Genesis 11:8
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New International Version
So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.

New Living Translation
In that way, the LORD scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city.

English Standard Version
So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.

New American Standard Bible
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So from there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth, and they stopped building the city.

International Standard Version
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the surface of the whole earth, so that they had to stop building the city.

NET Bible
So the LORD scattered them from there across the face of the entire earth, and they stopped building the city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the LORD scattered them all over the face of the earth, and they stopped building the city.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city.

New American Standard 1977
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth, and they left off to build the city.

King James 2000 Bible
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.

American King James Version
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there on the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And so the Lord scattered them from that place into all lands, and they ceased to build the city.

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

English Revised Version
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 Translation
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

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

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah doth scatter them from thence over the face of all the earth, and they cease to build the city;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:5-9 Here is an expression after the manner of men; The Lord came down to see the city. God is just and fair in all he does against sin and sinners, and condemns none unheard. Pious Eber is not found among this ungodly crew; for he and his are called the children of God; their souls joined not themselves to the assembly of these children of men. God suffered them to go on some way, that the works of their hands, from which they promised themselves lasting honour, might turn to their lasting reproach. God has wise and holy ends, in allowing the enemies of his glory to carry on their wicked projects a great way, and to prosper long. Observe the wisdom and mercy of God, in the methods taken for defeating this undertaking. And the mercy of God in not making the penalty equal to the offence; for he deals not with us according to our sins. The wisdom of God, in fixing upon a sure way to stop these proceedings. If they could not understand one another, they could not help one another; this would take them off from their building. God has various means, and effectual ones, to baffle and defeat the projects of proud men that set themselves against him, and particularly he divides them among themselves. Notwithstanding their union and obstinacy God was above them; for who ever hardened his heart against him, and prospered? Their language was confounded. We all suffer by it to this day: in all the pains and trouble used to learn the languages we have occasion for, we suffer for the rebellion of our ancestors at Babel. Nay, and those unhappy disputes, which are strifes of words, and arise from misunderstanding one another's words, for aught we know, are owing to this confusion of tongues. They left off to build the city. The confusion of their tongues not only unfitted them for helping one another, but they saw the hand of the Lord gone out against them. It is wisdom to leave off that which we see God fights against. God is able to blast and bring to nought all the devices and designs of Babel-builders: there is no wisdom nor counsel against the Lord. The builders departed according to their families, and the tongue they spake, to the countries and places allotted to them. The children of men never did, nor ever will, come all together again, till the great day, when the Son of man shall sit upon the throne of his glory, and all nations shall be gathered before him.
Study Bible
The Tower of Babel
7"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech." 8So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. 9Therefore 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.…
Cross References
Luke 1:51
He has performed mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who are proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

Genesis 11:4
They 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."

Psalm 92:9
For, behold, Your enemies, O LORD, For, behold, Your enemies will perish; All who do iniquity will be scattered.
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