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

  • 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 :}
  • Valerie santos
    its kind of confusing to me because i dont understand it but i will keep reading the word an keep asking for wisdom,knowledge, understanding.
  • Shawn Svancara
    Okay so I have been using the years according to genesis geneologies and found that Noah was alive when Abram was born 193 years after the great flood for at least 57 years. That means Abram possibly met his great,great,great,great,great,great,great,great,great grandfather Noah.
  • Joseph Caines
    There are great spiritual truths to learn from this chapter : 1.The power of imagination, which speaks of creativity 2. The power of uniting a common agreement and belief. These show the explosive ability of the image of God in man on earth, that God was very concern, so He caused confusion among their communication, which affected their imagination and unity. Mankind was placed to govern the earth Gen 1:26-28 , but sin has corrupted his God given purpose that is why Jesus came to redeem mankind.
  • What does this mean? I want to understand Gods word better.

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