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  • Valerie santos
    its kind of confusing to me because i dont understand it but i will keep reading the word an keep asking for wisdom,knowledge, understanding.
  • Shawn Svancara
    Okay so I have been using the years according to genesis geneologies and found that Noah was alive when Abram was born 193 years after the great flood for at least 57 years. That means Abram possibly met his great,great,great,great,great,great,great,great,great grandfather Noah.
  • Joseph Caines
    There are great spiritual truths to learn from this chapter : 1.The power of imagination, which speaks of creativity 2. The power of uniting a common agreement and belief. These show the explosive ability of the image of God in man on earth, that God was very concern, so He caused confusion among their communication, which affected their imagination and unity. Mankind was placed to govern the earth Gen 1:26-28 , but sin has corrupted his God given purpose that is why Jesus came to redeem mankind.
  • What does this mean? I want to understand Gods word better.
  • Gary Mattis
    Genesis Chapter 11 7 uses the word US again for God , let US go down ! , The Messiah and Father are already together here as a unity exactly like they are in chapter 1 and 2 of Genesis.
  • Israel
    the tower of babel is the pyramids. in my opinion...from the text it says they began to build a tower that reaches unto heaven....and in verse 8, it says they were scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.....AND THEY LEFT OFF TO BUILD THE CITY. Although God did change their language,and scattered them, they still had the idea......that is why their are pyramids all ver the earth........
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Falco Sarai named was changed to Sarah Genesis 17 15. God then fulfilled his promise of given her a child in Genesis 21 1 thru 3.
  • Falco
    That is a very good chapter but it 's sad that sarai had no children
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Bremmer Yes, from Adam to the tower of Babel they spoke one language, Genesis 11 6. You are talking about the descendants of Noah s son Shem, Genesis 11 11 thru 18. This only backs up the scriptures saying that all life was destroyed except for the 8 souls in the Ark along with the animals that God spared. According to the scripture once again the Earth was populated by Noah and his sons there was no other people who survived after the flood, but Noah s family. Genesis 9 19 These are the three sons of Noah and of them was the whole earth overspread . Also in Genesis Chapter 11 is talking about the tower of Babel. In short, if I can say it like this, when they left the Ark they did not do what God told them to. They were to scatter over the whole Earth and populate it. However, what they did instead was pick a spot and decided to build a tower to heaven. God seeing this came confused their language and scattered them all over the Earth each according to the many languages that they were now speaking. The land was divided to each clan that spoke the same language.
  • Bremmer
    Matt Rosas 's At one time the earth was one land mass before the days of Eber 's son Peleg which means divided To Eber were born two sons the name of the one was Peleg,3 for in his days the earth was divided, and his brother s name was Joktan. this was only around 200 years after the flood the earths population was small and all were descendents of Noah who was still alive so everyone came from one grand father.before Noah everyone came from Adam they only had one language.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Everyone First let me say this, the Bible is broken up into seven dispensations of time. God has always had one way of salvation under each dispensation. These passages of scriptures fall up under the Third Dispensation which is Human Government. This is where man was giving authority to govern other men and visit punishment upon crime, Genesis 9 6. Man was responsible to govern the world. The salvation under this dispensation was to replenish the earth. They were to spread out gradually over the face of it, Genesis 9 1. During this time the people spoke only one language and were of one speech, Genesis 11 1. Coming to the close of this dispensation we found that the people disobeyed God, they remained in one spot after their journey, and then they wanted to make a name for themselves, Genesis 11 2 thru 4. Now they started off trying to do the right thing by journeying to a land name Shinar but when they got there they stopped doing what they were supposed to do and decided not to go any further. They decided to make a name for themselves. How this dispensation ended was with God confusing their speech and scattering them abroad, Genesis 11 59. Webster states that the word Babel, means a confusion of voices, languages or sounds . The judgment was that God confused their language and scattered them abroad. Here were many languages were born.
  • Red
    I believe God confused the languages because, He told them to be fruitful and multiply the replenish the earth. He confused the languages to scatter them.
  • Stacy
    They were building the tower and city to promote themselves instead of God. In verse 4 it says let us make a name for us, Lest unless we get tossed to the corners of the earth. Which is exactly what happened when they did it to boost themselves up instead of God. Hope this helps Caitlin. Thank you Lord for the wisdom to answer this question.
  • Caitlin
    Why did God confuse them and divide their languages? I don 't quite understand why He did that..
  • Matt Rosas
    When did the whole world have one language? This seems
  • Kiragu
    man can not succeed without GOD
  • Mary Ofori
    So the people were for themselves. They forgot all about God. Chapters 3 4 tell us how they wanted to build a city with a high tower and a name for themselves so they can be equal to God. Nobody can compare themselves to the most high God. There is one name and is the name above all names.
  • Richard
    1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. but in the earlier says 31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. here their tongues will mean their fact fact in many Bible versions the word languages is used and not tongues..
  • Lavitta
    Well to anyone who is questioning about the people in the Bible being related of course they are god started the earth with just Adam and eve so doesn 't that make all of us related
  • At one time the whole earth spoke one common language. This was the way that God originally wanted things to be. Different languages divide mankind. It will be a wonderful thing when the earth goes back to speaking one language and we can all be united.
  • Janice
    OK, someone explain this to me please. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

    Haran fathered Lot.

    Did Abram and Nahor marry their nieces?
    Sarai and Milcah, the daughter of Haran. referring to vs 31.

    Looks to me Sarai, was Abram niece instead of sister-in-law. I know further in the chapters she is referred as being Abram's sister as well.
  • Olayinka oye
    There is strength and great exploit in unity. Nothing is impossible to do when people are in oneness.The people in oneness in Gen 11 wanted to build the tower of Babel against the plan of God for them. If not that God stopped them, they could have done it. We need to do things in unity that will make God glad as children of God, familes, couples e.t.c.
  • Shelia
    God knows each of us and has plans for our lives. However, we mess up his plans with disobedience, evil ways and greed. When God becomes upset with mans doings, he puts a stop to it. This is what he did here. He proved his will shall be done. No one will ever enter the Kingdom of God unless God approves. God has the plan and the way, that man must follow and obey to enter heavens gate.
  • To Aubrey's question Why did God do this to the people?First, they did not do as God had told them to do. Genesis 9:7 God had told Noah and his sons to spread out and repopulate the world. Remember that God made humankind in His image and God said, “nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.” Having one language can make the development of technology easier and faster for good or for evil. God wanted to “slow down” people’s ability to do and invent new ways of doing evil. You know how it is these days, many morals have dropped to an all time low. There is no self-respect or love for self or others. God was just wanting to slow down man's capacity to endanger himself and the world so He handled that by confusing the speech and split the one language into different tongues which confused them scattering them into other parts of the world.
  • Norma churchwell for verse 1
    now the whole. world had one language and a common speech
  • S\'yanda percival dube for verse 7
    acording to me, the reason why God confused their language it because they were opposing God's plan about a man, because He said a man must fill the earth or be scattered in it; but they opposed that they wanted to go up.They used their mouth to construct, and God used their mouth also to distruct.
  • Rita Roberson
    The tower was disobedience to" replenish the earth".
    God let us know( vs6) that when we come together in agreement much can be obtained can you see whySatan's wile of hate, prejudices,and segregation hinders man's growth and walk with God.....???
  • Kereen for verse 8
    offten times i wounder to myself , what if the "Lord" did not stop men in those day from building the tower and change their language the world would be in biger problem because men are so wick now the Lord know best
  • Thrice_K for verse 6
    This is just the beginning of their undertakings. From now on anything that they scheme to do shall no longer be impossible for them. Come; let us go down and confuse their language so that they should not understand each others speech.
  • Rev. Autrey
    God said "Let us Go go down." This is God talking among himself. This is how God makes his decisions. He thinks much as we think. But God's thinking is done distinctly by each of his 3 persons talking to each other. The Father takes the leading role and makes the final decision. And once it is made, all 3 persons abide by it.

    Let's say this: God's person is who he is. This makes Jesus God in 2 ways. First, he knows himself as God. This is evidenced by the fact that he said in Exodus that he is "The Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the land of bondage." Second, he is aware of the fact that the Father and the Holy Spirit are God too, the same God he is.

    This is why, as God, he made mention of them in his daily speech. Thus, his prayers were designed to point out the Father's role as sending the Son, and his speech pointed put the Holy Spirit's role as God inspiring us to believe.

    But again, Jesus is the way this information is revealed to us!

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