Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 11

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Genesis 10 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 12
GENESIS 11:1
JPS 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
ONK 11:1 And all the earth was of one language and one speech.
PAL 11:1 And all the earth was (of) one language, and one speech, and one counsel. In the holy language spake they, that by which the world had been created at the beginning.
JER 11:1 And all the inhabiters of the earth were (of) one language, and of one speech, and one counsel: for they spake the holy language by which the world was created at the beginning: while their hearts erred afterwards from the Word of Him who spake, and the world was, at the beginning;
 
GENESIS 11:2
JPS 11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
ONK 11:2 And it was in their migrations(58) at the beginning, that they found a plain in the land of Babel, and dwelt there.—
PAL 11:2 And it was while they were journeying from the east that they found a plain in the land of Bavel, and dwelt there.
JER 11:2 and they found a plain in the land of Pontos and dwelt there.
 
GENESIS 11:3
JPS 11:3 And they said one to another: 'Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.' And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
ONK 11:3 And they said, a man to his companion, Come, let us cast bricks and bake them in the fire. And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.
PAL 11:3 And they said, a man to his fellow, Come, we will cast bricks, and put them in the furnace. And they had brick for stone, and slime for cement.
 
GENESIS 11:4
JPS 11:4 And they said: 'Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, with its top in heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.'
ONK 11:4 And they said, Come, let us build a city, and a tower, the head of it coming to the pinnacle of the heavens. And we will make to us a name, lest we be dispersed upon the face of all the earth.
PAL 11:4 And they said, Come, we will build us a city and a tower, and the head of it shall come to the summit of the heavens; and we will make us (an image for) worship on the top of it, and put a sword in his hand to act against the array of war, before that we be scattered on the face of the earth.
JER 11:4 And they said, Come now, and we will build us a city and a tower, and the head of it shall reach to the summit of the heavens, and we will make us in it a house of worship at the top,...and we will put a sword in his hand, lest there be set against him the array of war, before we be scattered upon the face of all the earth.
 
GENESIS 11:5
JPS 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
ONK 11:5 And the Lord was revealed to punish the work of the city and the tower which the sons of men had builded.
PAL 11:5 And the Lord was revealed to punish them for the work of the city and the tower which the sons of men builded.
 
GENESIS 11:6
JPS 11:6 And the LORD said: 'Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do; and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do.
ONK 11:6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one and the language one with all of them: and this is what they begin to do. And now nothing will be restrained from them of what they imagine to do.
PAL 11:6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and the language of all of them one: and this they have thought to do: and now they will not be restrained from doing whatever they imagine.
 
GENESIS 11:7
JPS 11:7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.'
ONK 11:7 Come, We will be manifest, and will confuse their language there, that a man shall not hear the language of his companion.
PAL 11:7 And the Lord said to the seventy angels which stand before Him, Come, we will descend and will there commingle their language, that a man shall not understand the speech of his neighbour. And the Word of the Lord was revealed against the city, and with Him seventy angels, having reference to seventy nations, each having its own language, and thence the writing of its own hand:
 
GENESIS 11:8
JPS 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.
ONK 11:8 And the Lord dispersed them from thence upon the face of all the earth, and they were restrained from building the city.
PAL 11:8 and He dispersed them from thence upon the face of all the earth into seventy languages. And one knew not what his neighbour would say: but one slew the other; and they ceased from building the city.
 
GENESIS 11:9
JPS 11:9 Therefore was 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.
ONK 11:9 Therefore the name of it is called Confusion,(59) because the Lord there confused the tongue of all the earth, and from thence the Lord dispersed them upon the face of all the earth.
PAL 11:9 Therefore He called the name of it Bavel(35) because there did the Lord commingle the speech of all the inhabitants of the earth, and from thence did the Lord disperse them upon the faces of all the earth.
 
GENESIS 11:10
JPS 11:10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arpachshad two years after the flood.
ONK 11:10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a son of a hundred years, and he begat Arphaxad, two years after the deluge.
PAL 11:10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a son of a hundred years, and he begat Arphakshad, two years after the deluge.
 
GENESIS 11:11
JPS 11:11 And Shem lived after he begot Arpachshad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
ONK 11:11 And Shem lived after he had begotten Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
PAL 11:11 And Shem lived after he had begotten Arphakshad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
GENESIS 11:12
JPS 11:12 And Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and begot Shelah.
ONK 11:12 And Arphaxad lived thirty and five years, and begat Shelach.
PAL 11:12 And Arphakshad lived thirty and five years, and begat Shelach.
 
GENESIS 11:13
JPS 11:13 And Arpachshad lived after he begot Shelah four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.
ONK 11:13 And Arphaxad lived after he had begotten Shelach four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
PAL 11:13 And Arphakshad lived after he had begotten Shelach four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
GENESIS 11:14
JPS 11:14 And Shelah lived thirty years, and begot Eber.
ONK 11:14 And Shelach lived thirty years, and begat Eber.
PAL 11:14 And Shelach lived thirty years, and begat Eber.
 
GENESIS 11:15
JPS 11:15 And Shelah lived after he begot Eber four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.
ONK 11:15 And Shelach lived after he had begotten Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
PAL 11:15 And Shelach lived after he had begotten Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
GENESIS 11:16
JPS 11:16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begot Peleg.
ONK 11:16 And Eber lived thirty and four years, and begat Peleg.
PAL 11:16 And Eber lived thirty-four years, and begat Peleg.
 
GENESIS 11:17
JPS 11:17 And Eber lived after he begot Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.
ONK 11:17 And Eber lived after he had begotten Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
PAL 11:17 And Eber lived after he had begotten Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
GENESIS 11:18
JPS 11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu.
ONK 11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu.
PAL 11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu.
 
GENESIS 11:19
JPS 11:19 And Peleg lived after he begot Reu two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.
ONK 11:19 And Peleg lived after he had begotten Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
PAL 11:19 And Peleg lived after he had begotten Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
GENESIS 11:20
JPS 11:20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begot Serug.
ONK 11:20 And Reu lived thirty and two years, and begat Serug.
PAL 11:20 And Reu lived thirty-two years, and begat Serug.
 
GENESIS 11:21
JPS 11:21 And Reu lived after he begot Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.
ONK 11:21 And Reu lived after he had begotten Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
PAL 11:21 And Reu lived after he had begotten Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
GENESIS 11:22
JPS 11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor.
ONK 11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nachor.
PAL 11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor.
 
GENESIS 11:23
JPS 11:23 And Serug lived after he begot Nahor two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
ONK 11:23 And Serug lived after he had begotten Nachor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
PAL 11:23 And Serug lived after he had begotten Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
GENESIS 11:24
JPS 11:24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Terah.
ONK 11:24 And Nachor lived twenty and nine years, and begat Terach.
PAL 11:24 And Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and begat Terah.
 
GENESIS 11:25
JPS 11:25 And Nahor lived after he begot Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters.
ONK 11:25 And Nachor lived after he had begotten Terach a hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
PAL 11:25 And Nahor lived after he had begotten Terah one hundred and sixteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
 
GENESIS 11:26
JPS 11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
ONK 11:26 And Terach lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nachor, and Haran.
PAL 11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram and Nahor and Haran.
 
GENESIS 11:27
JPS 11:27 Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot.
ONK 11:27 And these are the generations of Terach. Terach begat Abram, Nachor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
PAL 11:27 These are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. And it was when Nimrod had cast Abram into the furnace of fire because he would not worship his idol, and the fire had no power to burn him,(36) that Haran's heart became doubtful, saying, If Nimrod overcome, I will be on his side: but if Abram overcome, I will be on his side. And when all the people who were there saw that the fire had no power over Abram, they said in their hearts, Is not Haran the brother of Abram full of divinations and charms, and has he not uttered spells over the fire that it should not burn his brother? Immediately (min yad, out of hand) there fell fire from the high heavens and consumed him;
 
GENESIS 11:28
JPS 11:28 And Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
ONK 11:28 And Haran died before Terach his father in the land of his nativity, in Ura of the Kasdaee.
PAL 11:28 and Haran died in the sight of Terah his father, where he was burned in the land of his nativity, in the furnace of fire which the Kasdai had made for Abram his brother.
 
GENESIS 11:29
JPS 11:29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
ONK 11:29 And Abram and Nachor took to them wives: the name of the wife of Abram, Sara; and the name of the wife of Nachor, Milcha, daughter of Haran the father of Milcha and the father of Yiska.
PAL 11:29 And Abram and Nahor took to them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sara, and the name of the wife of Nahor, Milcha, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcha and the father of Iska, who is Sara.
 
GENESIS 11:30
JPS 11:30 And Sarai was barren; she had no child.
ONK 11:30 And Sara was barren, she had no child.
PAL 11:30 And Sara was barren, she had no child.
JER 11:30 And Sara was barren, she had no son.
 
GENESIS 11:31
JPS 11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
ONK 11:31 And Terach took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, the son of his son, and Sara his daughter-in-law, wife of Abram his son, and went forth with them from Ura of the Kasdaee to go to the land of Kenaan. And they came to Charan, and dwelt there.
PAL 11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot bar Haran, the son of his son, and his daughter-in-law Sara the wife of Abram his son, and went forth with them from Ura of the Kasdai, to go to the land of Kenaan. And they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
 
GENESIS 11:32
JPS 11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.
ONK 11:32 And the days of Terach were two hundred and five years, and Terach died in Charan.
PAL 11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years. And Terah died in Haran.
 
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