Genesis 11:3
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New International Version
They said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.

New Living Translation
They began saying to each other, "Let's make bricks and harden them with fire." (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.)

English Standard Version
And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.

New American Standard Bible
They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

King James Bible
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said to each other, "Come, let us make oven-fired bricks." They used brick for stone and asphalt for mortar.

International Standard Version
They told each other, "Come on! Let's burn bricks thoroughly." They used bricks for stone and tar for mortar.

NET Bible
Then they said to one another, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." (They had brick instead of stone and tar instead of mortar.)

New Heart English Bible
They said one to another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They said to one another, "Let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used bricks as stones and tar as mortar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said one to another: 'Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.' And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

New American Standard 1977
And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick instead of stone and slime instead of mortar.

King James 2000 Bible
And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and bitumen had they for mortar.

American King James Version
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

American Standard Version
And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And each one said to his neighbour: Come, let us make brick, and bake them of stones, and slime instead of mortar.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said one to another, Come on, let us make bricks, and burn [them] thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.

English Revised Version
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said one to another, come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

World English Bible
They said one to another, "Come, let's make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

Young's Literal Translation
and they say each one to his neighbour, 'Give help, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly:' and the brick is to them for stone, and the bitumen hath been to them for mortar.
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
2It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. 4They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."…
Cross References
Genesis 14:10
Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell into them. But those who survived fled to the hill country.

Exodus 1:14
and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously imposed on them.

Exodus 2:3
But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

Exodus 5:14
Moreover, the foremen of the sons of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, "Why have you not completed your required amount either yesterday or today in making brick as previously?"
Treasury of Scripture

And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

they said one to another. Heb. a man said to his neighbour. Go to. ver.

Genesis 11:4,7 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top …

Psalm 64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying …

Proverbs 1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk …

Ecclesiastes 2:1 I said in my heart, Go to now, I will prove you with mirth, therefore …

Isaiah 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will …

Isaiah 41:6,7 They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, …

James 4:13 Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such …

James 5:1 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you.

not as.

Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any …

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:

burn throughly. Heb. burn to a burning. brick.

Exodus 1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and …

Exodus 5:7-18 You shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: …

2 Samuel 12:31 And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under …

Isaiah 9:10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the …

Isaiah 65:3 A people that provokes me to anger continually to my face; that sacrifices …

Nahum 3:14 Draw you waters for the siege, fortify your strong holds: go into …

slime.

Genesis 14:10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits; and the kings of Sodom …

Exodus 2:3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of …

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