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Genesis 11:4 ” 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 and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.’ “

In this verse we see man’s prideful ego on full display.  The inhabitants of Babel were in deliberate rebellion against God who had very specifically instructed them to increase in number and fill the earth.( Genesis 9:1)  Instead, they were scheming how they could build a tower high enough to reach heaven and possibly obtain deity themselves.  Proverbs 16:18 tells us that, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”  And that is what happened to the people of Babel…God confused their language and scattered them all over the world.