Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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

References

Context Readings

God Judges The King For His Hubris

29 At the end of twelve months he was walking upon the royal palace of Babylon: 30 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? 31 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from the heavens: King Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken: The kingdom is departed from thee;


Cross References

Isaiah 37:24-25

By thy servants thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the recesses of Lebanon; and I will cut down its tall cedars, the choice of its cypresses; and I will enter into its furthest height, into the forest of its fruitful field.

Genesis 10:10

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

Genesis 11:2-9

And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there.

1 Chronicles 29:12-14

and riches and glory are of thee, and thou rulest over everything; and in thy hand is power and might; and in thy hand it is to make all great and strong.

2 Chronicles 2:5-6

And the house that I will build is great; for great is our God above all gods.

Esther 1:4

when he shewed the glorious wealth of his kingdom and the splendid magnificence of his grandeur many days, a hundred and eighty days.

Psalm 49:20

Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 73:8

They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:

Psalm 104:1

Bless Jehovah, O my soul! Jehovah my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with majesty and splendour;

Psalm 145:5-12

I will speak of the glorious splendour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Isaiah 10:8-15

For he saith, Are not my princes all kings?

Ezekiel 28:2-5

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the heart of the seas, (and thou art a man, and not God,) and thou settest thy heart as the heart of God:

Ezekiel 29:3

speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which saith, My river is mine own, and I made it for myself.

Daniel 5:18-20

O thou king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father the kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and majesty;

Habakkuk 1:15-16

He taketh up all of them with the hook, he catcheth them in his net, and gathereth them into his drag; therefore he rejoiceth and is glad:

Habakkuk 2:4-5

Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright within him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Luke 12:19-20

and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much good things laid by for many years; repose thyself, eat, drink, be merry.

Luke 14:11

for every one that exalts himself shall be abased, and he that abases himself shall be exalted.

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatever ye do, do all things to God's glory.

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise ye younger, be subject to the elder, and all of you bind on humility towards one another; for God sets himself against the proud, but to the humble gives grace.

Revelation 16:19

And the great city was divided into three parts; and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon was remembered before God to give her the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath.

Revelation 17:5

and upon her forehead a name written, Mystery, great Babylon, the mother of the harlots, and of the abominations of the earth.

Revelation 18:10

standing afar off, through fear of her torment, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! for in one hour thy judgment is come.

Revelation 18:21

And a strong angel took up a stone, as a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall Babylon the great city be cast down, and shall be found no more at all;

Revelation 21:24-26

And the nations shall walk by its light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory to it.

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