Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.

King James Version

Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Holman Bible

Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

International Standard Version

Therefore it was called Babylon, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them over the surface of the entire earth.

A Conservative Version

Therefore the name of it was called Babel, because LORD there confounded the language of all the earth, and from there LORD scattered them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

American Standard Version

Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because Jehovah did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did Jehovah scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Amplified

Therefore the name of it was called Babel -- "because there the Lord confounded the language of all the earth; and from that place the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Bible in Basic English

So it was named Babel, because there the Lord took away the sense of all languages and from there the Lord sent them away over all the face of the earth.

Darby Translation

Therefore was its name called Babel; because Jehovah there confounded the language of the whole earth. And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore the name of it was called Babel because there the LORD confounded the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore its name was called confusion, for there Jehovah confounded the lip of all the earth: and from thence Jehovah dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

King James 2000

Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confuse the language of all the earth: and from there did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore its name was called Babel, for there Yahweh confused the language of the whole earth, and there Yahweh scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore the name of it is called Babel; because Jehovah confused the language of all the earth there. And from there Jehovah scattered them abroad on the face of all the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore the name of it is called Babel, because that the LORD there confounded the tongue of all the world; and because that the LORD, from thence, scattered them abroad upon all the earth.

NET Bible

That is why its name was called Babel -- because there the Lord confused the language of the entire world, and from there the Lord scattered them across the face of the entire earth.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. From there, the LORD scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth.

The Emphasized Bible

For this cause, was the name thereof called Babel; because there, did Yahweh confuse the speech of all the earth, - and, from thence, did Yahweh scatter them abroad, over the face of all the earth.

Webster

Therefore is the name of it called Babel, because the LORD there confounded the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

World English Bible

Therefore its name was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of all the earth. From there, Yahweh scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth.

Youngs Literal Translation

therefore hath one called its name Babel, for there hath Jehovah mingled the pronunciation of all the earth, and from thence hath Jehovah scattered them over the face of all the earth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Therefore is the name of it
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

בּבל 
babel 
Usage: 262

the language
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

of all the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

the Lord

Usage: 0

upon the face
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

Context Readings

The Tower Of Babylon

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. 9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth. 10 These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old, and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood;


Cross References

Genesis 10:10

The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Genesis 10:5

From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.

Genesis 10:20

These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations.

Genesis 10:25

Two sons were born to Eber; the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

Genesis 10:31-32

These are the sons of Shem, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, according to their nations.

Isaiah 13:1-14

The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.

Jeremiah 50:1-46

The word which the LORD spoke concerning Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, through Jeremiah the prophet:

Acts 17:26

and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,

1 Corinthians 14:23

Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad?

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