And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
These [are] the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, [and] in their nations.
By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
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.
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
These [are] the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.