Noah’s descendants forgot about God and how he had spared them in the ï¬‚ood. They made plans to construct a great city out of brick.
They said, “Let’s build a monument to ourselves that reaches to the heavens to show how great we are.”
God saw how the people were gathering together to honor themselves instead of him. At that time, everyone on earth spoke the same language. So, God gave people different languages to make it harder for them to join together in rebellion. Then, He scattered them all over the earth.
A few generations later, God made a special promise to a man named Abram. This promise was called a covenant – representing the deepest of all agreements between two people.