Genesis 11:1
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English Standard Version
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.

King James Bible
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

American Standard Version
And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech.

English Revised Version
And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And the whole earth (i.e., the population of the earth, vid., Genesis 2:19) was one lip and one kind of words:" unius labii eorundemque verborum. The unity of language of the whole human race follows from the unity of its descent from one human pair (vid., Genesis 2:22). But as the origin and formation of the races of mankind are beyond the limits of empirical research, so no philology will ever be able to prove or deduce the original unity of human speech from the languages which have been historically preserved, however far comparative grammar may proceed in establishing the genealogical relation of the languages of different nations.

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Isaiah 19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called...

Zephaniah 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call on the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

Acts 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded...

language. Heb. lip. speech. Heb. words.

Cross References
Genesis 10:32
These are the clans of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, in their nations, and from these the nations spread abroad on the earth after the flood.

Genesis 11:2
And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.

Genesis 11:6
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.

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