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 Genesis 11:1 - 9
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 11  - Click for Chapter Audio
11:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the whole earth used F163 the same language and the F164 same words.
 
11:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of R251 Shinar and settled F165 there.
 
11:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar R252 for mortar.
 
11:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will R253 reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a R254 name, otherwise we will R255 be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
 
11:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The R256 LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
 
11:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the R257 F166 same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible F167 for them.
 
11:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Come, let R258 Us go down and there confuse R259 their language, F168 so that they will not understand one another's speech." F168
 
11:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So the LORD scattered R260 them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.
 
11:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore its name was called Babel, R261 F169 because there the LORD confused the language F170 of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F163 Lit was one lip
F164 Or few or one set of words
F165 Lit dwelt
F166 Lit one lip
F167 Lit withheld from
F168 Lit lip
F169 Or Babylon; cf Heb balal, confuse
F170 Lit lip

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R251 Genesis 10:10; 14:1; Daniel 1:2
R252 Genesis 14:10
R253 Deuteronomy 1:28; 9:1; Psalms 107:26
R254 Genesis 6:4; 2 Samuel 8:13
R255 Deuteronomy 4:27
R256 Genesis 18:21; Exodus 3:8; 19:11,18,20
R257 Genesis 11:1
R258 Genesis 1:26
R259 Genesis 42:23; Exodus 4:11; Deuteronomy 28:49; Isaiah 33:19; Jeremiah 5:15
R260 Genesis 11:4; Psalms 92:9; Luke 1:51
R261 Genesis 10:10

 
 

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