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  • Irene123
    V.4 - " ..... lest we be scattered upon the whole face of the earth". And that's exactly how God punished them. Man still today thinks he can out maneuver God.
  • Irene123
    " ..... people were too fast .... "; honestly! don't you know God is - omnipotent and omniscient? God CONTROLS the population; it does NOT get out of His control. My God (Jesus) is somewhat bigger and more powerful and smarter than other's 'gods' on here.
  • James halverson
    PEOPLE were advancing to fast so GOD slow them down this happen a lot in history war and sickness look to the knew world order trying make one country ITS satins plan to wipe people out,

  • Michael C.
    Cheryl, the original text did not have chapters and verses; they were added later to make the Scriptures easier to reference for the Bible scholar. Because it was so popular, it became the regular way to copy the Bible. We should read it in the whole context it was first written. This should help answer your question. Also, it isn't always exactly chronologically written; but according to subject.
  • Cheryl
    Chapter 10 verse 34 now in this chapter verse 1 it say all one language
  • Michael C.
    Hi Leah.They were constructing a city and a tower, for rebellion. It is almost extinct from knowledge or understanding today,and never taught, about that city,Babel, and what terrible ruin it effected on men,to make them heathen;something so evil and perverted and blasphemous, that couldn't be driven out of their hearts, even by the confounding of the languages, and scattering over all the earth.
  • Norm
    Valerie, keep asking the Father for a clean heart, faith and wisdom and the LORD will give you understanding beyond your own comprehension as you continue studying His Word. Anyone who asks in sincerity will receive. May God bless you with a pure heart abounding in charity and fill you with His Holy Spirit! In Christ Jesus my Lord and Saviour I pray. Amen. Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you seek, and ye shall find knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth and he that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
  • Coleen
    i felt the same way. i been studying for almost 2 yrs. it is getting easier also I have really felt our Father with me in all I do since i started studying. and had many prayers answered :}
  • 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........
  • Doctor ntuli
    and the whole earth was of one language and of one speech
  • 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 off..no?
  • 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 chapter...it 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 languages...in 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.


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