Genesis 10:10
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New International Version
The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in Shinar.

New Living Translation
He built his kingdom in the land of Babylonia, with the cities of Babylon, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh.

English Standard Version
The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

New American Standard Bible
The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

King James Bible
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His kingdom started with Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

International Standard Version
His kingdom began in the region of Shinar with the cities of Babylon, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh.

NET Bible
The primary regions of his kingdom were Babel, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh in the land of Shinar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The first [cities] in his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh in Shinar [Babylonia].

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

New American Standard 1977
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh in the land of Shinar.

King James 2000 Bible
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

American King James Version
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

American Standard Version
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babylon, and Arach, and Achad, and Chalanne in the land of Sennaar.

Darby Bible Translation
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

English Revised Version
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

World English Bible
The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Young's Literal Translation
And the first part of his kingdom is Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:8-14 Nimrod was a great man in his day; he began to be mighty in the earth, Those before him were content to be upon the same level with their neighbours, and though every man bare rule in his own house, yet no man pretended any further. Nimrod was resolved to lord it over his neighbours. The spirit of the giants before the flood, who became mighty men, and men of renown, Ge 6:4, revived in him. Nimrod was a great hunter. Hunting then was the method of preventing the hurtful increase of wild beasts. This required great courage and address, and thus gave an opportunity for Nimrod to command others, and gradually attached a number of men to one leader. From such a beginning, it is likely, that Nimrod began to rule, and to force others to submit. He invaded his neighbours' rights and properties, and persecuted innocent men; endeavouring to make all his own by force and violence. He carried on his oppressions and violence in defiance of God himself. Nimrod was a great ruler. Some way or other, by arts or arms, he got into power, and so founded a monarchy, which was the terror of the mighty, and bid fair to rule all the world. Nimrod was a great builder. Observe in Nimrod the nature of ambition. It is boundless; much would have more, and still cries, Give, give. It is restless; Nimrod, when he had four cities under his command, could not be content till he had four more. It is expensive; Nimrod will rather be at the charge of rearing cities, than not have the honour of ruling them. It is daring, and will stick at nothing. Nimrod's name signifies rebellion; tyrants to men are rebels to God. The days are coming, when conquerors will no longer be spoken of with praise, as in man's partial histories, but be branded with infamy, as in the impartial records of the Bible.
Study Bible
The Hamites
9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD." 10The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah,…
Cross References
Genesis 10:9
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD."

Genesis 11:2
It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.

Genesis 11:9
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.

Genesis 14:1
And it came about in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim,

Isaiah 10:9
"Is not Calno like Carchemish, Or Hamath like Arpad, Or Samaria like Damascus?

Jeremiah 21:2
"Please inquire of the LORD on our behalf, for Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is warring against us; perhaps the LORD will deal with us according to all His wonderful acts, so that the enemy will withdraw from us."

Jeremiah 50:1
The word which the LORD spoke concerning Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, through Jeremiah the prophet:

Daniel 1:2
The Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the vessels of the house of God; and he brought them to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and he brought the vessels into the treasury of his god.

Amos 6:2
Go over to Calneh and look, And go from there to Hamath the great, Then go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are they better than these kingdoms, Or is their territory greater than yours?

Zechariah 5:11
Then he said to me, "To build a temple for her in the land of Shinar; and when it is prepared, she will be set there on her own pedestal."
Treasury of Scripture

And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

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Jeremiah 50:21 Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against …

Micah 5:6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the …

Babel. Gr. Babylon.

Genesis 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there …

Isaiah 39:1 At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, …

Micah 4:10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a …

Calneh.

Isaiah 10:9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?

Amos 6:2 Pass you to Calneh, and see; and from there go you to Hamath the …

Shinar.

Genesis 11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found …

Genesis 14:1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch …

Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his …

Daniel 1:2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part …

Zechariah 5:11 And he said to me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and …

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