Genesis 11:2

2 As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar[b] and settled there.

Genesis 11:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
ESV
2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
NLT
2 As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there.
MSG
2 It so happened that as they moved out of the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled down.
CSB
2 As people migrated from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.

Genesis 11:2 In-Context

1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.
2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.
4 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.”
5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 10:10

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or "from the east" ; or "in the east"
  • [b]. That is, Babylonia
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