Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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).

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.

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.

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 world was of one tongue and one language. 2 And as they came from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and there they dwelled.


Cross References

Zephaniah 3:9

And then will I cleanse the lips of the people, that they may every each one call upon the name of the LORD, and serve him with one shoulder.

Acts 2:6

When this was noised about, the multitude came together and were astonished, because that every man heard them speak his own tongue.

Isaiah 19:18

In that day shall the five cities of Egypt speak with the Canaanites' tongue, and swear by the LORD of Hosts: the city of desolation shall be called one of them.

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