Parallel Bible results for Genesis 11:1-9

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Genesis 11:1-9

NIV 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. NIV 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. NIV 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. NIV 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. NIV 3 They said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. NIV 3 They said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. NIV 4 Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth." NIV 4 Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth." NIV 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. NIV 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. NIV 6 The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. NIV 6 The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. NIV 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other." NIV 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other." NIV 8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. NIV 8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. NIV 9 That is why it was called Babel--because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth. NIV 9 That is why it was called Babel--because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.