Although the people were scattered at Babel on account of their sin, God would cause the Gospel of salvation to reach every nation.

BibleGateway: Genesis 11:1-9

ESV Text: Genesis 11:1-9



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:28

     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 mortar. 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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 129 (LSB 409):
Hail, Thou Source of Every Blessing

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— Organ Audio

1. Hail, Thou Source of every blessing, 
Sovereign Father of mankind! 
Gentiles now, Thy grace possessing, 
In Thy courts admission find. 
Grateful now we fall before Thee, 
In Thy Church obtain a place, 
Now by faith behold Thy glory, 
Praise Thy truth, adore Thy grace. 

2. Once far off, but now invited, 
We approach Thy sacred throne; 
In Thy covenant united, 
Reconciled, redeemed, made one. 
Now revealed to Eastern sages, 
See the Star of Mercy shine; 
Mystery hid in former ages, 
Mystery great of love divine. 

3. Hail, Thou all-inviting Savior! 
Gentiles now their offerings bring; 
In Thy temples seek Thy favor, 
Jesus Christ, our Lord and King. 
May we, body, soul, and spirit, 
Live devoted to Thy praise, 
Glorious realms of bliss inherit, 
Grateful anthems ever raise! 


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