Genesis 11:22 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 11:22, NIV: "When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor."

Genesis 11:22, ESV: "When Serug had lived 30 years, he fathered Nahor."

Genesis 11:22, KJV: "And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:"

Genesis 11:22, NASB: "Serug lived thirty years, and fathered Nahor;"

Genesis 11:22, NLT: "When Serug was 30 years old, he became the father of Nahor."

Genesis 11:22, CSB: "Serug lived 30 years and fathered Nahor."

What does Genesis 11:22 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The line from Noah to Abram—later to be renamed Abraham—follows through Shem to Arpachshad to Shelah to Eber to Peleg to Reu to Serug and now to Nahor, Abram's grandfather. The length of a typical human life is drastically shrinking, compared to the era prior to the flood. There is a particularly large decrease seen after the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1–9), which is associated with the generation of Peleg (Genesis 11:17–19).