Genesis 11:1-9 NAS

Universal Language, Babel, Confusion

1 Now the whole earth aused the same language and bthe same words.

References for Genesis 11:1

    • ē 11:1 - Lit "was one lip"
    • Ĕ 11:1 - Or "few" or "one" set of "words"
      2 It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land 1of Shinar and csettled there.

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      3 They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used 2tar for mortar.

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      4 They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top 3will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves 4a name, otherwise we 5will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."

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      5 6The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.

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      6 The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have d7the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing * which they purpose to do will be eimpossible for them.

      References for Genesis 11:6

        • Ė 11:6 - Lit "one lip"
        • ė 11:6 - Lit "withheld from"
          7 "Come, 8let Us go down and there 9confuse their flanguage, so that they will not understand one another's gspeech."

          References for Genesis 11:7

            • Ę 11:7 - Lit "lip"
            • ę 11:7 - Lit "lip"
              8 So the LORD 10scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.

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              9 Therefore * its name was called h11Babel, because there the LORD confused the ilanguage of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.

              References for Genesis 11:9

                • Ě 11:9 - Or "Babylon;" cf Heb "balal," confuse
                • ě 11:9 - Lit "lip"