30-31 : The Tower Of Babel :2300 BC
AFTER God made the covenant with Noah,
Noah's descendants increased greatly and one generation succeeded another.
People at this time the earth over were of one language and one speech.
And as men journeyed eastwards, they entered a plain in the land of Shinar,
where they settled. They said to one another:
"Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly."
They used bricks for stone and they had slime for mortar.
And they said: "Let us build a city, and a tower whose top may reach up to heaven.
Let us make a name for ourselves lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."
God came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men were building,
and said: "The people of the earth are one people and have only one language.
If they begin to do this, nothing will restrain them from doing whatever they conceive.
Let us go down, therefore,
and confuse their language so that they may not understand one another's speech."
So God scattered them abroad upon the face of the earth, and they left off building the city.
And the name of the place is Babel,
for there it was that the Lord made a confusion of the language of the earth,
and it was in this manner that the Lord scattered the people over the face of the earth.
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