Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 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 happened, as they traveled from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar. And they lived there. 3 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. 4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower, and its top in the heavens. And let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered upon the face of the whole earth.


Cross References

Genesis 14:10

And the valley of Siddim was full of asphalt pits. And the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.

Exodus 1:14

And they made their lives bitter with hard work in mortar and in bricks, and in all kinds of work in the field; all their work in which they made them do was with harshness.

Exodus 2:3

But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of papyrus for him, and daubed it with bitumen and with pitch, and put the child in it. And she laid it in the reeds by the river's edge.

Genesis 11:4

And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower, and its top in the heavens. And let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered upon the face of the whole earth.

Genesis 11:7

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

Exodus 5:7-18

You shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves.

2 Samuel 12:31

And he brought forth the people that were in it, and put them to the saw, and to sharp tools of iron, and to axes of iron. And he made them go over into the brick-kiln. And so he did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

Psalm 64:5

They encourage themselves in an evil plan; they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, Who shall see them?

Proverbs 1:11

If they say, Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, we will watch secretly for the innocent without cause;

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said in my heart, Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore consider and behold goodness; this also is vanity.

Isaiah 5:5

And now I will tell you what I will do to My vineyard; I will take away its hedge, and it shall be eaten up; and break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down;

Isaiah 9:10

The bricks have fallen down, but we will build with cut stones; the sycamores are cut down, but we use cedars instead.

Isaiah 41:6-7

They each one helped his neighbor, and said to his brother, Be strong.

Isaiah 65:3

a people who without ceasing provoke Me to anger to My face; who sacrifice in gardens, and burn incense on the bricks;

Nahum 3:14

Draw waters for the siege; fortify your strongholds; go into the clay, and tread the mortar; make the brick mold strong.

Hebrews 3:13

But exhort one another daily, while it is called today, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 10:24

and let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works,

James 4:13

Come now, those saying, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city and spend a year there, and we will trade and will make a profit,

James 5:1

Come now, rich ones, weep and howl for your hardships coming on.

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