4 They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top 1will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves 2a name, otherwise we 3will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
5 4The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
6 The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have 5the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing * which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.
7 "Come, 6let Us go down and there 7confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."
8 So the LORD 8scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.
9 Therefore * its name was called 9Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.