82 Bible Verses about Tower Of Babel

Genesis 11:1-32 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. ...

Genesis 11:1-9 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. ...

Genesis 11:4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”

Genesis 10:1-32 ESV / 28 helpful votes

These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood. The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. From these the coastland peoples spread in their lands, each with his own language, by their clans, in their nations. ...

Genesis 11:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.

Genesis 11:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another's speech.”

Genesis 9:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

Genesis 11:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

Genesis 11:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Genesis 11:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built.

Genesis 10:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Genesis 11:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.

Genesis 11:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.

Genesis 10:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

From these the coastland peoples spread in their lands, each with his own language, by their clans, in their nations.

Zephaniah 3:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call upon the name of the Lord and serve him with one accord.

Deuteronomy 32:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind, he fixed the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.

Genesis 12:1-20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, ...

Genesis 6:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.

James 1:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 Corinthians 14:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But if I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner to me.

1 Corinthians 14:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Acts 2:5-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 3:35-36 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,

Luke 1:51 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

Amos 5:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore because you trample on the poor and you exact taxes of grain from him, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine.

Joel 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land,

Ezekiel 6:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Yet I will leave some of you alive. When you have among the nations some who escape the sword, and when you are scattered through the countries,

Jeremiah 51:53 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify her strong height, yet destroyers would come from me against her, declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 43:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Take in your hands large stones and hide them in the mortar in the pavement that is at the entrance to Pharaoh's palace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah,

Jeremiah 40:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Johanan the son of Kareah spoke secretly to Gedaliah at Mizpah, “Please let me go and strike down Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no one will know it. Why should he take your life, so that all the Judeans who are gathered about you would be scattered, and the remnant of Judah would perish?”

Jeremiah 31:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it in the coastlands far away; say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.’

Jeremiah 5:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, I am bringing against you a nation from afar, O house of Israel, declares the Lord. It is an enduring nation; it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you do not know, nor can you understand what they say.

Isaiah 33:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You will see no more the insolent people, the people of an obscure speech that you cannot comprehend, stammering in a tongue that you cannot understand.

Isaiah 28:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For by people of strange lips and with a foreign tongue the Lord will speak to this people,

Isaiah 24:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, the Lord will empty the earth and make it desolate, and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants.

Isaiah 13:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And like a hunted gazelle, or like sheep with none to gather them, each will turn to his own people, and each will flee to his own land.

Isaiah 9:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.”

Isaiah 2:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

To enter the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs, from before the terror of the Lord, and from the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to terrify the earth.

Isaiah 2:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Enter into the rock and hide in the dust from before the terror of the Lord, and from the splendor of his majesty.

Psalm 144:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down! Touch the mountains so that they smoke!

Psalm 55:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues; for I see violence and strife in the city.

Psalm 44:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You have made us like sheep for slaughter and have scattered us among the nations.

Psalm 18:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under his feet.

Job 40:1-24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Job: “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.” Then Job answered the Lord and said: “Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth. I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further.” ...

Job 20:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,

Esther 3:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom. Their laws are different from those of every other people, and they do not keep the king's laws, so that it is not to the king's profit to tolerate them.

1 Kings 22:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he said, “I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the Lord said, ‘These have no master; let each return to his home in peace.’”

Deuteronomy 30:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.

Deuteronomy 28:49 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the end of the earth, swooping down like the eagle, a nation whose language you do not understand,

Deuteronomy 9:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: you are to cross over the Jordan today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves, cities great and fortified up to heaven,

Deuteronomy 6:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build,

Deuteronomy 4:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord will drive you.

Deuteronomy 1:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Where are we going up? Our brothers have made our hearts melt, saying, “The people are greater and taller than we. The cities are great and fortified up to heaven. And besides, we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.”’

Exodus 19:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

Exodus 19:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly.

Exodus 19:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

Exodus 12:14-51 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. On the first day you shall hold a holy assembly, and on the seventh day a holy assembly. No work shall be done on those days. But what everyone needs to eat, that alone may be prepared by you. And you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day, throughout your generations, as a statute forever. In the first month, from the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. ...

Exodus 11:1-12:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord said to Moses, “Yet one plague more I will bring upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will drive you away completely. Speak now in the hearing of the people, that they ask, every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, for silver and gold jewelry.” And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people. So Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: About midnight I will go out in the midst of Egypt, and every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the cattle. ...

Exodus 5:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as in the past; let them go and gather straw for themselves.

Exodus 3:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

Exodus 1:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field. In all their work they ruthlessly made them work as slaves.

Genesis 42:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

They did not know that Joseph understood them, for there was an interpreter between them.

Genesis 18:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.”

Genesis 14:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits, and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some fell into them, and the rest fled to the hill country.

Genesis 11:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When Terah had lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

Genesis 11:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he fathered Shelah.

Genesis 11:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.

Genesis 11:5-9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another's speech.” So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

Genesis 11:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.

Genesis 11:1-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”

Genesis 10:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

These are the sons of Shem, by their clans, their languages, their lands, and their nations.

Genesis 10:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Arpachshad fathered Shelah; and Shelah fathered Eber.

Genesis 10:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

These are the sons of Ham, by their clans, their languages, their lands, and their nations.

Genesis 10:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.”

Genesis 9:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the people of the whole earth were dispersed.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Isaiah 13:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.

Job 26:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.

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