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 plainin the land of Shi'nar,
and they dwelt there.
And they said to one another,
Go to, let us make brick,
and burn them throughly.
And they had brick for stone,
and slime had they for mortar.
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
on the face of the whole earth.
And the LORD came down to see the city
and the tower, which the children of men builded.