They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top1will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves 2a name, otherwise we 3will be scattered abroad over the face of the wholeearth."
54The LORDcamedown to see the city and the towerwhich the sons of men had built.
The LORDsaid, "Behold, they are onepeople, and they all have a5the samelanguage. And this is what they began to do, and nownothingwhich they purpose to do will be bimpossible for them.
7"Come, 6let Us godown and there7confuse their clanguage, so that they will not understandoneanother'sdspeech."
So the LORD8scattered them abroad from thereover the face of the wholeearth; and they stoppedbuilding the city.
9Therefore its name was callede9Babel, becausethere the LORDconfused the flanguage of the wholeearth; and from there the LORDscattered them abroad over the face of the wholeearth.