New International Version
So the LORD scattered them from there over all the 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth. And they left off building 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;
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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
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 …
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan
The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth."
For surely your enemies, LORD, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
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