New International Version
Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."
King James Bible
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Darby Bible Translation
Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
World English Bible
Come, let's go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
Young's Literal Translation
Give help, let us go down, and mingle there their pronunciation, so that a man doth not understand the pronunciation of his companion.'
Genesis 11:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Go to - A form of speech which, whatever it might have signified formerly, now means nothing. The Hebrew העה habah signifies come, make preparation, as it were for a journey, the execution of a purpose, etc. Almost all the versions understand the word in this way; the Septuagint have δευτε, the Vulgate venite, both signifying come, or come ye. This makes a very good sense, Come, let its go down, etc. For the meaning of these latter words see Genesis 1:26, and Genesis 18:21.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Go to. The Hebrew word signifies, 'Come,' or, 'make preparation,' as for a journey or the execution of a purpose.
FROM THE PREFACE TO THE "HOLY CITY." UPON a certain First-day, I being together with my brethren in our prison-chamber, they expected that, according to our custom, something should be spoken out of the word for our mutual edification; but at that time I felt myself--it being my turn to speak--so empty, spiritless, and barren, that I thought I should not have been able to speak among them so much as five words of truth, with life and evidence: but at last it so fell out that providentially I cast …
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Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
They did not realize that Joseph could understand them, since he was using an interpreter.
The LORD said to him, "Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
The LORD will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand,
You will see those arrogant people no more, people whose speech is obscure, whose language is strange and incomprehensible.
People of Israel," declares the LORD, "I am bringing a distant nation against you-- an ancient and enduring nation, a people whose language you do not know, whose speech you do not understand.
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