Parallel Verses

Amplified

Come, let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) go down and there confuse and mix up their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”

New American Standard Bible

Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”

King James Version

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Holman Bible

Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”

International Standard Version

Come on! Let's go down there and confuse their language, so that they won't understand each other's speech."

A Conservative Version

Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand each other's speech.

American Standard Version

Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Julia Smith Translation

Come, we will come down and mix their lip that they shall not hear a man the lip of his neighbor.

King James 2000

Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Come, let us go down and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand {each other's language}."

Modern King James verseion

Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they cannot understand one another's speech.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Come on, let us descend and mingle their tongue even there, that one understand not what another sayeth."

NET Bible

Come, let's go down and confuse their language so they won't be able to understand each other."

New Heart English Bible

Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."

The Emphasized Bible

Come on! let us go down, and there confuse their speech, - that they may not under-stand, each man the speech of his friend.

Webster

Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

World English Bible

Come, let's go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."

Youngs Literal Translation

Give help, let us go down, and mingle there their pronunciation, so that a man doth not understand the pronunciation of his companion.'

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 go down
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

one
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

Context Readings

The Tower Of Babylon

6 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. 7 Come, let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) go down and there confuse and mix up their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the surface of the entire earth; and they stopped building the city.


Cross References

Genesis 1:26

Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.”

Genesis 42:23

They did not know that Joseph understood [their conversation], because he spoke to them through an interpreter.

Deuteronomy 28:49

“The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the end of the earth, [as swift] as the eagle swoops down [to attack], a nation whose language you will not understand,

Psalm 2:4


He who sits [enthroned] in the heavens laughs [at their rebellion];
The [Sovereign] Lord scoffs at them [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].

Jeremiah 5:15


“Behold, I am bringing a nation against you from far away, O house of Israel,” says the Lord.
“It is a mighty and enduring nation,
It is an ancient nation,
A nation whose language you do not know,
Whose words you do not comprehend.

Genesis 3:22

And the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), knowing [how to distinguish between] good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take from the tree of life as well, and eat [its fruit], and live [in this fallen, sinful condition] forever”—

Genesis 10:5

From these, [the people of] the coastlands of the nations were separated and spread into their lands, every one according to his own language, according to their constituent groups (families), and into their nations:

Genesis 10:20

These are the descendants of Ham according to their constituent groups, according to their languages, by their lands, and by their nations.

Genesis 10:32

These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their descendants, by their nations; and from these [people] the nations were separated and spread abroad on the earth after the flood.

Genesis 11:5

Now the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.

Job 5:12-13


“He frustrates the devices and schemes of the crafty,
So that their hands cannot attain success or achieve anything of [lasting] worth.

Job 12:20


“He deprives the trusted ones of speech
And takes away the discernment and discretion of the aged.

Psalm 33:10


The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations;
He makes the thoughts and plans of the people ineffective.

Psalm 55:9


Confuse [my enemies], O Lord, divide their tongues [destroying their schemes],
For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Isaiah 6:8

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Acts 2:4-11

And they were all filled [that is, diffused throughout their being] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues (different languages), as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out [clearly and appropriately].

1 Corinthians 14:2-11

For one who speaks in an unknown tongue does not speak to people but to God; for no one understands him or catches his meaning, but by the Spirit he speaks mysteries [secret truths, hidden things].

1 Corinthians 14:23

So then, if the whole church gathers together and all of you speak in [unknown] tongues, and outsiders or those who are not gifted [in spiritual matters] or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?

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