Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

New American Standard Bible

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."

King James Version

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Holman Bible

And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

International Standard Version

Then they said, "Come on! Let's build ourselves a city and a tower, with its summit in the heavens, and let's make a name for ourselves so we won't be scattered over the surface of the whole earth."

A Conservative Version

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

Amplified

And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top reaches into the sky, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

And they said, Come on, let us build ourselves a city and a tower, the top of which may reach to the heavens; and let us make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will say, Come, we will build to us a city, and a tower, its head to the heavens; and we will make to us a name, lest we shall be dispersed over the face of the earth.

King James 2000

And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower whose top [reaches to] the heavens. And let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth."

Modern King James verseion

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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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."

NET Bible

Then they said, "Come, let's build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens so that we may make a name for ourselves. Otherwise we will be scattered across the face of the entire earth."

New Heart English Bible

They said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let us make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth."

The Emphasized Bible

And they said Come on! let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower with its head in the heavens, so let us make for ourselves a name, - lest we be scattered abroad over the face of all the earth.

Webster

And they said, come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach to heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we should be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

World English Bible

They said, "Come, let's build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let's make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth."

Youngs Literal Translation

And they say, 'Give help, let us build for ourselves a city and tower, and its head in the heavens, and make for ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of all the earth.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Go to
יהב 
Yahab 
give, go to, Bring, ascribe, come on, give out, Set, take
Usage: 34

let us build
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

us a city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

and a tower
מגדּלה מגדּל 
Migdal 
Usage: 50

ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

us a name
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

upon the face
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

Images Genesis 11:4

Prayers for Genesis 11:4

Context Readings

The Tower Of Babylon

3 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. 4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. 5 And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 1:28

Whither are we going up? our brethren have made our heart to melt, saying, The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.

Deuteronomy 9:1

Hear, O Israel: thou art to pass over the Jordan this day, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fortified up to heaven,

2 Samuel 8:13

And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.

Genesis 6:4

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.

Genesis 11:8-9

So Jehovah scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.

Deuteronomy 4:27

And Jehovah will scatter you among the peoples, and ye shall be left few in number among the nations, whither Jehovah shall lead you away.

Psalm 49:11-13

Their inward thought is, that their houses'shall continue for ever, And their dwelling-places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names.

Psalm 92:9

For, lo, thine enemies, O Jehovah, For, lo, thine enemies shall perish; All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

Proverbs 10:7

The memory of the righteous is blessed; But the name of the wicked shall rot.

Daniel 4:11

The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth.

Daniel 4:22

it is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong; for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.

Daniel 4:30

The king spake and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling-place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Luke 1:51

He hath showed strength with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.

John 5:44

How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not?

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