And the whole earth was of one †language, and of one †speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed ||from the east, that they found a plain in the land of aShinar; and they dwelt there. 3 And †they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and †burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and bslime had they for morter. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, cwhose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. 5 dAnd the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, elet us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence fupon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Heb. a man said to his neighbour. So ver. 7.
Heb. burn them to a burning.