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Genesis 11:9 NIV

9 That is why it was called Babela —because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

References for Genesis 11:9

    • “ 11:9 - That is, Babylon; "Babel" sounds like the Hebrew for "confused" .

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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"