Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And LORD said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. And now nothing will be withheld from them, which they propose to do.

New American Standard Bible

The Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.

King James Version

And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Holman Bible

The Lord said, “If they have begun to do this as one people all having the same language, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

International Standard Version

The LORD said, "Look! They are one people with the same language for all of them, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing that they have a mind to do will be impossible for them!

American Standard Version

And Jehovah said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do.

Amplified

And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one [unified] people, and they all have the same language. This is only the beginning of what they will do [in rebellion against Me], and now no evil thing they imagine they can do will be impossible for them.

Bible in Basic English

And the Lord said, See, they are all one people and have all one language; and this is only the start of what they may do: and now it will not be possible to keep them from any purpose of theirs.

Darby Translation

And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and have all one language; and this have they begun to do. And now will they be hindered in nothing that they meditate doing.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah will say, Behold, the people one, and one lip to them all; and this they begin to do: and now it will not be restrained from them all which they shall imagine to do.

King James 2000

And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Yahweh said, "Behold, {they are one people with one language}, and {this is only the beginning of what they will do}. So now nothing that they intend to do will be impossible for them.

Modern King James verseion

And Jehovah said, Behold! The people is one and they all have one language. And this they begin to do. And now nothing which they have imagined to do will be restrained from them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the LORD said, "See, the people is one and have one tongue among them all: And this have they begun to do, and will not leave off from all that they have purposed to do.

NET Bible

And the Lord said, "If as one people all sharing a common language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be beyond them.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Yahweh: Lo! one people and one manner of speech, have they all, this, then is what they have begun to do, - now, therefore, nothing will be withholden from them which they may plan to do.

Webster

And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

World English Bible

Yahweh said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.

Youngs Literal Translation

and Jehovah saith, 'Lo, the people is one, and one pronunciation is to them all, and this it hath dreamed of doing; and now, nothing is restrained from them of that which they have purposed to do.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the Lord

Usage: 0

Behold, the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

is one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

to do

Usage: 0

and now nothing

Usage: 0

Context Readings

The Tower Of Babylon

5 And LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men built. 6 And LORD said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. And now nothing will be withheld from them, which they propose to do. 7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand each other's speech.


Cross References

Genesis 11:1

And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Genesis 3:22

And LORD God said, Behold, the man has become as one of us--to know good and evil--and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever--

Genesis 6:5

And LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 8:21

And LORD smelled the sweet savor. And LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for that the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I again any more smite everything

Genesis 9:19

These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was spread over.

Judges 10:14

Go and cry to the gods which ye have chosen. Let them save you in the time of your distress.

1 Kings 18:27

And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is meditating, or he is gone aside, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he sleeps and must be awakened.

Psalm 2:1-4

Why do the nations rage, and the peoples meditate vain {things (LXX/NT)}?

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes. But know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgmen

Luke 1:51

He did a mighty work by his arm. He scattered the proud in the mentality of their heart.

Acts 17:26

And he made from one blood every nation of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth, having determined prescribed times, and the limits of their occupancy,

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