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.


Discussion for Genesis 11

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    HIMSELF ! elohim God the son holy ghost and Father their speaking with each other another good exmple of why Jesus is the creator therefore hes the Godhead!His body (Son) his spirit(holy ghost) and his soul(THE FATHER) FOR IN HIM DWELLETH THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY
  • A disciple
    R4Love; The Bible says that there are three Divine Persons in heaven; the Father the Word and the Holy Spirit. Jesus said many times that He and the Father are one and that He is "I AM" and that He does everything He sees the Father do; even raising the dead. When God said, "Let us make man in our image," I AM was pronouncing our very coming into being; and so we were made entirely by God's Words.
  • R4Love
    I have a question. I just started reading and in Gen. 1:26, it states "...Let us make man in our image, after our likeness". Who was He talking to?
  • Robert Blanding
    After reading each comments, I agree with each of these: Stacy's- Chatauna Robinson's- Brenner's- Red's and Kiragu's From my bible study, they are right on target. Praise Yeshua Jesus !!! 0
  • BSP
    Verse 1: This verse shows that originally the earth was full of people who spoke only one language.
  • 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.

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