Genesis 11:1
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New International Version
Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.

New Living Translation
At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words.

English Standard Version
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.

New American Standard Bible
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.

King James Bible
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary.

International Standard Version
There was a time when the entire earth spoke a common language with an identical vocabulary.

NET Bible
The whole earth had a common language and a common vocabulary.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The whole world had one language with a common vocabulary.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

New American Standard 1977
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

King James 2000 Bible
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

American King James Version
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

American Standard Version
And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech.

Darby Bible Translation
And the whole earth had one language, and the same words.

English Revised Version
And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

World English Bible
The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Young's Literal Translation
And the whole earth is of one pronunciation, and of the same words,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:1-4 How soon men forget the most tremendous judgments, and go back to their former crimes! Though the desolations of the deluge were before their eyes, though they sprang from the stock of righteous Noah, yet even during his life-time, wickedness increases exceedingly. Nothing but the sanctifying grace of the Holy Spirit can remove the sinful lusts of the human will, and the depravity of the human heart. God's purpose was, that mankind should form many nations, and people all lands. In contempt of the Divine will, and against the counsel of Noah, the bulk of mankind united to build a city and a tower to prevent their separating. Idolatry was begun, and Babel became one of its chief seats. They made one another more daring and resolute. Let us learn to provoke one another to love and to good works, as sinners stir up and encourage one another to wicked works.
Study Bible
The Tower of Babel
1Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. 2It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.…
Cross References
Genesis 10:32
These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, by their nations; and out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood.

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

Genesis 11:6
The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.
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And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

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Isaiah 19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language …

Zephaniah 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may …

Acts 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and …

language. Heb. lip. speech. Heb. words.

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