The story of the tower of Babel explains to us how one people, became many nations with many different languages. At the beginning of chapter 11, the people all spoke one language. But because of their defiance and rebellion against God, God dispersed the unified people in confusion. From the land of Shinar, they spread throughout the earth. And at the consummation of all things, they will be gathered together again, not to speak one language, but to worship Jesus, our Savior in their own tongue, such that Jesus shall receive praise from every tribe and tongue and nation on earth.