Genesis 11:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the LORD came downe to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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