Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

And all the earth had one language and one tongue.

New American Standard Bible

Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.

King James Version

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Holman Bible

At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary.

International Standard Version

There was a time when the entire earth spoke a common language with an identical vocabulary.

A Conservative Version

And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

American Standard Version

And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Amplified

Now the whole earth spoke one language and used the same words (vocabulary).

Darby Translation

And the whole earth had one language, and the same words.

Julia Smith Translation

And all the earth shall be one lip, and the same words.

King James 2000

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now the whole earth [had] one language and the same words.

Modern King James verseion

And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And all the world was of one tongue and one language.

NET Bible

The whole earth had a common language and a common vocabulary.

New Heart English Bible

The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

The Emphasized Bible

So it came to pass that, all the earth, was of one manner of speech, - and of one stock of words.

Webster

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

World English Bible

The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the whole earth is of one pronunciation, and of the same words,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

was of one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

and of one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

Context Readings

The Tower Of Babylon

1 And all the earth had one language and one tongue. 2 And it came about that in their wandering from the east, they came to a stretch of flat country in the land of Shinar, and there they made their living-place.


Cross References

Zephaniah 3:9

For then I will give the people a clean language, so that they may all make prayer to the Lord and be his servants with one mind.

Acts 2:6

And when this sound came to their ears, they all came together, and were greatly surprised because every man was hearing the words of the disciples in his special language.

Isaiah 19:18

In that day there will be five towns in the land of Egypt using the language of Canaan, and making oaths to the Lord of armies; and one of them will be named, The Town of the Sun.

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