Universal Language, Babel, Confusion

1 Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.
2 It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land 1of Shinar and settled there.
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.
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."
5 6The 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 7the 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, 8let Us go down and there 9confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."
8 So the LORD 10scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.
9 Therefore * its name was called 11Babel, 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.