Genesis 11:2

“And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe as they iourneyed from the East, that they found a plaine in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it came about that in their wandering from the east, they came to a stretch of flat country in the land of Shinar, and there they made their living-place.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
- Webster's Bible

It happened, as they traveled east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived there.
- World English Bible

and it cometh to pass, in their journeying from the east, that they find a valley in the land of Shinar, and dwell there;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 11:2


11:2 And they found a plain in the land of Shinar - A spacious plain, able to contain them all.


Discussion for Genesis 11

  • James halverson
    PEOPLE were advancing to fast so GOD slow them down this happen a lot in history war and sickness look to the knew world order trying make one country ITS satins plan to wipe people out,

  • Michael C.
    Cheryl, the original text did not have chapters and verses; they were added later to make the Scriptures easier to reference for the Bible scholar. Because it was so popular, it became the regular way to copy the Bible. We should read it in the whole context it was first written. This should help answer your question. Also, it isn't always exactly chronologically written; but according to subject.
  • Cheryl
    Chapter 10 verse 34 now in this chapter verse 1 it say all one language
  • Michael C.
    Hi Leah.They were constructing a city and a tower, for rebellion. It is almost extinct from knowledge or understanding today,and never taught, about that city,Babel, and what terrible ruin it effected on men,to make them heathen;something so evil and perverted and blasphemous, that couldn't be driven out of their hearts, even by the confounding of the languages, and scattering over all the earth.
  • Norm
    Valerie, keep asking the Father for a clean heart, faith and wisdom and the LORD will give you understanding beyond your own comprehension as you continue studying His Word. Anyone who asks in sincerity will receive. May God bless you with a pure heart abounding in charity and fill you with His Holy Spirit! In Christ Jesus my Lord and Saviour I pray. Amen. Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you seek, and ye shall find knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth and he that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
  • Coleen
    i felt the same way. i been studying for almost 2 yrs. it is getting easier also I have really felt our Father with me in all I do since i started studying. and had many prayers answered :}

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