Parallel Verses

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."

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.

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

They said, “Come, let us build a city for ourselves, and a tower whose top will reach into the heavens, and let us make a [famous] name for ourselves, so that we will not be scattered [into separate groups] and be dispersed over the surface of the entire earth [as the Lord instructed].”

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.

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 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." 5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the children of Adam had built.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 1:28

How shall we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our hearts, saying the people is greater and taller than we, and the cities are great and walled even up to heaven, and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.'

Deuteronomy 9:1

Hear, Israel: thou goest over Jordan this day, to go and conquer nations greater and mightier than thyself: and cities great and walled up to heaven,

2 Samuel 8:13

And David made him a name after he returned from the slaughter of the Syrians in the valley of salt where he slew eighteen thousand men.

Genesis 6:4

There were tyrants in the world in those days. For after that the children of God had gone in unto the daughters of men and had begotten them children, the same children were the mightiest of the world and men of renown.

Genesis 11:8-9

Thus the LORD scattered them from thence upon all the earth. And they left off to build the city.

Deuteronomy 4:27

And the LORD shall scatter you among nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the people whither the LORD shall bring you:

Psalm 49:11-13

And yet they think that their houses shall continue forever, and that their dwelling-places shall endure from one generation to another; and call the lands after their own names.

Psalm 92:9

For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, lo, thine enemies shall perish, and all the workers of wickedness shall be scattered abroad.

Proverbs 10:7

The memorial of the just shall have a good report; but the name of the ungodly shall stink.

Daniel 4:11

which was very high, great and mighty. The height reached unto the heaven, and the breadth extended to all the ends of the earth:

Daniel 4:22

Even thou, O king, art the tree: great and strong. Thy greatness increaseth, and reacheth unto the heaven, so doth thy power to the ends of the earth.

Daniel 4:30

and said, "This is the great city of Babylon, which I myself, with my power and strength, have made a king's court, for the honour of my majesty."

Luke 1:51

He showeth strength with his arm, he scattereth them that are proud in the imagination of their hearts.

John 5:44

How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh of God only?

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