And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.…
1. Language or speech God hath allowed to men as men.
2. One language did God vouchsafe to all for good. It was mainly to keep them to the Church.
3. Sin perverts the sweet blessing of one speech to conspiracy against God (ver. 9).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.