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Genesis 11:1
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Now the whole earth [a]used the same language and [b]the same words.
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Genesis 11:2
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It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land (a)of Shinar and [c]settled there.
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Genesis 11:3
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They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used (b)tar for mortar.
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Genesis 11:4
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They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top (c)will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves (d)a name, otherwise we (e)will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
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Genesis 11:5
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(f)The Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
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Genesis 11:6
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The Lord said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have [d](g)the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be [e]impossible for them.
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Genesis 11:7
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Come, (h)let Us go down and there (i)confuse their [f]language, so that they will not understand one another's [g]speech."
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Genesis 11:8
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So the Lord (j)scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.
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Genesis 11:9
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Therefore its name was called [h](k)Babel, because there the Lord confused the [i]language of the whole earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.
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