11:5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the people 1 had started 2 building. 11:6 And the Lord said, “If as one people all sharing a common language 3 they have begun to do this, then 4 nothing they plan to do will be beyond them. 5 11:7 Come, let’s go down and confuse 6 their language so they won’t be able to understand each other.” 7
11:8 So the Lord scattered them from there across the face of the entire earth, and they stopped building 8 the city. 11:9 That is why its name was called 9 Babel 10 – because there the Lord confused the language of the entire world, and from there the Lord scattered them across the face of the entire earth.