The entire earth had one language with uniform words.
Vayehi chol-ha'arets safah echat udevarim achadim.
||When [the people] migrated from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar, and they settled there.
Vayehi benos'am mikedem vayimtse'u vik'ah be'erets Shin'ar vayeshvu sham.
||They said to one another, 'Come, let us mold bricks and fire them.' They then had bricks to use as stone, and asphalt for mortar.
Vayomeru ish el-re'ehu havah nilbenah levenim venisrefah lisrefah vatehi lahem halvenah le'aven vehachemar hayah lahem lachomer.