This particular scripture is a great one to share with your kids who may be at the age, and in a place on their spiritual journey that the question of how we ended up with so many different languages arrises. Now it will probably require a discussion of verses 1 thru 9 for a clearer picture, but God has provided the answer.
I find it interesting that about 3,400 years ago, Moses would have known that so many new languages had been created had God not told him so. Think about it, Moses wasn’t traveling the world in a jet to new lands and hearing new languages, God had told him, and so it was.
Genesis 11:9 King James Version (KJV)
” Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”