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 upon the face of all the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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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