Parallel Verses

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."

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?”

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 thoughtfully, ‘Is not this the great Babylon which I myself 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?

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 About a year later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, 30 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." 31 As these words were being spoken by the king, a voice came out of heaven: "King Nebuchadnezzar, this is declared to you:


Cross References

Isaiah 37:24-25

By your messengers you have insulted the LORD, and you have said, "With my many chariots I have climbed the heights of mountains, the utmost heights of Lebanon. I cut down its tallest cedars, the choicest of its pines; I reached its remotest heights, the most verdant of its forests.

Genesis 10:10

His kingdom began in the region of Shinar with the cities of Babylon, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh.

Genesis 11:2-9

As people migrated westward, they came across a plain in the region of Shinar and settled there.

1 Chronicles 29:12-14

Both wealth and honor proceed from you, and you are ruling over them all. You control power you control who is made great, and how everyone becomes strong.

2 Chronicles 2:5-6

"The Temple that I'm building will be great, because the greatness of our God surpasses that of all gods.

Esther 1:4

He displayed the enormous wealth of his kingdom, along with its splendid beauty and greatness for many days for 180 days in all.

Psalm 49:20

Humanity, despite its conceit, does not understand that it will perish, just like the animals. A song of Asaph.

Psalm 73:8

In their mockery they speak evil; from their arrogant position they speak oppression.

Psalm 104:1

Bless the LORD, my soul; LORD, my God, you are very great. You are clothed in splendor and majesty;

Psalm 145:5-12

I will speak about the glorious splendor of your majesty as well as your awesome actions.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride precedes destruction; an arrogant spirit appears before a fall.

Isaiah 10:8-15

"Because this is what he is saying: "My commanders are all kings, are they not?

Ezekiel 28:2-5

"Son of Man, tell Tyre's Commander-in-Chief, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because your heart is arrogant, and because you keep saying, "I have taken my seat, I am a god, seated in God's seat right in the middle of the sea,' and because you're a man, and not a god, even though you pretend that you have a god-like heart"

Ezekiel 29:3

Tell him that this is what the Lord GOD says: "Watch out! I'm coming to get you, Pharaoh, king of Egypt! You big monster! You lay in wait in the middle of your waterways and say, "My waterways belong to me! I made them for myself!"

Daniel 5:18-20

Your majesty, the Most High God gave your grandfather Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty, as well as greatness, glory, and splendor.

Habakkuk 1:15-16

The adversary captures them with a hook, gathering them up in a fishing net. He collects them with a dragnet, rejoicing and gloating over his catch.

Habakkuk 2:4-5

"Notice their arrogance they have no inward uprightness but the righteous will live by their faith.

Luke 12:19-20

Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up plenty of good things for many years. Take it easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."'

Luke 14:11

Because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the person who humbles himself will be exalted."

1 Corinthians 10:31

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

1 Peter 5:5

In a similar way, you young people must submit to the elders. All of you must clothe yourselves with humility for the sake of each other, because: "God opposes the arrogant, but gives grace to the humble."

Revelation 16:19

The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. God remembered to give Babylon the Great the cup of wine filled with the fury of his wrath.

Revelation 17:5

On her forehead was written a secret name: BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND DETESTABLE THINGS OF THE EARTH

Revelation 18:10

Frightened by the torture that she experiences, they will stand far away and cry out, "How terrible, how terrible it is for that great city, the powerful city Babylon, because your judgment arrived in a single hour!"

Revelation 18:21

Then a powerful angel picked up a stone that was like a large millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "The great city Babylon will be thrown down violently and will never be found again.

Revelation 21:24-26

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

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