Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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 walked in the palace of the kingdom 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 honor of my majesty? 31 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken; The kingdom has departed from you.


Cross References

Isaiah 37:24-25

By your servants have you reproached the Lord, and have said, By the multitude of my chariots have I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down its tall cedars, and its choice fir trees: and I will enter into its farthest height, and the forest of its Carmel.

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 they dwelt there.

1 Chronicles 29:12-14

Both riches and honor come from you, and you reign over all; and in your hand is power and might; and in your hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

2 Chronicles 2:5-6

And the house which I build will be great: for great is our God above all gods.

Esther 1:4

When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even a hundred and fourscore days.

Psalm 49:20

Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 73:8

They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

Psalm 104:1

Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with honor and majesty.

Psalm 145:5-12

I will speak of the glorious honor of your majesty, and of your wondrous works.

Proverbs 16:18

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

Isaiah 10:8-15

For he says, Are not my princes altogether kings?

Ezekiel 28:2-5

Son of man, say unto the prince 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 God, in the midst of the seas; yet you are a man, and not God, though you set your heart as 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, who has said, My river is my own, and I have made it for myself.

Daniel 5:18-20

O king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honor:

Habakkuk 1:15-16

They take up all of them with the hook, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their dragnet: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

Habakkuk 2:4-5

Behold, his soul which is proud is not upright in him: but the just shall 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; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Luke 14:11

For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.

Revelation 16:19

And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

Revelation 17:5

And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Revelation 18:10

Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come.

Revelation 18:21

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Revelation 21:24-26

And the nations of them who are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it.

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