Genesis 11:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 11:18, NIV: "When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu."

Genesis 11:18, ESV: "When Peleg had lived 30 years, he fathered Reu."

Genesis 11:18, KJV: "And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:"

Genesis 11:18, NASB: "Peleg lived thirty years, and fathered Reu;"

Genesis 11:18, NLT: "When Peleg was 30 years old, he became the father of Reu."

Genesis 11:18, CSB: "Peleg lived 30 years and fathered Reu."

What does Genesis 11:18 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The line from Noah to Abraham follows through Shem to Arpachshad to Shelah to Eber to Peleg and now to Reu. The name Reu appears only here in the Old Testament, though it may be a variation on other names. This verse is otherwise interesting for mentioning Peleg, a name associated with the division of humanity at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 10:25; Genesis 11:1–9).