Parallel Verses

Webster

Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may 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.

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.”

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.

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, 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. 7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.


Cross References

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping animal that creepeth upon the earth.

Genesis 42:23

And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spoke to them by an interpreter.

Deuteronomy 28:49

The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth, a nation whose language thou shalt not understand:

Psalm 2:4

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Jeremiah 5:15

Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.

Genesis 3:22

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man hath become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he should put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

Genesis 10:5

By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Genesis 10:20

These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

Genesis 10:32

These are the families of the sons of Noah after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

Genesis 11:5

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men were building.

Job 5:12-13

He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Job 12:20

He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.

Psalm 33:10

The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to naught: he maketh the devices of the people of no effect.

Psalm 55:9

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Isaiah 6:8

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Acts 2:4-11

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

1 Corinthians 14:2-11

For he that speaketh in an unknown language, speaketh not to men, but to God: for no man understandeth him; yet in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:23

If therefore the whole church is assembled in one place, and all speak in languages, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are insane?

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