And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
(Genesis 11:5; Hebrews 11:16).
I. THEIR BUILDERS. Of the first, men - mostly wicked men; of the second, the Architect of the universe.
II. THEIR ORIGIN. Of the first (Enoch, Genesis 4:17; and Babel, Genesis 11:5), hostility to God; of the second, love to man.
III. THEIR DESIGN. Of the first, to be a bond of union among sinners; of the second, to be a residence for God's children.
IV. THEIR APPEARANCE. Of the first, that of slime, mud, bricks, or at best stones; of the second, that of gold and pearls.
V. THEIR DURATION. Of the first, it is written that with all the other works of man, they shall be burnt up; of the second that it shall be everlasting. - W.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.