Genesis 11:5

“And the LORD came downe to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.”

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Other Translations

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
- King James Version

The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord came down to see the town and the tower which the children of men were building.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men were building.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah cometh down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men have builded;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 11:5


11:5 And the Lord came down to see the city - 'Tis an expression after the manner of men, he knew it as clearly as men know that which they come upon the place to view. And the tower which the children of men builded - Which speaks, Their weakness and frailty, it was a foolish thing for the children of men, worms of the earth, to defy heaven. Their sinfulness, they were the sons of Adam, so it is in the Hebrew; nay, of that Adam, that sinful disobedient Adam, whose children are by nature children of disobedience. Their distinction from the children of God, from whom those daring builders had separated themselves, and built this tower to support and perpetuate the separation.


Discussion for Genesis 11

  • Nqobani Sibanda
    The Lord is good all the time. He is the author and finisher of all things. Glory be to Him The Almighty living God
  • Gods loves............................................................me.....yea
    I lovvee god.God is so good wawwwwwww
  • Vanessa
    it's not just one culture either, there is followers of Christ in all and then there is deniers, and do the work of the evil one, but God does know the hearts of all, so pray for all, as I said he loves us all, but not sin, he gave us the way to be free from our sin in our Lord and savior, he is the only way in God Bless you all
  • Vanessa
    God told Noah his family would seed the world,but as for some saying God cursed anyone , i think they would want to consider who comes into ones heart and mind that seeks to steal and destroy, God made a oath to Noah and God never lies, I pray for those that misconstrue the word of God keep asking for wisdom.
  • Tata Teete
    I love God. He is my savior and the reason for my birth. GAWD BWESS!
  • Laquisha Riot
    The Lord is beautiful, but do not be disillusioned by the misogynist views within the book. Wives, do not be subordinate to your husbands...be their equals. Eat shellfish and let others love who they want to love. Hate is not allowed. God Bless.

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