Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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 in the royal palace of Babylon. 30 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? 31 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from the sky, [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 defied the Lord, and have said, "With the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the innermost parts of Lebanon. I will cut down its tall cedars and its choice fir trees. I will enter into its farthest height, the forest of its fruitful field.

Genesis 10:10

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

Genesis 11:2-9

It happened, as they traveled east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived 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 is in your hand to make great, and to give strength to all.

2 Chronicles 2:5-6

"The house which I build is great; for our God is great above all gods.

Esther 1:4

He displayed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even one hundred eighty days.

Psalm 49:20

A man who has riches without understanding, is like the animals that perish. A Psalm by Asaph.

Psalm 73:8

They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.

Psalm 104:1

Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

Psalm 145:5-12

Of the glorious majesty of your honor, of your wondrous works, I will meditate.

Proverbs 16:18

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

Isaiah 10:8-15

For he says, "Aren't all of my princes kings?

Ezekiel 28:2-5

Son of man, tell the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: 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 man, and not God, though you did set your heart as the heart of God --

Ezekiel 29:3

Speak and say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster that lies in the midst of his rivers, that has said, 'My river is my own, and I have made it for myself.'

Daniel 5:18-20

You, king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father the kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and majesty:

Habakkuk 1:15-16

He takes up all of them with the hook. He catches them in his net, and gathers them in his dragnet. Therefore he rejoices and is glad.

Habakkuk 2:4-5

Behold, his soul is puffed up. It is not upright in him, but the righteous will live by his faith.

Luke 12:19-20

I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'

Luke 14:11

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

1 Corinthians 10:31

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

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Revelation 16:19

The great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered in the sight of God, to give to her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

Revelation 17:5

And on her forehead a name was written, "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."

Revelation 18:10

standing far away for the fear of her torment, saying, 'Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For your judgment has come in one hour.'

Revelation 18:21

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

Revelation 21:24-26

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

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