the earth, and all the reptiles which creep on the earth." 29 Moreover God said, "Behold I have given you every seed bearing plant, the sowing seed which is on the whole earth, and every tree which hath in itself the fruit of seminal seed, you shall have for food: 30 And to all the beasts of the earth, and to all the birds of the air, and to every reptile, on the earth, which hath in it animal life, I have also given every green herb for food." And it was so. 31 And God saw all the things which he had made, and behold they were very good. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The sixth day.
II. Thus were finished the heaven and the earth and all the arrangement of them. 2 And God finished on the sixth day these his works which he made; and on the seventh day he desisted from all these works of his which he made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it; because on it he rested from all these works of his which God had taken occasion to make.
4 This is the genealogy of heaven and earth. When they were made,—on the day when the Lord God had made the heaven and the earth, 5 and all the verdure of the field, before it was on the earth, and every herb of the field, before it sprang up, (for God had not rained on the earth, nor was there a man to till it; 6 but a fountain ascended out of the earth and watered the whole face of the ground,) 7 then God formed the man, dust from the earth, and breathed upon his face a breath of life, and the man became a living soul. 8 And God planted a garden in Eden towards the east and placed there the man whom he had made. 9 And God caused to spring up there also out of that ground every tree beautiful to the sight and good for food, and the tree of life in the middle of the garden, and the tree for the purpose of knowing what was to be known of good and evil.
10 Now a river issueth out of Eden to water the garden: thence it is divided into four heads. 11 The name of the first is Physon. This is that which encircleth the whole country Evilat, where there is gold, and the gold of that country is good. 12 There also is the carbuncle and the Prasian stone. And the name of the second river is Geon. 13 This is that which encircleth the whole country of Ethiopia. 14 And the third river is Tigris, This is that which floweth down over against the Assyrians. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the Lord God took the man whom he had made, and placed him in this garden of pleasure to work it and to watch. 16 And the Lord God gave a charge to Adam, saying, "Of every tree which is in the garden for food, thou mightest have eaten; 17 but from this tree, that you may know good and evil, you must not eat of it. On the day you eat of it, by death you shall die."
18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone: let us make for him a helper correspondent to himself." 19 Now God had also formed out of the earth all the beasts of the field, and all the birds of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all the cattle, and to all the fowls of the air, and to all the wild beasts of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper like himself. 21 Then God brought an ecstasy upon Adam and caused him to sleep, and took one of his ribs and filled up flesh instead thereof. 22 And God built up the rib, which he took from Adam, into a woman, and brought her to Adam. 23 And Adam said, "This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh, let her be called Woman." Because she was taken out of her man, 24 therefore a man is to leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
III. Now the two, both Adam and his wife were naked, and were not ashamed. But the serpent was the wisest of all the beasts on the earth which the Lord God had made, and the serpent said to the woman, "Why hath God said, you must not eat of every tree of the garden?" 2 And the woman said to the serpent, 3 "Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God said, You shall not eat of it, nor touch it, that you may not die." 4 And the serpent said to the woman, "You will not by death die. 5 For God knew that in the day you eat thereof, your eyes would be opened and you would be like gods knowing good and evil." 6 And the woman saw that the tree was good for food; and that it is delightful to see with the eyes; and that to exercise understanding is comely, so having taken some of the fruit thereof, she ate and gave also to her husband with her. 7 And when they had eaten, the eyes of them both were opened, and they perceived that they were naked. And they sewed together fig leaves and made for themselves girdles. 8 And when they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the evening, both Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God, among the trees of the garden.
9 And the Lord God called Adam and said to him, "Adam, where art thou?" And he said to him, "I heard the sound of thee walking in the garden and I was afraid, because I am naked, and I hid myself." 11 And God said to him, "Who told thee that thou art naked, if so be thou hast not eaten of the tree of which alone I commanded thee not to eat of this?" And Adam said, 12 "The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I did eat." 13 And the Lord God said to the woman, "Why hast thou done this?" And the woman said, "The serpent seduced me and I ate." 14 And the Lord God said to the serpent, "Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed from all the cattle and from all the beasts which are upon the earth. Upon thy breast and belly thou shalt go and shalt eat earth all the days of thy life. 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman; and between thy seed and her seed. 16 He will wound thy head, and thou wilt wound his heel." And to the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply thy sorrows and thy anguish. With sorrows thou shalt bear children and to thy husband shall be thy recourse, and he shall rule over thee." 17 And to Adam he said, "Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and eaten of the tree of which alone I commanded thee not to eat, the ground is cursed by thy labours. With sorrows thou shalt eat of it all the days of thy life. 18 Thorns and thistles it shall cause to spring up for thee, and thou shalt eat the herbs of the field. 19 By the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat thy bread until thou return into the earth out of which thou wast taken; for earth thou art and to earth thou shalt return."
20 And Adam called the name of his wife Life, because she was to be the mother of all the living. 21 And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife garments of skin and cloathed them.
22 And God said, "Behold Adam was made like one of us to know good and evil. And now perhaps he may stretch forth his hand and take of the tree of life and eat, so shall he live for ever." 23 So the Lord God sent him out of the garden of pleasure to till the ground out of which he was taken. And when he put Adam out he caused him to dwell over against the garden of pleasure and stationed the Cherubim and the whirling flame of fire to keep the way to the tree of life.
IV. And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and brought forth Cain, and said, 2 "I have gotten a man from God." And again she brought forth his brother Abel. And Abel became a keeper of sheep, and Cain tilled the ground. 3 And when in process of time Cain brought of the fruits of the earth a sacrifice to the Lord, and Abel also brought, he indeed of the firstlings of his flock even some of the fattest of them, God looked upon Abel and on his gifts; 5 but upon Cain and upon his sacrifices he did not look with regard. Thereupon Cain was exceedingly grieved and his countenance became dejected. 6 And the Lord God said to Cain, "Why art thou become sorrowful and why is thy countenance dejected?" 7 Though thou hast offered right, yet if thou hast not rightly divided, hast thou not sinned? Be composed. To thee shall be his recourse, and thou shalt rule over him."
8 Then Cain said to Abel his brother, "Let us go into the plain." And when they were in the plain, Cain rose upon Abel his brother and slew him. 9 And when the Lord God said to Cain, "Where is Abel thy brother?" he said I know not. Am I my brother's keeper? 10 Then the Lord said, "What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth to me out of the ground. 11 Now therefore thou art cursed from this land, which hath opened its mouth to receive the blood of thy brother from thy hand. When thou tillest the ground, it will not henceforth yield thee its strength. Thou shalt be in a state of anguish and terror in this land." 12 And Cain said to the Lord God, "Is my fault too great to be forgiven? If thou castest me out this day from the face of this land and I be hid from thy presence and be in a state of anguish and terror in the land, it will come to pass that whoever findeth me will kill me." 15 And the Lord said to him, "Not so. Whosoever killeth Cain shall suffer seven fold vengeance." And the Lord God gave a sign to Cain, that whoever found him would not kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the presence of God and dwelt in the land of Naid over against Eden. 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and brought forth Enoch. And he employed himself in building a city and he called the city Enoch after his son's name. 18 And to Enoch was born Gaidad; and Gaidad begot Maleleel, and Maleleel begot Mathousala, and Mathousala got Lamech. And Lamech took to himself two wives. The name of the first was Ada; and the name of the second Sella.20 And Ada bore Jobel. He was the father of them who dwell in tents, feeding cattle. And the name of his brother was Joubal. 22 He was the inventor of the psaltery and kithara. As for Sella, she also bore Thobel, and he was a smith, a manufacturer of brass and iron; and the sister of Thobel was Noema. And Lamech said to his wives Ada and Sella,
23 " Hearken to my voice, ye wives of Lamech,
" Listen attentively to my words.
" For have I slain a man that I should be wounded,
" And a young man that I should be hurt?
24 " For seven fold vengeance was to be taken for Cain;
" But for Lamech will be taken seventy times seven."
25 And Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived and brought forth a son and called his name Seth, saying, "For God hath raised up for me another seed in the place of Abel whom Cain slew." 26 And Seth had a son; and he called his name Enos. He hoped that he would invoke the name of the Lord God.
V. This is the genealogy of men.
2 On the day God made Adam, he made him after an image of God. A male and a female he made them, and blessed them. And he called his name Adam on the day he made them. 3 And Adam lived two hundred and thirty years, and begot a son after his own likeness and after his own image, and called his name Seth. 4 And the days of Adam which he lived after he begot Seth were seven hundred years, and he begot sons and daughters. 5 So all the days of Adam which he lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.
6 And Seth lived two hundred and five years and begot Enos. And Seth lived after he begot Enos seven hundred and seven years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
9 And Enos lived one hundred and ninety years and begot Kainan. And Enos lived after he begot Kainan seven hundred and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he died.
12 And Kainan lived one hundred and seventy years and got Maleleel. And Kainan lived after he begot Maleleel seven hundred and forty years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Kainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.
15 And Maleleel lived one hundred and sixty five years and begot Jared. And Maleleel lived after he begot Jared seven hundred and thirty years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Maleleel were eight hundred and ninety five years, and he died.
18 And Jared lived one hundred and sixty two years and begot Enoch. And Jared lived after he begot Enoch eight hundred years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty two years, and he died.
21 And Enoch lived one hundred and sixty five years and begot Mathousala. And Enoch continued to please God after he begot Mathousala two hundred years and begot sons and daughters. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty five years. And Enoch continued to please God and was not found, for God translated him.
25 And Mathousala lived one hundred and eighty seven years and begot Lamech. And Mathousala lived after he begot Lamech seven hundred and eighty two years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Mathousala which he lived were nine hundred and sixty nine years, and he died.
28 And Lamech lived one hundred and eighty eight years and begot a son and called his name Noe, saying "This child will cause us to cease from our works and from the toils of our hands and from the earth which the Lord hath cursed. And Lamech lived after he begot Noe five hundred and sixty five years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and fifty three years, and he died.
VI. And Noe was five hundred years old and he had three sons, Sem, Cham, Japheth. And it came to pass when the men began to be multiplied on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God seeing the daughters of men that they were fair, took to themselves wives of all whom they chose: 3 then the Lord God said, "My breath must not continue in these men to this age, because they are flesh; their days however, shall be an hundred and twenty years." Now there were giants on the earth in those days, and after that when the sons of God went in unto the daughters of men and they bore to them. 5 These were the giants of old, the men of renown. So when the Lord God saw that the wickedness of the men on the earth was multiplied, and that every one was in his heart studiously and continually bent upon evils, 6 God was grieved that he had made man on the earth. 7 And God came to a determination and said, "I will blot out from the face of this earth the man I have made, both man and beast; both reptiles and birds of the air. 8 For I am grieved that I made them. But Noe found favour in the sight of the Lord God.
9 Now these are the generations of Noe. Noe was a just man; and being perfect in the tenor of his life, Noe pleased God. 10 And Noe had three sons, Sem, Cham, Japheth. Now the earth was corrupt before God; 11 and the earth was filled with iniquity. 12 And God beheld the earth and it was corrupt. Because all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth; therefore the Lord God said to Noe, 13 "The time of every man is come before me. Because the earth is filled with iniquity by their means, therefore behold I am going to destroy them and the earth. Make therefore for thyself an ark of squared timber. 14 Thou shalt make the ark with small apartments, and pitch it on the inside and outside with pitch. 15 And in this manner thou shalt make the ark. Three hundred cubits shall be the length of the ark, and fifty cubits the breadth, and thirty cubits the height thereof. 16 In building the ark thou shalt narrow the breadth and finish it above at a cubit. And thou shalt make the door of the ark out of the sides. With lower, second and third stories thou shalt make it. 17 Now behold I am going to bring a flood of water upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven, and all that are on the earth shall die; and I will establish my covenant with thee. 18 Thou therefore shalt go into the ark, thou and thy sons and thy wife and thy sons' wives with thee. 19 And of all the cattle, and of all the reptiles, and of all the wild beasts, even of all flesh thou shalt bring into the ark a pair of every sort, that thou mayest nourish them with thyself. 20 They shall be a male with a female. Of all the winged fowls according to kind, and of all the cattle according to kind, and of all the reptiles which creep on the earth according to their kind, pairs of every sort shall come to thee, a male with a female, to be fed with thee. 21 Thou shalt therefore take to thee of all the varieties of food which you eat, and collect it to thee, and it shall be for thee and for them to eat."
22 And Noe did all that the Lord God commanded him; and when he had done so, VII. the Lord God said to Noe, "Go into the ark, thou and all thy family, for I have seen thee righteous before me in this generation. 2 And of all the cattle which are clean take thee seven pairs, a male with a female, and of all the cattle which are not clean, pairs, a male with a female; 3 and of the birds of the air which are clean, seven pairs, male and female, and of all the birds which are not clean, pairs, male and female, to nourish seed on the earth. 4 For yet seven days and I bring rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights. And I will blot out from the face of the whole earth all the raised which I made."
5 And Noe did all that the Lord God commanded him. 6 Now Noe was six hundred years old when the deluge of water came on the earth. 7 And Noe and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him went into the ark 8 on account of the water of the deluge. And of the fowls which were clean and of the fowls which were not clean, and of the beasts which were clean and of the beasts which were not clean, and of all the reptiles which creep on the earth, 9 pairs went to Noe into the ark, a male with a female as God commanded Noe. 10 And it came to pass after the seven days that the water of the flood came on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noe's life, the second month and twenty seventh day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the abyss were burst open 12 and the cataracts of heaven were opened, and there came rain on the earth forty days and forty nights. 13 On that day Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth, the sons of Noe, and Noe's wife and the three wives of his sons with him went into the ark: 14 And all the beasts according to kind, and all the cattle according to kind, and every moving reptile on the earth according to its kind, 15 and every kind of winged fowls went to Noe into the ark, two and two, a male and a female of all flesh in which is the breath of life. 16 And when they, that were going in, male and female of all flesh, had gone in as God commanded Noe, the Lord God shut up the ark on the outside, 17 and the deluge came on the earth forty days and forty nights. And the water increased exceedingly and lifted up the ark, and it was raised up from the earth. 18 And the water prevailed and was exceedingly increased on the earth: And the ark was borne up above the water. 19 Still the water prevailed more and more on the earth and covered all the high mountains which were under the heaven. 20 Fifteen cubits above was the water raised when it had covered all the high mountains. 21 And all animate flesh on the earth of fowls and cattle and wild beasts and every moving reptile on the earth and every man died. 22 Every thing which hath the breath of life, even every thing which was on the dry land died. 23 It swept away every thing raised up, which was on the face of the earth, man and cattle and reptiles and the fowls of the air. They were swept away from the earth, and Noe alone was left and they who were with him in the ark. 24 And the water was raised up above the earth a hundred and fifty days.
VIII. Now God had remembered Noe and all the beasts and all the cattle and all the fowls and all the reptiles which creep, even all that were with him in the ark; and God brought a wind over the earth and aswaged the water. 2 And the fountains of the abyss were shut up and also the cataracts of heaven and the rain from heaven was stayed: and the water running off from the earth subsided; 3 so after a hundred and fifty days the water was lessened and the ark grounded in the seventh month and twenty seventh day of the month upon the mountains of Ararat. 4 Still the water continued to lessen till the tenth month. 5 And in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared. 6 And after forty days Noe opened the window which he had made in the ark and sent forth a raven; 7 and it having gone out did not return till the water was dried up from the earth. 8 So he sent out after it the dove to see if the water was abated from the earth; 9 and the dove finding no resting place for its feet, returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the whole face of the earth. Therefore he stretched out his hand and brought it to him into the ark. 10 And having waited yet other seven days, he again sent forth the dove out of the ark, 11 and towards evening the dove returned to him and it had an olive leaf, a dry leaf in its bill. 12 So Noe knew that the water was abated from the earth. And having waited yet other seven days he again sent out the dove, and it returned to him no more.
13 And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year of Noe's life, in the first month and the first day of the month, the water was gone from the earth; and Noe removed the covering of the ark which he had made, and he saw that the water was gone from the face of the earth. 14 And in the second month and twenty seventh day of the month, 15 when the ground was dry, the Lord God spoke to Noe saying, 16 "Go forth out of the ark, thou and thy wife and thy sons and thy sons' wives with thee, and all the beasts which are with thee, even all flesh both of fowls and cattle. 17 Take out also with thee every moving reptile on the earth, and be ye fruitful and multiplied on the earth." 18 So Noe and his wife and his sons and his sons' wives with him went out. 19 And all the beasts and all the cattle and every fowl and every moving reptile on the earth according to their kind, went forth out of the ark. 20 And Noe built an altar to the Lord, and took of all the cattle which are clean and of all the fowls which are clean, 21 and offered them up upon the altar for a whole homage offering. And the Lord God smelled a sweet savour, and the Lord God having come to a determination, said, "I will no more curse the ground on account of the works of men. Though the imagination of man is studiously bent upon evils from his youth, I will not on that account again smite all living flesh, as I have done. 22 While the earth continueth, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and spring, with a succession of day and night shall not cease."
IX. Then God blessed Noe and his sons and said to them, "Increase and multiply and replenish the earth and have dominion over it; 2 and let the fear and the dread of you be upon all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds of the air, and on all that move on the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea. To you I have subjected them and every reptile which hath life. They shall be food for you. 3 As the herb of grass I have given you them all. 4 But flesh with the blood of life you shall not eat. 5 For with regard to your blood of your lives, I will indeed make inquisition for it at the hand of the beasts. At the hand of a man's brother I will make inquisition for the life of man. 6 He who sheddeth man's blood shall for it have his own blood poured out; for in an image of God I have made man. 7 As for you therefore be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and have dominion over it."
8 Moreover God spoke to Noe and to his sons with him, saying, 10 "Behold I renew my covenant with you and with your seed after you, and with every living creature with you both birds and cattle and with all the wild beasts of the earth which are with you; even with all that went out of the ark. 11 And this covenant of mine I will lay before you. All flesh shall no more die by the water of a deluge; nor shall there any more be a deluge of water to destroy the whole earth."
12 Moreover the Lord God said to Noe, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature which is with you for perpetual generations. 13 This bow of mine I place in the clouds and it shall be for a sign of the covenant between me and the earth, 14 so that when I cause clouds to gather upon the earth, 15 the bow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember this my covenant, which is between me and you and every life living in all flesh, and the water shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When this my bow shall be in the cloud, I will look that I may remember the everlasting covenant between me and the earth and life living in all flesh which is on the earth. 17 Therefore (said God to Noe) this is the sign of the covenant which I have made between me and all flesh which is on the earth."
18 Now these were the sons of Noe who went out of the ark, Sem, Cham, and Japheth. 19 And Cham was the father of Chanaan. These three are the sons of Noe. From them men were disseminated over the whole earth.
20 Now Noe being a husbandman, began and planted a vineyard, 21 and he drank of the wine and was intoxicated and uncovered in his house. 22 And Cham, the father of Chanaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and going out told his two brothers without. 23 Whereupon Sem and Japheth took the garment and put it on both their shoulders, and went backwards and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces being turned from him, 24 they did not see the nakedness of their father.
25 And when Noe recovered from the wine and knew what his younger son had done to him, he said,
" Ah devoted Chanaan!
" To his brethren he will be a domestic servant.
26 Moreover he said,
" Blessed be the Lord God of Sem:
" And let Chanaan be his domestic servant.
27" God make room for Japheth!
" And let him dwell in the tents of Sem,
" And let Chanaan become his servant."
28 And Noe lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29 So all the days of Noe were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.
X. Now these are the generations of the sons of Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth, to whom sons were born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth, Gamer, and Magog and Madoi and Jovan and Elisa and Thobel and Mosoch and Theiras. 3 And the sons of Gamer, Aschanaz and Riphath and Thorgama. 4 And the children of Jovan, Elisa, and the Tharsians, Ketians, Rhodians. 5 By these the islands of the nations were set apart in their land, each according to their language in their tribes and in their nations.
6 And the sons of Cham; Chous, and Mesrain, Phoud and Chanaan. 7 And the children of Chous; Saba and Evila and Sabatha and Regma and Sabathaka. 8 And the sons of Regma; Saba and Dadan. And Chous begot Nebrod. 9 He began to be a giant on the earth. He was a giant hunter before the Lord God. For this cause they say, "Like Nebrod the giant hunter before the Lord." 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babylon and Orech and Archad and Chalane in the land of Senaar. 11 From this land Assour went out and builded Ninive and the city Rooboth and Chalach and Dase, 12 between Ninive and Chalach. This was the great city. 13 And Mesrain begot the Loudieims and the Nephthaleims, and the Enemetieims, and Labieims, and Patrosonieims, and the Chasmonieims 14 (from whom descended the Phillistines) and the Gaphthorieims. And Chanaan begot Sidon his first born, 15 and Chettaius, and Jebousaius and Amoraius and Gergasaius and Evaius and Aroukaius and Asennaius and Aradius and Samaraius and Amathius. 19 And after this the tribes of the Chananites were dispersed. And the boundaries of the Chananites were from Sidon extending to Gerara and Gaza, thence extending to Sodom and Gomorra, Adama and Seboin even to Dasa. 20 These were the children of Cham in their tribes according to their languages in their countries and in their nations.
21 To Sem also children were born even to him who was the father of all the children of Eber and the brother of Japheth who was older than he. 22 The children of Sem were Elam and Assour and Arphaxad and Loud and Aram and Kainan. 23 And the children of Aram were Ouz and Oul and Gater and Mosoch. 24 And Arphaxad begot Kainan; and Kainan begot Sala; and Sala begot Eber; 25 and to Eber were born two sons, the name of the one was Phaleg, because in his days the earth was divided, and his brother's name was Jektan. 27 And Jektan begot Elmodad and Saleth and Sarmoth and Jarach and Odorra and Aibel and Dekla and Eval 28 and Abimael and Saba and Oupheir and Evila and Jobab. 29 All these were the children of Jektan, 30 and their dwelling was from Massa extending to Saphera a mountain of the east. 31 These were the children of Sem in their tribes according to their tongues in their countries and in their nations.
32 These were the tribes of the children of Noe according to their descents and according to their nations. From these were peopled the different countries of the nations on the earth after the flood.
XI. Now when the whole earth was of one lip and all had one voice, 2 it came to pass as they were moving from the east that they found a plain in the land of Sennaar and settled there. 3 And they said one to another, Come let us make bricks and bake them with fire. Now the bricks served them for stone and their mortar was asphaltus. 4 And they said, Come, let us build for ourselves a city and a tower, the top of which shall be up to heaven; and let us make a name for ourselves before we be scattered on the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men were building. And the Lord said, Behold they are all of one race and one lip. And this they have begun to do; and now nothing will fail of all which they may determine to do. Come, let us go down and there confound their language that they may not understand each other's voice. So the Lord dispersed them from that place over the face of the whole earth, and they left off building the city and the tower. For this cause the name of it was called Confusion, because there the Lord confounded the lips of the whole earth, and dispersed them thence over the face of the whole earth.
10 Now these are the generations of Sem. Sem was an hundred years old when he begot Arphaxad the second year after the flood. And Sem lived after he begot Arphaxad five hundred years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
12 And Arphaxad lived a hundred and thirty five years and begot Kainan. And Arphaxad lived after he begot Kainan four hundred years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
13 And Kainan lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Sala; and Kainan lived after he begot Sala three hundred and thirty years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
14 And Sala lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Eber; and Sala lived after he begot Eber three hundred and thirty years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
16 And Eber lived a hundred and thirty four years and begot Phaleg; and Eber lived after he begot Phaleg two hundred and seventy years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
18 And Phaleg lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Ragau; and Phaleg lived after he begot Ragau two hundred and nine years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
20 And Ragau lived a hundred and thirty two years and begot Serouch; and Ragau lived after he begot Serouch two hundred and seven years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
22 And Serouch lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Naechor; and Serouch lived after he begot Nachor two hundred years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
24 And Nachor lived a hundred and seventy nine years and