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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.

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.

Holman Bible

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

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

They said one to another, “Come, let us make bricks and fire them thoroughly [in a kiln, to harden and strengthen them].” So they used brick for stone [as building material], and they used tar (bitumen, asphalt) for mortar.

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.

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.

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
one
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

to another
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 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. 3 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. 4 And they said, Come, let us make a town, and a tower whose top will go up as high as heaven; and let us make a great name for ourselves, so that we may not be wanderers over the face of the earth.


Cross References

Genesis 14:10

Now the valley of Siddim was full of holes of sticky earth; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah were put to flight and came to their end there, but the rest got away to the mountain.

Exodus 1:14

And made their lives bitter with hard work, making building-material and bricks, and doing all sorts of work in the fields under the hardest conditions.

Exodus 2:3

And when she was no longer able to keep him secret, she made him a basket out of the stems of water-plants, pasting sticky earth over it to keep the water out; and placing the baby in it she put it among the plants by the edge of the Nile.

Genesis 11:4

And they said, Come, let us make a town, and a tower whose top will go up as high as heaven; and let us make a great name for ourselves, so that we may not be wanderers over the face of the earth.

Genesis 11:7

Come, let us go down and take away the sense of their language, so that they will not be able to make themselves clear to one another.

Exodus 5:7-18

Give these men no more dry stems for their brick-making as you have been doing; let them go and get the material for themselves.

2 Samuel 12:31

And he took the people out of the town and put them to work with wood-cutting instruments, and iron grain-crushers, and iron axes, and at brick-making: this he did to all the towns of the children of Ammon. Then David and all the people went back to Jerusalem.

Psalm 64:5

They make themselves strong in an evil purpose; they make holes for secret nets; they say, Who will see it,

Proverbs 1:11

If they say, Come with us; let us make designs against the good, waiting secretly for the upright, without cause;

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said in my heart, I will give you joy for a test; so take your pleasure--but it was to no purpose.

Isaiah 5:5

And now, this is what I will do to my vine-garden: I will take away the circle of thorns round it, and it will be burned up; its wall will be broken down and the beasts of the field will go through it;

Isaiah 9:10

The bricks have come down, but we will put up buildings of cut stone in their place: the sycamores are cut down, but they will be changed to cedars.

Isaiah 41:6-7

They gave help everyone to his neighbour; and everyone said to his brother, Take heart!

Isaiah 65:3

A people who make me angry every day, making offerings in gardens, and burning perfumes on bricks.

Nahum 3:14

Get water for the time when you are shut in, make strong your towns: go into the potter's earth, stamping it down with your feet, make strong the brickworks.

Hebrews 3:13

But give comfort to one another every day as long as it is still Today; so that no one among you may be made hard by the deceit of sin:

Hebrews 10:24

And let us be moving one another at all times to love and good works;

James 4:13

How foolish it is to say, Today or tomorrow we will go into this town, and be there for a year and do business there and get wealth:

James 5:1

Come now, you men of wealth, give yourselves to weeping and crying because of the bitter troubles which are coming to you.

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