8 1 And God remembereth Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle which 'are' with him in the ark, and God causeth a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subside, 2 and closed are the fountains of the deep and the net-work of the heavens, and restrained is the shower from the heavens. 3 And turn back do the waters from off the earth, going on and returning; and the waters are lacking at the end of a hundred and fifty days.
4 And the ark resteth, in the seventh month, in the seventeenth day of the month, on mountains of Ararat; 5 and the waters have been going and becoming lacking till the tenth month; in the tenth 'month', on the first of the month, appeared the heads of the mountains.
6 And it cometh to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah openeth the window of the ark which he made, 7 and he sendeth forth the raven, and it goeth out, going out and turning back till the drying of the waters from off the earth. 8 And he sendeth forth the dove from him to see whether the waters have been lightened from off the face of the ground, 9 and the dove hath not found rest for the sole of her foot, and she turneth back unto him, unto the ark, for waters 'are' on the face of all the earth, and he putteth out his hand, and taketh her, and bringeth her in unto him, unto the ark. 10 And he stayeth yet other seven days, and addeth to send forth the dove from the ark; 11 and the dove cometh in unto him at even-time, and lo, an olive leaf torn off in her mouth; and Noah knoweth that the waters have been lightened from off the earth. 12 And he stayeth yet other seven days, and sendeth forth the dove, and it added not to turn back unto him any more.
13 And it cometh to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first 'month', in the first of the month, the waters have been dried from off the earth; and Noah turneth aside the covering of the ark, and looketh, and lo, the face of the ground hath been dried. 14 And in the second month, in the seven and twentieth day of the month, the earth hath become dry.
15 And God speaketh unto Noah, saying, 'Go out from the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee; 16 every living thing that 'is' with thee, of all flesh, among fowl, and among cattle, and among every creeping thing which is creeping on the earth, bring out with thee; 17 and they have teemed in the earth, and been fruitful, and have multiplied on the earth.' 18 And Noah goeth out, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him; 19 every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl; every creeping thing on the earth, after their families, have gone out from the ark.
20 And Noah buildeth an altar to Jehovah, and taketh of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and causeth burnt-offerings to ascend on the altar; 21 and Jehovah smelleth the sweet fragrance, and Jehovah saith unto His heart, 'I continue not to disesteem any more the ground because of man, though the imagination of the heart of man 'is' evil from his youth; and I continue not to smite any more all living, as I have done; 22 during all days of the earth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, do not cease.'
God's Covenant with Noah
9 1 And God blesseth Noah, and his sons, and saith to them, 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth; 2 and your fear and your dread is on every beast of the earth, and on every fowl of the heavens, on all that creepeth on the ground, and on all fishes of the sea—into your hand they have been given. 3 Every creeping thing that is alive, to you it is for food; as the green herb I have given to you the whole; 4 only flesh in its life—its blood—ye do not eat. 5 'And only your blood for your lives do I require; from the hand of every living thing I require it, and from the hand of man, from the hand of every man's brother I require the life of man; 6 whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man is his blood shed: for in the image of God hath He made man. 7 And ye, be fruitful and multiply, teem in the earth, and multiply in it.'
8 And God speaketh unto Noah, and unto his sons with him, saying, 9 'And I, lo, I am establishing My covenant with you, and with your seed after you, 10 and with every living creature which 'is' with you, among fowl, among cattle, and among every beast of the earth with you, from all who are going out of the ark—to every beast of the earth. 11 And I have established My covenant with you, and all flesh is not any more cut off by waters of a deluge, and there is not any more a deluge to destroy the earth.'
12 And God saith, 'This is a token of the covenant which I am giving between Me and you, and every living creature that 'is' with you, to generations age-during; 13 My bow I have given in the cloud, and it hath been for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth; 14 and it hath come to pass (in My sending a cloud over the earth) that the bow hath been seen in the cloud, 15 and I have remembered My covenant which is between Me and you, and every living creature among all flesh, and the waters become no more a deluge to destroy all flesh; 16 and the bow hath been in the cloud, and I have seen it—to remember the covenant age-during between God and every living creature among all flesh which 'is' on the earth.' 17 And God saith unto Noah, 'This 'is' a token of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that 'is' upon the earth.'
18 And the sons of Noah who are going out of the ark are Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is father of Canaan. 19 These three 'are' sons of Noah, and from these hath all the earth been overspread. 20 And Noah remaineth a man of the ground, and planteth a vineyard, 21 and drinketh of the wine, and is drunken, and uncovereth himself in the midst of the tent. 22 And Ham, father of Canaan, seeth the nakedness of his father, and declareth to his two brethren without. 23 And Shem taketh—Japheth also—the garment, and they place on the shoulder of them both, and go backward, and cover the nakedness of their father; and their faces 'are' backward, and their father's nakedness they have not seen.
24 And Noah awaketh from his wine, and knoweth that which his young son hath done to him, 25 and saith: 'Cursed 'is' Canaan, Servant of servants he is to his brethren.' 26 And he saith: 'Blessed of Jehovah my God 'is' Shem, And Canaan is servant to him. 27 God doth give beauty to Japheth, And he dwelleth in tents of Shem, And Canaan is servant to him.'
The Descendants of the Sons of Noah
10 1 And these 'are' births of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and born to them are sons after the deluge. 2 'Sons of Japheth 'are' Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 3 And sons of Gomer 'are' Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. 4 And sons of Javan 'are' Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5 By these have the isles of the nations been parted in their lands, each by his tongue, by their families, in their nations.
6 And sons of Ham 'are' Cush, and Mitzraim, and Phut, and Canaan. 7 And sons of Cush 'are' Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah; and sons of Raamah 'are' Sheba and Dedan. 8 And Cush hath begotten Nimrod; 9 he hath begun to be a hero in the land; he hath been a hero in hunting before Jehovah; therefore it is said, 'As Nimrod the hero 'in' hunting before Jehovah.' 10 And the first part of his kingdom is Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar; 11 from that land he hath gone out to Asshur, and buildeth Nineveh, even the broad places of the city, and Calah, 12 and Resen, between Nineveh and Calah; it 'is' the great city. 13 And Mitzraim hath begotten the Ludim, and the Anamim, and the Lehabim, and the Naphtuhim, 14 and the Pathrusim, and the Casluhim, (whence have come out Philistim,) and the Caphtorim.
15 And Canaan hath begotten Sidon his first-born, and Heth, 16 and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, 17 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 18 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite; and afterwards have the families of the Canaanite been scattered. 19 And the border of the Canaanite is from Sidon, 'in' thy coming towards Gerar, unto Gaza; 'in' thy coming towards Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, unto Lasha. 20 These 'are' sons of Ham, by their families, by their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.
21 As to Shem, father of all sons of Eber, brother of Japheth the elder, he hath also begotten: 22 Sons of Shem 'are' Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 23 And sons of Aram 'are' Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 24 And Arphaxad hath begotten Salah, and Salah hath begotten Eber. 25 And to Eber have two sons been born; the name of the one 'is' Peleg (for in his days hath the earth been divided,) and his brother's name 'is' Joktan. 26 And Joktan hath begotten Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 27 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 28 and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29 and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab; all these 'are' sons of Joktan; 30 and their dwelling is from Mesha, 'in' thy coming towards Sephar, a mount of the east. 31 These 'are' sons of Shem, by their families, by their tongues, in their lands, by their nations. 32 These 'are' families of the sons of Noah, by their births, in their nations, and by these have the nations been parted in the earth after the deluge.
The Tower of Babel
11 1 And the whole earth is of one pronunciation, and of the same words, 2 and it cometh to pass, in their journeying from the east, that they find a valley in the land of Shinar, and dwell there; 3 and they say each one to his neighbour, 'Give help, let us make bricks, and burn 'them' thoroughly:' and the brick is to them for stone, and the bitumen hath been to them for mortar. 4 And they say, 'Give help, let us build for ourselves a city and tower, and its head in the heavens, and make for ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of all the earth.'
5 And Jehovah cometh down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men have builded; 6 and Jehovah saith, 'Lo, the people 'is' one, and one pronunciation 'is' to them all, and this it hath dreamed of doing; and now, nothing is restrained from them of that which they have purposed to do. 7 Give help, let us go down, and mingle there their pronunciation, so that a man doth not understand the pronunciation of his companion.' 8 And Jehovah doth scatter them from thence over the face of all the earth, and they cease to build the city; 9 therefore hath 'one' called its name Babel, for there hath Jehovah mingled the pronunciation of all the earth, and from thence hath Jehovah scattered them over the face of all the earth.
The Descendants of Shem
10 These 'are' births of Shem: Shem 'is' a son of an hundred years, and begetteth Arphaxad two years after the deluge. 11 And Shem liveth after his begetting Arphaxad five hundred years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 12 And Arphaxad hath lived five and thirty years, and begetteth Salah. 13 And Arphaxad liveth after his begetting Salah four hundred and three years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 14 And Salah hath lived thirty years, and begetteth Eber. 15 And Salah liveth after his begetting Eber four hundred and three years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 16 And Eber liveth four and thirty years, and begetteth Peleg. 17 And Eber liveth after his begetting Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 18 And Peleg liveth thirty years, and begetteth Reu. 19 And Peleg liveth after his begetting Reu two hundred and nine years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 20 And Reu liveth two and thirty years, and begetteth Serug. 21 And Reu liveth after his begetting Serug two hundred and seven years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 22 And Serug liveth thirty years, and begetteth Nahor. 23 And Serug liveth after his begetting Nahor two hundred years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 24 And Nahor liveth nine and twenty years, and begetteth Terah. 25 And Nahor liveth after his begetting Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begetteth sons and daughters. 26 And Terah liveth seventy years, and begetteth Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
The Descendants of Terah
27 And these 'are' births of Terah: Terah hath begotten Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran hath begotten Lot; 28 and Haran dieth in the presence of Terah his father, in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees. 29 And Abram and Nahor take to themselves wives; the name of Abram's wife 'is' Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife 'is' Milcah, daughter of Haran, father of Milcah, and father of Iscah. 30 And Sarai is barren—she hath no child. 31 And Terah taketh Abram his son, and Lot, son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, wife of Abram his son, and they go out with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go towards the land of Canaan; and they come unto Charan, and dwell there. 32 And the days of Terah are two hundred and five years, and Terah dieth in Charan.