Today’s Verse: The Tower of Babel Prophecy and Language Translation Apps


“And the LORD said, ‘Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth.”

– Genesis 11:1-9

The story of the tower of Babel and its importance

There’s a reason everyone on earth speaks a different language. One of the most memorable Bible stories is that of the city and Tower of Babel found in Genesis 11.

It is the will and an act of God that we all speak different languages, according to the Bible.

God saw the dangers of unrestricted communication. Mankind is selfish, self-aggrandizing, prideful, and without restraint would seek to supersede and defy God.

The prophecy of Babel

The book of Revelation reveals that in the end times there will be a struggle to create a single system of world unity in which there exists a one-world government and one religion, this prophecy is also foreshadowed in Genesis 11 in the city and Tower of Babel.

“And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.”

– Genesis 11:6

This is exactly what is going to occur again in the end times, according to the Bible.

Language translation technology and Babel

Current technology that translates any language is soon to become commonplace. Such technology is already here in apps such as Microsoft Translator and iTranslate.

These apps provide nearly real-time language translation.

Microsoft Translator translates over 60 languages, while iTranslate translates over 100. The apps work by allowing a speaker to speak in their native language, while the listener hears it in their own native language.

The scenario will essentially be that we will all be walking around with earbuds that can real-time translate any foreign languages spoken by anyone into our native language, while our responses get translated back to that person in their own language.

As rapidly as technology progresses these days, the abilities will only get better and the prices will only get lower.

How the technology will reverse Babel

God purposely confounded the languages, but now mankind has figured out how to undo God’s work at Babel. This undoing of God’s will can greatly enhance the ability to unify the world under one government by removing the language barriers that impede understanding.

“And the beast opened its mouth to speak blasphemies against God and to slander His name and His tabernacle—those who dwell in heaven. Then the beast was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them, and it was given authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation.”

– Revelation 13:6-7

If Bible prophecy is indeed true, then the end of the language barrier will hasten the world to join together to end religion as we know it.

Not only that, but it will facilitate the necessary communication to convince people around the globe to go into battle against people of faith who are fighting to defend their belief in God and Christ.

“and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to assemble them for battle. Their number is like the sand of the seashore.”

–Revelation 20:8