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Genesis 11:7 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

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Genesis 11:7 New International Version (NIV)

Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

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Genesis 11:9 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

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Genesis 11:9 New International Version (NIV)

That is why it was called Babel[a]—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 11:9 That is, Babylon; Babel sounds like the Hebrew for confused.
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