Genesis 11:23 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 11:23, NIV: "And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:23, ESV: "And Serug lived after he fathered Nahor 200 years and had other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:23, KJV: "And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:23, NASB: "and Serug lived two hundred years after he fathered Nahor, and he fathered other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:23, NLT: "After the birth of Nahor, Serug lived another 200 years and had other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:23, CSB: "After he fathered Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and fathered other sons and daughters."

What does Genesis 11:23 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

After fathering Nahor, Serug lived another 200 years and had other children. Adding the numbers together, Serug lived to be 230 years old. Generations immediately following the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1–9), such as those of Peleg (Genesis 10:25; 11:6–7), will live half as long as their predecessors. Their children will live even less than that. This culminates in the generations of people such as Abram and Sarai—later renamed Abraham and Sarah—whose lives stretch to the same general length we see in the modern world.