But the came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building.
“Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!
Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”
In that way, the scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city.
That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.
References for Genesis 11:9
This is the account of Shem’s family. Two years after the great flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.
References for Genesis 11:10
After the birth of Arphaxad, Shem lived another 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
References for Genesis 11:11
When Arphaxad was 35 years old, he became the father of Shelah.
After the birth of Shelah, Arphaxad lived another 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
References for Genesis 11:13
When Shelah was 30 years old, he became the father of Eber.
After the birth of Eber, Shelah lived another 403 years and had other sons and daughters.