New Living Translation
But the LORD came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building.
King James Bible
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built.
World English Bible
Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah cometh down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men have builded;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:5 And the Lord came down to see the city - 'Tis an expression after the manner of men, he knew it as clearly as men know that which they come upon the place to view. And the tower which the children of men builded - Which speaks, Their weakness and frailty, it was a foolish thing for the children of men, worms of the earth, to defy heaven. Their sinfulness, they were the sons of Adam, so it is in the Hebrew; nay, of that Adam, that sinful disobedient Adam, whose children are by nature children of disobedience. Their distinction from the children of God, from whom those daring builders had separated themselves, and built this tower to support and perpetuate the separation.
LibraryAppendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
ONLY those who have made study of it can have any idea how large, and sometimes bewildering, is the literature on the subject of Jewish Proselytes and their Baptism. Our present remarks will be confined to the Baptism of Proselytes. 1. Generally, as regards proselytes (Gerim) we have to distinguish between the Ger ha-Shaar (proselyte of the gate) and Ger Toshabh (sojourner,' settled among Israel), and again the Ger hatstsedeq (proselyte of righteousness) and Ger habberith (proselyte of the covenant). …
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
Cain Murders his Brother; Called to Account.
An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
I am going down to see if their actions are as wicked as I have heard. If not, I want to know."
So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey--the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites now live.
Be sure they are ready on the third day, for on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai as all the people watch.
All of Mount Sinai was covered with smoke because the LORD had descended on it in the form of fire. The smoke billowed into the sky like smoke from a brick kiln, and the whole mountain shook violently.
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