Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

His kingdom started with Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now, the beginning of his kingdom [was] Babel, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

NET Bible

The primary regions of his kingdom were Babel, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh in the land of Shinar.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

So the beginning of his kingdom came to be Babel, and Erech, and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

And the first part of his kingdom is Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראשׁית 
Re'shiyth 
Usage: 51

ממלכה 
Mamlakah 
Usage: 117

בּבל 
babel 
Usage: 262

and Erech
ארך 
'Erek 
Usage: 1

and Accad
אכּד 
'Akkad 
Usage: 1

and Calneh
כּלנו כּלנה כּלנה 
Kalneh 
Usage: 3

in the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

Context Readings

The 30 Descendants Of Ham

9 He was a powerful hunter in the sight of the Lord. That is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a powerful hunter in the sight of the Lord.” 10 His kingdom started with Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, Calah,



Cross References

Genesis 11:2

As people migrated from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.

Genesis 11:9

Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Genesis 14:1

In those days Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim

Isaiah 10:9

Isn’t Calno like Carchemish?
Isn’t Hamath like Arpad?
Isn’t Samaria like Damascus?

Isaiah 11:11

On that day the Lord will extend His hand a second time to recover—from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the coasts and islands of the west—the remnant of His people who survive.

Isaiah 39:1

At that time Merodach-baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah since he heard that he had been sick and had recovered.

Jeremiah 50:21

“Go against the land of Merathaim,
and against those living in Pekod.
Put them to the sword;
completely destroy them—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
do everything I have commanded you.

Daniel 1:2

The Lord handed Jehoiakim king of Judah over to him, along with some of the vessels from the house of God. Nebuchadnezzar carried them to the land of Babylon, to the house of his god, and put the vessels in the treasury of his god.

Amos 6:2

Cross over to Calneh and see;
go from there to great Hamath;
then go down to Gath of the Philistines.
Are you better than these kingdoms?
Is their territory larger than yours?

Micah 4:10

Writhe and cry out, Daughter Zion,
like a woman in labor,
for now you will leave the city
and camp in the open fields.
You will go to Babylon;
there you will be rescued;
there the Lord will redeem you
from the power of your enemies!

Micah 5:6

They will shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,
the land of Nimrod with a drawn blade.
So He will rescue us from Assyria
when it invades our land,
when it marches against our territory.

Zechariah 5:11

“To build a shrine for it in the land of Shinar,” he told me. “When that is ready, the basket will be placed there on its pedestal.”

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