Genesis 11:8

“So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence, vpon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the Citie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So Jehovah scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the Lord God sent them away into every part of the earth: and they gave up building their town.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth. And they left off building the city.
- Darby Bible

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
- Webster's Bible

So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah doth scatter them from thence over the face of all the earth, and they cease to build the city;
- Youngs Literal Bible

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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