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katapi HOME Genesis 11:1-9 - The Tower of Babel.  Gn.11.1-9

11 1 Now the whole earth had one language and few words. 11 2 And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 11 3 And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 11 4 Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." 11 5 And Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men had built. 11 6 And Yahweh said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 11 7 Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." 11 8 So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 11 9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of all the earth; and from there Yahweh scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.


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