The Tower Of Babel
Taken from the ESV Bible
Genesis 11:1. Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plane in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and make them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with it’s top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the whole earth.” 5. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6. And the Lord 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 they propose to do will now be impossible for them.
7. Come, let Us go down and confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8. So the Lord dispersed them from over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.
9. Therefore it’s name was called Babel, because the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.