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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.

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!

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.

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.

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 the Lord came down to see the town and the tower which the children of men were building. 6 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. 7 Come, let us go down and take away the sense of their language, so that they will not be able to make themselves clear to one another.


Cross References

Genesis 11:1

And all the earth had one language and one tongue.

Genesis 3:22

And the Lord God said, Now the man has become like one of us, having knowledge of good and evil; and now if he puts out his hand and takes of the fruit of the tree of life, he will go on living for ever.

Genesis 6:5

And the Lord saw that the sin of man was great on the earth, and that all the thoughts of his heart were evil.

Genesis 8:21

And when the sweet smell came up to the Lord, he said in his heart, I will not again put a curse on the earth because of man, for the thoughts of man's heart are evil from his earliest days; never again will I send destruction on all living things as I have done.

Genesis 9:19

These three were the sons of Noah and from them all the earth was peopled.

Judges 10:14

Go, send up your cry for help to the gods of your selection; let them be your saviours in the time of your trouble.

1 Kings 18:27

And in the middle of the day, Elijah made sport of them, saying, Give louder cries, for he is a god; he may be deep in thought, or he may have gone away for some purpose, or he may be on a journey, or by chance he is sleeping and has to be made awake.

Psalm 2:1-4

Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish?

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Have joy, O young man, while you are young; and let your heart be glad in the days of your strength, and go in the ways of your heart, and in the desire of your eyes; but be certain that for all these things God will be your judge.

Luke 1:51

With his arm he has done acts of power; he has put to flight those who have pride in their hearts.

Acts 17:26

And he has made of one blood all the nations of men living on all the face of the earth, ordering their times and the limits of their lands,

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