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Therefore its name was called
Babel, because there the LORD confused
the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth.
Genesis 11:9 In-Context
Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another's speech."
So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.
Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth.
These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.
And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
Babel sounds like the Hebrew for confused
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