Come on! Let's go down there and confuse their language, so that they won't understand each other's speech."
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the surface of the whole earth, so that they had to stop building the city. Therefore it was called Babylon, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them over the surface of the entire earth.
from whom the coastal nations spread into their own lands and nations, each with their own language and family groups.
1 Corinthians 14:10
There are, I suppose, many different languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.
He sent letters to all the provinces of the king, written in the script of that province, and to each people in their own language, ordering that every man should be the master in his house and speak the language of his own people.
Afterward, King Darius wrote to all nations, nations, and languages who lived throughout his realm: "May great prosperity be yours!
When that sound came, a crowd quickly gathered, startled because each one heard the disciples speaking in his own language.
Confound them, Lord, and confuse their speech, because I have seen violence and strife in the city.
1 Corinthians 14:23
Now if the whole church gathers in the same place and everyone is speaking in foreign languages, when uneducated people or unbelievers come in, they will say that you are out of your mind, won't they?