Genesis 11:1-9 DBY

1 And the whole earth had a one language, and the same words.

References for Genesis 11:1

    • · 11:1 - Lit. 'was.'
      2 And it came to pass as they journeyed from b the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there.

      References for Genesis 11:2

        • ¹ 11:2 - Or 'started for.' Lit. 'pulled up their tent-pegs.'
          3 And they said one to another, Come on, let us make bricks, and burn [them] thoroughly. c And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.

          References for Genesis 11:3

            • º 11:3 - Lit. 'burn them to burning.'
              4 And they said, Come on, let us build ourselves a city and a tower, the top d of which [may reach] to the heavens; and let us make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth.

              References for Genesis 11:4

                • » 11:4 - or 'head.'
                  5 And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built.
                  6 And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and have all one language; and this have they begun to do. And now will they be hindered in nothing that they meditate doing.
                  7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
                  8 And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth. And they left off building the city.
                  9 Therefore was its name called Babel; e because Jehovah there confounded the language f of the whole earth. And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth.

                  References for Genesis 11:9

                    • ¸ 11:9 - Lit. 'lip.'
                    • ¼ 11:9 - Confusion.