Genesis 11:8
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.

Berean Study Bible
So the LORD scattered them from there over the face of all the earth, and they stopped 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.

New King James Version
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased 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.

Christian Standard Bible
So from there the LORD scattered them throughout the earth, and they stopped building the city.

Good News Translation
So the LORD scattered them all over the earth, and they stopped building 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.

New Heart English Bible
Then the LORD scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth; so they ceased 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.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord scattered them thence over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city and the tower.

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;
Study Bible
The Tower of Babel
7Come, let Us go down and confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” 8So the LORD scattered them from there over the face of the whole earth, and they stopped building the city. 9That is why it is called Babel, for there the LORD confused the language of the whole world, and from that place the LORD scattered them over the face of all the 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
"Come," they said, "let us build for ourselves a city with a tower that reaches to the heavens, that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of all the earth."

Psalm 92:9
For surely Your enemies, O LORD, surely Your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Lord.

Genesis 11:4,9
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth…

Genesis 49:7
Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

Deuteronomy 32:8
When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.

upon.

Genesis 10:25,32
And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan…









Lexicon
So the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

scattered them
וַיָּ֨פֶץ (way·yā·p̄eṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6327: To be dispersed or scattered

from there
מִשָּׁ֖ם (miš·šām)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the face
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

of the whole
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

earth,
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and they stopped
וַֽיַּחְדְּל֖וּ (way·yaḥ·də·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

building
לִבְנֹ֥ת (liḇ·nōṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

the city.
הָעִֽיר׃ (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement
(8) The Lord (Jehovah) scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.--The tendency of men, as the result of a growing diversity of language, was to separate, each tribe holding intercourse only with those who spake their own dialect; and so the Divine purpose of occupying the world was carried into effect, while the project of this ambitious knot of men to hold mankind together was frustrated, and the building of their tower ceased.

Verse 8. - So (literally, and) the Lord scattered them abroad (as the result of the confusion of their speech) upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. I.e. as a united community, which does not preclude the idea of the Babylonians subsequently finishing the structure.
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