Genesis Chapter 11

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Genesis 11

1 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 Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

4 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.

5 And 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, let 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 upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 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.

10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:

17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

39 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 11

  1. The Tower of Babel
    Gen.11:1-9
    The Lord scattered them: What men will not do willingly, God forces them to do as a result. of judgment, and today there many many languages and dialects. The result of this confusion was the scattering of mankind .
    Certain lessons appear: boastful pride in material power is sinful in God’s sight .
    This is the theme behind all sin: pride.
    And unity and peace are not ultimate goals in a sinful world better division than collective apostasy.

  2. 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.

    This is why prayer and communion with God is so vitally important. When we get out of alignment with what God wants and what God has commanded us to do we take it upon ourselves to do what we think is right, or what we want to do. Just because we think that that’s the right thing to do doesn’t mean that it is. Without the help of the Lord we can be a fickle and devious lot of people. When left to our own devices and left unrestrained chaos shall ensue. God had originally commanded them to scatter themselves and they chose to stay in the same place. Because of their disobedience God came down and confounded them and took from them a level of understanding that they were originally blessed with. He had to take a blessing away from them that he had given freely because of their disobedience.

  3. They said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks and fire them well.” They used brick for stone and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city and a tower that reaches Heaven. Let’s make ourselves famous so we won’t be scattered here and there across the Earth.” GOD came down to look over the city and the tower those people had built. GOD took one look and said, “One people, one language; why, this is only a first step. No telling what they’ll come up with next—they’ll stop at nothing! Come, we’ll go down and garble their speech so they won’t understand each other.” Then GOD scattered them from there all over the world. And they had to quit building the city. That’s how it came to be called Babel, because there GOD turned their language into “babble.” From there GOD scattered them all over the world. (‭Genesis‬ ‭11‬:‭3-9‬ MSG)

    Why is it that man thinks that they’re above GOD?

  4. 1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and they dealt there.. Know matter where are journey take us God will always be with you..

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    Genesis 11:6 NLT “Look!” He said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!

    The power of unity in this verse is undeniable. The Lord came down from Heaven to see this great tower. The message from this scripture is unity can either be used for good or for bad. In this particular scripture, their unity focused on going against the established Word of God. If we could get lined up with the Word God and lined up with each other, there would not be anything impossible for The Pentecostals of Fort Worth to do.

  6. 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.

    If we could ever grasp the power of unity and be committed to do what it takes to keep hat unity, only God knows how much of an Impact we could make!

  7. But how did the race of man from a single family come so dived ? The story of the tower of Babel . God introduced the language that decided our race. As an act of judgment when the early descendants of Noah arrogantly attempted to reach the heavens.

  8. 4 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.

    Although there was an immense show of unity among everyone, their intentions were all wrong. They wanted to make a name of themselves and make sure their best interest was put first, even above God.

    We must always check ourselves and ask God to check our hearts because we can do anything that is “for God” but if our attitudes aren’t right, there’s just no point; we’ll only be causing more issues and problems for ourselves.

  9. 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.

    There is nothing the devil fears more than Christians who are united. This means that his number one tactic is to bring disunity in the Church. If he can succeed, then the Church is crippled. Jesus spoke about the power of agreement in Matthew 18:19: “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.” Don’t put any limitation on this scripture. Jesus says what He means. We can receive anything if we unified.

    The Greek word that Jesus used which is translated “agree” comes from the word “symphonize”. If you have ever been to a symphony, then you can appreciate the importance of agreement. At the beginning of the symphony, the orchestra warms up. This is when everyone plays on their own without considering others. This portion of the concert is more noise than music. But when the conductor lifts the baton, the racket stops and all eyes are on him. Beautiful music soon fills the room. What makes the difference? The orchestra is in one accord.

    I would predict when we as His people are unified in prayer and effort it like a beautiful concert unto the Lord.

  10. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech

    It is necessity for God to cast judgement upon the earth, to keep it in order.

    The mercy of God is this story is truly impacting. Instead of coming down with fire and brimstone, or opening up the earth to swallow the tower and all the people, or flooding the earth. He scattered them. Even though they deserved death for trying to climb into heaven the wrong way. They only received banishment, and a second chance.

    How many times has our loving Jesus done just that for us? When we were worthy of death, He only banished us and gave us another chance?

  11. 11.29-31.kjv And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. But Sarai was barren; she had no child. And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldeans, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

  12. MORE UNITY

    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.

    GOD recognizes UNITY.

    The people were working and the LORD noticed and said. Understanding the motive of the people was selfish and pride motivated even stengthens the fact that our LORD JESUS is paying attention to UNITY in the church.

    If JESUS would recognize this group of laborers who are not working for HIS will and purpose, how much MORE will he recognize a group of people that are working in MORE UNITY for HIS Kingdom purpose.

    Lets all commit to promote MORE UNITY and the Kingdom of GOD to prevail in our efforts and events.

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  13. 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.

    Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Ecclestiastes 4:9-10

    We we can do together as a people is far greater than what we can do alone. Even the Lord said ‘the people are one and nothing will be retained from them’

  14. 5 And 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.

    Unity. Many great things happen because of unity. We can do anything. This is why we must be unified under God. Because if God be for us. Who can be against us?

  15. “And Jehovah said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭ASV‬‬
    A group is powerful when compared to one voice. We need to be aware of what group we’re in and what their goals are. If we conform to a group that is of the world, deception will come quickly. A group that aspires to do the Will of God, will not be deceived.

  16. 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.

    God recognized their unity just as he recognizes unity in the church. Unity is one of the most important things a church must have, if we didn’t have unity and understanding of each other, big events like Western Day wouldn’t have such an amazing success. Pofw lets get together in one mind and one place and do great things for the kingdom of God!

  17. Gen 11:1 And the earth was of one language and one speech
    4) and they said go to let us build us a city and a tower , whose top may reach unto heaven and letus make us a name lest we be scattered abroad upon th he face of the whole earth 5) and 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

  18. Genesis 11:1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plkain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other. Come let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly. They used brick instead of stone and tar for mortar. Then they said. Come let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make anane for ourselves, otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth. But the Lord came down to see the city and tower the people were building. The Lord said. If as one people speaking the same language they begun to do this then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.

  19. UNITY = POWER

    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.

    Every time I read this is like God would be telling us exactly how to achieve the impossible IT ALL LIES IN UNITY. Together in unity we can achieve it all. POFW has gotten far because we all stay in unity, sharing all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. We work together, pray together, and praise together!!! Let’s keep it that way. Thank you Jesus for teaching us that we must stay in unity above all. Let us maintain the same visions as our pastor, to serve with compassion and work with passion in Jesus Name I pray AMEN AND AMEN

  20. Gen. 11:1-8

    If we go back to Genesis 9, we will remember that God told Noah and his sons “to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” In other words, they were to go spread out over the earth and repopulate it.
    However, in this chapter we find humanity disobeying the command of God. Instead, they decide to stay in one area, and build a city, and make a name for themselves. These people were self-centered and disregarded the commandment of God.

    And we KNOW what was taught in Bible Study last night. If we hearken unto the voice of God and observe and do His commandments, we will be blessed. But if we hearken not to the voice of God, and not observe or do His commandments, we will be cursed, vexed, and rebuked in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until though be destroyed.

    Isn’t that what God did to the people? Because they refused to obey God in spreading out and replenishing the earth, He cursed them, vexed them, and rebuked them.

    It Pays To OBEY God!

  21. 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.

    The power of unity,one Faith,one God ,one baptism. One vision seeing lost souls saved . There is only one name under heaven whereby we must be saved.
    Nothing restraining us, for there is no weapon formed against !
    Thank you Jesus!

  22. And 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.

    Unity will definitely get the Lord’s attention. If one wants the Lord to come down and check out what we are doing the best way to do it is to have unity. We were created for unity. As we start doing what the Lord pleases and commands and the Lord will show yo every time.

  23. “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.” The significance of speaking so that all understood, proved that it would make them successful. When one cannot understand another it only causes confusion and division, which is why it has long been used as a tactic. Dear God, thank you for the Holy Ghost, which unites; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In GOD we trust”. “One Nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. What a mighty GOD we serve! Thank GOD for his word. GOD bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in JESUS name, Amen!

  24. 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.
    Things are accomplished better when where all in unity, when there is unity and everyone joins in and help one another nothing will retrain them because you have one another to lean on when theres obstacles YOU can work thru them.

  25. Genesis 11:4

    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.

    Scattered abroad – h6327. פּוּץ pûṣ; a primitive root; to dash in pieces, literally or figuratively (especially to disperse): — break (dash, shake) in (to) pieces, cast (abroad), disperse (selves), drive, retire, scatter (abroad), spread abroad.AV (67) – scatter 48, scatter abroad 6, disperse 3, spread abroad 2, cast abroad 2, drive 1, break to pieces 1, shake to pieces 1, dash to pieces 1, retired 1;to scatter, be dispersed, be scattered(Qal) to be dispersed, be scattered(Niphal)to be scatteredto be spread abroad(Hiphil) to scatterHithpael) scatter(Qal) to flow, overflowto break(Polel) to shatter(Pilpel) to dash to pieces

    This literally means that God scattered people across the world like throwing rice into the air. One second someone was sawing a log and the next they were in Russia freezing. Someone was hammering and the next on the beach.

    God is awesome!

  26. v6″And the LORD said , Behold, the people is one”

    There is strength in unity . GOD has and still desires to communicate with HIS creation, but HE CANNOT tolerate sin.
    Our GOD IS AWESOME, and HE is worthy of our meditation and worship.

  27. 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.

    Crazy to see what happens when humans think that all they did is because of us. When my husband evangelized me it was way before we started dating, so when we would talk about Jesus and have bible studies I would always think how do I even know God is real. I was 19 years old when he started talking to me about Jesus, so I was out of high school, ready to party and live the college life. When one day I thought to myself Jesus is alive and I don’t want to reject Him. I didnt want for God to get my attention the hard way. So I a Thank God for bringing me out of that pit I was about to go in. Jesus is so merciful and loves us all so much.

  28. The languages began at this time. The unity man had with one language posed great possibilities. Acts 2:4 introduces us to tongues-a reversal of the curse at Babel. The unity is restored through the Holy Spirit.

  29. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

    Three instances that the bible writes in this plurality connotates there is a plurality to God. This confuses many that are not 100%ositive that God is one. Reading this verses with a open mindset can causes confusion but we know and understand that God is not the author of confusion and that his word does not contradict it self.

    So why does it say that you ask. Simple, look at the following verses. 8 So the Lord…… One Lord! If the text was ment to establish a plurality it would have written, So THEY,,,,, they is not deviation of the truth in his word, God is ONE!

  30. “Then they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city and a tower that reaches Heaven. Let’s make ourselves famous so we won’t be scattered here and there across the Earth.””
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭11:4‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    One thing these ppl were not paying attention to was that instead of glorifying God, they were glorifying themselves. We are nothing without God. We need to remember that without Him we wouldn’t have anything.

  31. 4 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.

    Instead of trusting in God’s promise and covenant to Noah sealed with a rainbow the people have teamed together to defy Him. In fear that God would flood them and make them “scattered abroad” these people have ignorantly decided to build a city and a tower that will be so tall it would reach heaven, and make a name for themselves. Building for selfish desire and to defy God and his promises will end in ruin. Their unity is what made them successful, it caught God’s attention because they worked together even though they were building up the wrong kingdom. Just imagine if we used all that unity, energy and passion toward his kingdom!

  32. 4 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

    Here is mankind joining together to make an empire or kingdom for themselves totally outside the design of God-to make a name for themselves. Sounds like kingdoms of man today where serving God is foolishness to them. We know Nimrod in this chapter is the first type of antichrist. To not fall into this same trap, we must examine ourselves to see what/who we serve. Pastor says look at where you spend most of your money and time!

  33. 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.

    It’s the perfect example on what we can do when we are unified on one goal and one mission. When everyone can stick together to accomplish something, anything is possible. God wants us to be unified together as a church and if we can do that, we can reach this city for Christ.

  34. 4 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.

    5 And 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.

    The power of unity. Anything can be accomplished if we are in unity. What can we, POFW accomplish if we can put self aside, get our hearts in tune with the beat of the spirit and do the Lord’s will? It’s beyond what we can imagine.

  35. Genesis 11:9
    The Tower of Babel
    Is associated with Babylon , used throughout Scripture as a symbol of PRIDE AND REBELLION AGAINST GOD!!

  36. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 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 11:3-4 NIV

    A lot of the times we can spend our lives try to make names of ourselves so people or the world can recognize us for those accomplishment, but if it’s not for God then it will not last forever. He deserves all the glory.

  37. One Language 1. 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 Shi’-nar; and they dwelt there. 3. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. 4. 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. 5. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. Gen. 18 : 21 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.

  38. We still have this language barrier today and it can cause problems……….

    9 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.

    “He also gave us another language too. TONGUES”

  39. 4 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.

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