Parallel Verses

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."

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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 They told each other, "Come on! Let's burn bricks thoroughly." They used bricks for stone and tar for mortar. 4 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." 5 However, the LORD descended to look over the city and the tower that the humans were building.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 1:28

Where can we go? Our brothers discouraged us when they said that the people are bigger and taller than we are. Their cities are tall and fortified to the sky, and we also saw the Anakim there.'

Deuteronomy 9:1

"Listen, Israel! Today you are about to cross the Jordan to enter and dispossess greater and mightier nations than you, who live in large cities that are fortified to the sky.

2 Samuel 8:13

David made a name for himself when he returned from killing 18,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.

Genesis 6:4

The Nephilim were on the earth at that time (and also immediately afterward), when those divine beings were having sexual relations with those human women, who gave birth to children for them. These children became the heroes and legendary figures of ancient times.

Genesis 11:8-9

So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the surface of the whole earth, so that they had to stop building the city.

Deuteronomy 4:27

Moreover, the LORD will scatter you among the nations, and you'll be fewer in number in the nations where the LORD your God will drive you.

Psalm 49:11-13

Their inner thoughts are on their homes forever; their dwellings from generation to generation. They even name their lands after themselves.

Psalm 92:9

Look at your enemies, LORD! Look at your enemies, for they are destroyed; everyone who practices iniquity will be scattered.

Proverbs 10:7

The reputation of the righteous leads to blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Daniel 4:11

The tree grew large, became strong, and its top reached the sky. It could be seen to the ends of the earth.

Daniel 4:22

it's you, your majesty! You've become great and strong, your greatness has grown to the heavens, and your dominion reaches to the distant parts of the earth.

Daniel 4:30

he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."

Luke 1:51

He displayed his mighty power with his arm. He scattered people who were proud in mind and heart.

John 5:44

How can you believe when you accept each other's praise and do not look for the praise that comes from the only God?

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