Matthew Henry on Gen. 11:1-4

Gen 11:1-4 "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 throughly. 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."

"What a difference there is between men's building and God's; when men build their Babel, brick and slime are their best materials; but when God builds His Jerusalem, He lays even the foundations of it with sapphires, and all its borders with pleasant stones.  Isa. 54:11, 12; Rev. 21:19."


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