Question: How does God’s curse
against the Tower of Babel compare with the promised blessing of Abram?
Genesis 11:1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
Genesis 11:3 They said to each other, “Come,
let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 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.”
Genesis 11:5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. 6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
Genesis 11:8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel — because
there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
Genesis 12:1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s
household and go to the land I will show you.
Genesis 12:2 “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”