Genesis 11:9

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Genesis 11:9: Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

1 Corinthians 14:33: For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

Genesis says that God is sometimes the author of confusion, but First Corinthians says that God is not the author of confusion.

In Genesis 11, the word translated as 'confused' is the Hebrew word 'balal', which is defined as follows1: "to mix, mingle, confuse, confound; to mingle, confuse; to mix; to give provender, feed (animals); to mix oneself (among others); to fade away"

In First Corinthians 14, the word translated as 'confusion' is the Hebrew word 'akatastasia', which is defined as follows2: "instability, a state of disorder, disturbance, confusion"

From reading the definitions, it makes it more clear that the verse from First Corinthians is saying that God is not the author of wars and instability, which is reinforced also by the fact that the two are contrasted by the phrase 'not the author of confusion but of peace'. The verse from Genesis, however, is speaking of God's confusing/confounding the builders of the Tower of Babel, which is an entirely different meaning.

So there's no contradiction between the two verses, because the meaning of the word 'confusion' is different in each case.

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