Genesis 11:5-9 NIV

5 But the LORD came down1 to see the city and the tower that the men were building.

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6 The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language2 they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

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      7 Come, let us3 go down4 and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."5

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      8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth,6 and they stopped building the city.

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      9 That is why it was called Babela7--because there the LORD confused the language8 of the whole world.9 From there the LORD scattered10 them over the face of the whole earth.

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