1 The whole earth used the same language, the same words.
2 It came about that as they traveled from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shin'ar and lived there.
3 They said to one another, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them in the fire." So they had bricks for building-stone and clay for mortar.
4 Then they said, "Come, let's build ourselves a city with a tower that has its top reaching up into heaven, so that we can make a name for ourselves and not be scattered all over the earth."