Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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

And the whole earth was of one language and of one accent and mode of expression.

Bible in Basic English

And all the earth had one language and one tongue.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 There was a time when the entire earth spoke a common language with an identical vocabulary. 2 As people migrated westward, they came across a plain in the region of Shinar and settled there.


Cross References

Zephaniah 3:9

Indeed, then I will return my people to a pure language so that they all may call upon the name of the LORD, serving him with a united will.

Acts 2:6

When that sound came, a crowd quickly gathered, startled because each one heard the disciples speaking in his own language.

Isaiah 19:18

At that time, there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. One of them will be called the City of the Sun.

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