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

  • A disciple
    Mr. Smith; Consider what the LORD said, with the view that they had raised up a city and a tower of rebellion against the heavens. Read Psalm 2 (for example), and think of that unrestrained "imagination" as that they thought to cast God out from the world and all influence upon the hearts and minds of men; like they do still to this day. The evil seed planted in men's souls, is coming to the full.
  • Lu2677
    MrSmith,2Cor.10:5"Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God,and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ"I'm not talking about inventions or getting out of a jam.Gen.6;5,Gen.8;21,Deut.2;19,Luke1;51,etc.
    The Holy Spirit helps with prayer,Scripture teaches us to rely on Him,not our own understanding.Proverb 3;5
  • Mr. Smith
    v 6, From God's mouth to our ears. NOTHING will be restrained (or nothing will be impossible) from them (to them) which they have IMAGINED to do. The power of the human imagination is infinite. God made us after his likeness, a creator. Every invention of man started in the imagination. Whatever situation we're facing we can imagine our way out of it.
  • Irene123
    Cheryl - Gen. 10:31 (not 34) and Ch.11:1; the Bible isn't written 'chronologically' - in the exact order things happened. And that's God's intention: so we would STUDY to shew ourselves approved, 2 Tim. 2:15; v. 23.
  • Irene123
    V.10 - It's interesting only Arphaxad is mentioned; Shem had several sons.
  • Irene123
    V.4 - " ..... lest we be scattered upon the whole face of the earth". And that's exactly how God punished them. Man still today thinks he can out maneuver God.

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