Babylon Prophecy Series – Genesis 11 Tower of Babel
- Babylon Prophecy Series:
A study of the prophetic scriptural prophecies related to Biblical Babylon.
Genesis 11:1-9 The Tower of Babel
11 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward,[a]they found a plain in Shinar (that is, Babylonia) and settled there.
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.
4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.
6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.
7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.
9 That is why it was called Babel[c]—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.