Genesis 11:9

“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 vpon the face of all the earth.”

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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.
- King James Version

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore was 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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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