Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'

King James Version

The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

Holman Bible

the king exclaimed, "Is this not Babylon the Great that I have built by my vast power to be a royal residence and to display my majestic glory?"

International Standard Version

he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."

A Conservative Version

The king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling-place by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

American Standard Version

The king spake and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling-place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Amplified

The king said, Is not this the great Babylon that I have built as the royal residence and seat of government by the might of my power and for the honor and glory of my majesty?

Bible in Basic English

The king made answer and said, Is this not great Babylon, which I have made for the living-place of kings, by the strength of my power and for the glory of my honour?

Darby Translation

the king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

the king spoke and said, Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my greatness?

Julia Smith Translation

The king answered and said, Is not this great Babel, that I built it for the house of the kingdom by the strength of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?

King James 2000

The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the king answered and said, "Is this not the great Babylon which I have built as a royal palace by the strength of my own power, and for the glory of my own majesty?"

Modern King James verseion

The king spoke and said, Is this not great Babylon that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the honor of my majesty?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and said, "This is the great city of Babylon, which I myself, with my power and strength, have made a king's court, for the honour of my majesty."

NET Bible

The king uttered these words: "Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for a royal residence by my own mighty strength and for my majestic honor?"

New Heart English Bible

The king spoke and said, "Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?"

The Emphasized Bible

the king spake and said, Is not, this, Babylon the great, - which, I myself, have built as the home of the kingdom, by the might of my power, and for the dignity of my majesty?

Webster

The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?

World English Bible

The king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Youngs Literal Translation

the king hath answered and said, Is not this that great Babylon that I have built, for the house of the kingdom, in the might of my strength, and for the glory of mine honour?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

ענה 
`anah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 30

and said
אמר 
'amar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 71

Is not
לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

היא הוּא 
Huw (Aramaic) 
to be, it, this, one
Usage: 16

רב 
Rab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 15

בּבל 
babel (Aramaic) 
Usage: 25

that I
אנה אנא 
'ana' (Aramaic) 
I, me
Usage: 16

בּנה בּנא 
B@na' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 22

for the house
בּית 
Bayith (Aramaic) 
Usage: 44

of the kingdom
מלכוּ 
Malkuw (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

by the might
תּקף 
T@qoph (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

of my power
חסן 
Checen (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

and for the honour
יקר 
Y@qar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

Context Readings

God Judges The King For His Hubris

29 "Twelve months later he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon. 30 "The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?' 31 "While the word was in the king's mouth, a voice came from heaven, saying, 'King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you,


Cross References

Isaiah 37:24-25

"Through your servants you have reproached the Lord, And you have said, 'With my many chariots I came up to the heights of the mountains, To the remotest parts of Lebanon; And I cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypresses And I will go to its highest peak, its thickest forest.

Genesis 10:10

The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Genesis 11:2-9

It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.

1 Chronicles 29:12-14

"Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.

2 Chronicles 2:5-6

"The house which I am about to build will be great, for greater is our God than all the gods.

Esther 1:4

And he displayed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor of his great majesty for many days, 180 days.

Psalm 49:20

Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 73:8

They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high.

Psalm 104:1

Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

Psalm 145:5-12

On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

Isaiah 10:8-15

For it says, "Are not my princes all kings?

Ezekiel 28:2-5

"Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your heart is lifted up And you have said, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods In the heart of the seas'; Yet you are a man and not God, Although you make your heart like the heart of God--

Ezekiel 29:3

"Speak and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, The great monster that lies in the midst of his rivers, That has said, 'My Nile is mine, and I myself have made it.'

Daniel 5:18-20

"O king, the Most High God granted sovereignty, grandeur, glory and majesty to Nebuchadnezzar your father.

Habakkuk 1:15-16

The Chaldeans bring all of them up with a hook, Drag them away with their net, And gather them together in their fishing net. Therefore they rejoice and are glad.

Habakkuk 2:4-5

"Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith.

Luke 12:19-20

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

Luke 14:11

"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Peter 5:5

You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.

Revelation 16:19

The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.

Revelation 17:5

and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, "BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."

Revelation 18:10

standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, 'Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.'

Revelation 18:21

Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer.

Revelation 21:24-26

The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.



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