Bible: Genesis 11:6-9

11:6 And the Lord said, “If as one people all sharing a common language 1  they have begun to do this, then 2  nothing they plan to do will be beyond them. 3  11:7 Come, let’s go down and confuse 4  their language so they won’t be able to understand each other.” 5 

11:8 So the Lord scattered them from there across the face of the entire earth, and they stopped building 6  the city. 11:9 That is why its name was called 7  Babel 8 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.

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