and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. And afterwards the families of the Canaanites spread themselves abroad.
And the border of the Canaanite was from Sidon, as one goes to Gerar, up to Gazah; as one goes to Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, up to Lesha.
These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.
And to Shem—to him also were [sons] born; he is the father of all the sons of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder.
The sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
And the sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
—And Arphaxad begot Shelah; and Shelah begot Eber.
And to Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother039;s name was Joktan.
And Joktan begot Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were sons of Joktan.
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as one goes to Sephar, the eastern mountain.
These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations. And from these came the distribution of the nations on the earth after the flood.
And the whole earth had one language, and the same words.
And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there.
And they said one to another, Come on, let us make bricks, and burn [them] thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.
And they said, Come on, let us build ourselves a city and a tower, the top of which [may reach] to the heavens; and let us make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth.
And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built.
And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and have all one language; and this have they begun to do. And now will they be hindered in nothing that they meditate doing.
Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another039;s speech.
And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth. And they left off building the city.