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Genesis 11:7 NIV

7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

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  • a 11:2 - Or "from the east" ; or "in the east"
  • b 11:2 - That is, Babylonia
  • c 11:9 - That is, Babylon; "Babel" sounds like the Hebrew for "confused" .
  • d 11:10 - "Father" may mean "ancestor" ; also in verses 11-25.
  • e 11:13 - Hebrew; Septuagint (see also Luke 3:35, 36 and note at Gen. 10:24) "35 years, he became the father of Cainan. " 13"And after he became the father of Cainan, Arphaxad lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters, and then he died. When Cainan had lived 130 years, he became the father of Shelah. And after he became the father of Shelah, Cainan lived 330 years and had other sons and daughters"