GENESIS 11 - The Tower of Babel (edited)

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The Book of Genesis Chapter 11 The Tower of Babel

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Genesis 11:1-9 NIV 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. 3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” …

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Genesis 11:1-9 NIV 5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” …

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Genesis 11:1-9 NIV 8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel — because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

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Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4 NIV a tower that reaches to the heavens 1.The tower that reaches to the heavens

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Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4 NIV we may make a name for ourselves; 2. Do we have towers we are building?

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Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” Genesis 11:5-6 NIV 3. Divine Intervention

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8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel — because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:8-9 NIV 3. Divine Intervention

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4. EARTHLY KINGDOMS TOPPLE ‘In the reign of the victorious Saddam Hussein, the president of the Republic, may God help him, the guardian of the great Iraq and the senator of its renaissance and the builder of its great civilisation, the rebuilding of the great city of Babylon was done in 1987’. A sample inscription translation Saddam Hussein inscribed his name on many of the bricks, in imitation of Nebuchadnezzar

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Psalm 2:4a NIV The One enthroned in heaven laughs;

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