Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

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 as they came from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and there they dwelled. 3 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. 4 And they said, "Come on, let us build us a city and a tower, that the top may reach unto heaven. And let us make us a name, for peradventure we shall be scattered abroad over all the earth."


Cross References

Genesis 14:10

And that vale of Siddim was full of slime pits. And the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there. And the residue fled to the mountains.

Exodus 1:14

and made their lives bitter unto them with cruel labour in clay and brick, and all manner work in the fields, and in all manner of service, which they caused them to work cruelly.

Exodus 2:3

And when she could no longer hide him, she took a basket of bulrushes and daubed it with slime and pitch, and laid the child therein, and put it in the flags by the river's brink.

Genesis 11:4

And they said, "Come on, let us build us a city and a tower, that the top may reach unto heaven. And let us make us a name, for peradventure we shall be scattered abroad over all the earth."

Genesis 11:7

Come on, let us descend and mingle their tongue even there, that one understand not what another sayeth."

Exodus 5:7-18

"See that ye give the people no more straw to make brick withal, as ye did in time past: let them go and gather them straw themselves.

2 Samuel 12:31

And he brought out the people that was therein and sawed them and drew harrows of iron upon them, and shred some of them with shredding knives of iron, and thrust some into furnaces. And so he served all the cities of the children of Ammon. And then David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.

Psalm 64:5

They have devised mischief, and communed among themselves how they may lay snares. "Tush," say they, "Who shall see them?"

Proverbs 1:11

if they entice thee, and say, "Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, and lurk privily for the innocent without a cause:

Ecclesiastes 2:1

Then said I thus in my heart, "Now go to, I will take mine ease and have good days." But lo, that was vanity also:

Isaiah 5:5

Well, now I shall tell you how I will do with my vineyard: I will take the hedge from it, that it may perish, and break down the wall, that it may be trodden under foot.

Isaiah 9:10

"The tile work is fallen down, but we will build it with squared stones. The Mulberry timber is broken, but we shall set it up again with Cedar."

Isaiah 41:6-7

Every man exhorted his neighbour, and brother, and bad him be strong.

Isaiah 65:3

To a people that is ever defying me to my face. They make their oblations in gardens, and their smoke upon altars of brick;

Nahum 3:14

Draw water now against thou be besieged, make up thy strongholds, go into the clay, temper the mortar, make strong brick:

Hebrews 3:13

but exhort one another daily, while it is called today, lest any of you wax hard hearted through the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 10:24

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

James 4:13

Go to now, ye that say, "Today and tomorrow let us go into such a city and continue there a year and buy, and sell, and win,"

James 5:1

Go to now, ye rich men. Weep, and howl on your wretchedness that shall come upon you.

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