Old Testament Story List

The Tower of Babel

The families of the sons of Noah grew into nations, all speaking the same language.

As they journeyed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and dwelt there. They said to one another, "Let us build a city, and in the city a tower whose top may reach to heaven. Let us also choose a name for

ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth and be separated."

They set to making bricks, and they cemented them together with mud for mortar. They hoped the tower would last forever.

The Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men were building, and He said, "Behold! these people are one, and speak the same language. They begin to feel that they can accomplish anything they desire. I shall confound their language so that they may not understand one another's speech."

No longer able to talk together, the people left off building their city and their tower, which they called "Babel" because it was confusing.

From Babel they scattered abroad over the face of all the earth, forming different nations with different languages.


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