Genesis 11:3



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

King James Version

And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

International Standard Version

They told each other, "Come on! Let's burn bricks thoroughly." They used bricks for stone and tar for mortar.

A Conservative Version

And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had slime for mortar.

American Standard Version

And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

Amplified

And they said one to another, Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly. So they had brick for stone, and slime (bitumen) for mortar.

Bible in Basic English

And they said one to another, Come, let us make bricks, burning them well. And they had bricks for stone, putting them together with sticky earth.

Darby Translation

And they said one to another, Come on, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.

Holman Bible

They said to each other, "Come, let us make oven-fired bricks." They had brick for stone and asphalt for mortar.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick instead of stone and slime instead of mortar.

Julia Smith Translation

And they shall say a man to his neighbor, Come, we will make bricks, and we will burn to a burning, and brick shall be to them for stone, and potter's clay shall be to them for potter's clay.

King James 2000

And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and bitumen had they for mortar.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they said {to each other}, "Come, let us make bricks and {burn them thoroughly}." And they had brick for stone and they had tar for mortar.

Modern King James verseion

And they said to one another, Come, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And they said, one to another, "Come on, let us make brick and burn it with fire." So brick was their stone and slime was their mortar.

NET Bible

Then they said to one another, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." (They had brick instead of stone and tar instead of mortar.)

New Heart English Bible

They said one to another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

New simplified Bible

They said to each other: Let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly. They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.

The Emphasized Bible

Then said they, each man to his friend, Come on! let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly, - So the bricks, served them for stone, and bitumen, served them for mortar,

Webster

And they said one to another, come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

World English Bible

They said one to another, "Come, let's make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

Youngs Literal Translation

and they say each one to his neighbour, 'Give help, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly:' and the brick is to them for stone, and the bitumen hath been to them for mortar.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

Usage: 0

אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

ריע רע 
Rea` 
Usage: 187

Go to
יהב 
Yahab 
give , go to , Bring , ascribe , come on , give out , Set , take
Usage: 34

let us make
לבן 
Laban 
Usage: 8

לבנה 
L@benah 
Usage: 11

and burn
שׂרף 
Saraph 
Usage: 117

שׂרפה 
S@rephah 
Usage: 13

לבנה 
L@benah 
Usage: 11

and slime
חמר 
Chemar 
Usage: 3

Context Readings

The Tower Of Babylon

2 It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. 4 They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."


Cross References

Genesis 14:10

Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell into them But those who survived fled to the hill country.

Exodus 1:14

and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously imposed on them.

Exodus 2:3

But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

Genesis 11:4

They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."

Genesis 11:7

"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."

Exodus 5:7-18

"You are no longer to give the people straw to make brick as previously; let them go and gather straw for themselves.

2 Samuel 12:31

He also brought out the people who were in it, and set them under saws, sharp iron instruments, and iron axes, and made them pass through the brickkiln. And thus he did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

Psalm 64:5

They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, "Who can see them?"

Proverbs 1:11

If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause;

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.

Isaiah 5:5

"So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed; I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground.

Isaiah 9:10

"The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with smooth stones; The sycamores have been cut down, But we will replace them with cedars."

Isaiah 41:6-7

Each one helps his neighbor And says to his brother, "Be strong!"

Isaiah 65:3

A people who continually provoke Me to My face, Offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on bricks;

Nahum 3:14

Draw for yourself water for the siege! Strengthen your fortifications! Go into the clay and tread the mortar! Take hold of the brick mold!

Hebrews 3:13

But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 10:24

and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,

James 4:13

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit."

James 5:1

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.



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