233 verses

Gen 10:10

(NIV)
The first centres of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in Shinar.
(ESV)
The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Gen 11:9

(NIV)
That is why it was called Babel – because there the  Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the  Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

(ESV)
Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the  Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the  Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

2Kgs 17:24

(NIV)
The king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Kuthah, Avva, Hamath and Sepharvaim and settled them in the towns of Samaria to replace the Israelites. They took over Samaria and lived in its towns.
(ESV)
And the king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Cuthah Avva Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the people of Israel. And they took possession of Samaria and lived in its cities.

2Kgs 17:30

(NIV)
The people from Babylon made Sukkoth Benoth, those from Kuthah made Nergal, and those from Hamath made Ashima;
(ESV)
The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima,

2Kgs 20:12

(NIV)
At that time Marduk-Baladan son of Baladan king of Babylon sent Hezekiah letters and a gift, because he had heard of Hezekiah’s illness.
(ESV)
At that time Merodach-baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon sent envoys with letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

2Kgs 20:14

(NIV)
Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah and asked, ‘What did those men say, and where did they come from?’

‘From a distant land,’ Hezekiah replied. ‘They came from Babylon.’

(ESV)
Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah, and said to him, “What did these men say? And from where did they come to you?” And Hezekiah said, “They have come from a far country, from Babylon.”

2Kgs 20:17

(NIV)
the time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your predecessors have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left, says the  Lord.
(ESV)
Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says the  Lord.

2Kgs 20:18

(NIV)
And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.’

(ESV)
And some of your own sons, who shall be born to you, shall be taken away and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.”

2Kgs 24:1

(NIV)
During Jehoiakim’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invaded the land, and Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years. But then he turned against Nebuchadnezzar and rebelled.
(ESV)
In his days, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him.

2Kgs 24:7

(NIV)
The king of Egypt did not march out from his own country again, because the king of Babylon had taken all his territory, from the Wadi of Egypt to the River Euphrates.

(ESV)
And the king of Egypt did not come again out of his land for the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt from the Brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates.

2Kgs 24:10

(NIV)
At that time the officers of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon advanced on Jerusalem and laid siege to it,
(ESV)
At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up to Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.

2Kgs 24:11

(NIV)
and Nebuchadnezzar himself came up to the city while his officers were besieging it.
(ESV)
And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to the city while his servants were besieging it,

2Kgs 24:12

(NIV)
Jehoiachin king of Judah, his mother, his attendants, his nobles and his officials all surrendered to him.

In the eighth year of the reign of the king of Babylon, he took Jehoiachin prisoner.
(ESV)
and Jehoiachin the king of Judah gave himself up to the king of Babylon, himself and his mother and his servants and his officials and his palace officials. The king of Babylon took him prisoner in the eighth year of his reign

2Kgs 24:15

(NIV)
Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king’s mother, his wives, his officials and the prominent people of the land.
(ESV)
And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon. The king’s mother, the king’s wives, his officials, and the chief men of the land he took into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

2Kgs 24:16

(NIV)
The king of Babylon also deported to Babylon the entire force of seven thousand fighting men, strong and fit for war, and a thousand skilled workers and artisans.
(ESV)
And the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon all the men of valor, 7,000, and the craftsmen and the metal workers, 1,000, all of them strong and fit for war.

2Kgs 24:17

(NIV)
He made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin’s uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.

(ESV)
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah Jehoiachin’s uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.

2Kgs 24:20

(NIV)
It was because of the  Lord’s anger that all this happened to Jerusalem and Judah, and in the end he thrust them from his presence.

Now Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

(ESV)
For because of the anger of the  Lord it came to the point in Jerusalem and Judah that he cast them out from his presence.

And Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

2Kgs 25:1

(NIV)
So in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his whole army. He camped outside the city and built siege works all around it.
(ESV)
And in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came with all his army against Jerusalem and laid siege to it. And they built siegeworks all around it.

2Kgs 25:6

(NIV)
and he was captured.

He was taken to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where sentence was pronounced on him.
(ESV)
Then they captured the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and they passed sentence on him.

2Kgs 25:7

(NIV)
They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. Then they put out his eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon.

(ESV)
They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him in chains and took him to Babylon.

2Kgs 25:8

(NIV)
On the seventh day of the fifth month, in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard, an official of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.
(ESV)
In the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month—that was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of BabylonNebuzaradan, the captain of the bodyguard, a servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.

2Kgs 25:11

(NIV)
Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile the people who remained in the city, along with the rest of the populace and those who had deserted to the king of Babylon.
(ESV)
And the rest of the people who were left in the city and the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon, together with the rest of the multitude, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried into exile.

2Kgs 25:13

(NIV)
The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars, the movable stands and the bronze Sea that were at the temple of the  Lord and they carried the bronze to Babylon.
(ESV)
And the pillars of bronze that were in the house of the  Lord, and the stands and the bronze sea that were in the house of the  Lord, the Chaldeans broke in pieces and carried the bronze to Babylon.

2Kgs 25:20

(NIV)
Nebuzaradan the commander took them all and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.
(ESV)
And Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.

2Kgs 25:21

(NIV)
There at Riblah, in the land of Hamath, the king had them executed.

So Judah went into captivity, away from her land.

(ESV)
And the king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was taken into exile out of its land.

2Kgs 25:22

(NIV)
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to be over the people he had left behind in Judah.
(ESV)
And over the people who remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, he appointed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, governor.

2Kgs 25:23

(NIV)
When all the army officers and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah as governor, they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah – Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, Jaazaniah the son of the Maakathite, and their men.
(ESV)
Now when all the captains and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah governor, they came with their men to Gedaliah at Mizpah, namely, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of the Maacathite.

2Kgs 25:24

(NIV)
Gedaliah took an oath to reassure them and their men. ‘Do not be afraid of the Babylonian officials,’ he said. ‘Settle down in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well with you.’

(ESV)
And Gedaliah swore to them and their men, saying, “Do not be afraid because of the Chaldean officials. Live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.”

2Kgs 25:27

(NIV)
In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the year Awel-Marduk became king of Babylon, he released Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison. He did this on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month.
(ESV)
And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, graciously freed Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison.

2Kgs 25:28

(NIV)
He spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat of honour higher than those of the other kings who were with him in Babylon.
(ESV)
And he spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat above the seats of the kings who were with him in Babylon.

1Chr 9:1

(NIV)
All Israel was listed in the genealogies in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. They were taken captive to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness.

(ESV)
So all Israel was recorded in genealogies, and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their breach of faith.

2Chr 32:31

(NIV)
But when envoys were sent by the rulers of Babylon to ask him about the miraculous sign that had occurred in the land, God left him to test him and to know everything that was in his heart.

(ESV)
And so in the matter of the envoys of the princes of Babylon, who had been sent to him to inquire about the sign that had been done in the land, God left him to himself, in order to test him and to know all that was in his heart.

2Chr 33:11

(NIV)
So the  Lord brought against them the army commanders of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh prisoner, put a hook in his nose, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon.
(ESV)
Therefore the  Lord brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who captured Manasseh with hooks and bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon.

2Chr 36:6

(NIV)
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked him and bound him with bronze shackles to take him to Babylon.
(ESV)
Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and bound him in chains to take him to Babylon.

2Chr 36:7

(NIV)
Nebuchadnezzar also took to Babylon articles from the temple of the  Lord and put them in his temple there.

(ESV)
Nebuchadnezzar also carried part of the vessels of the house of the  Lord to Babylon and put them in his palace in Babylon.

2Chr 36:10

(NIV)
In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon, together with articles of value from the temple of the  Lord, and he made Jehoiachin’s uncle, Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

(ESV)
In the spring of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon, with the precious vessels of the house of the  Lord, and made his brother Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.

2Chr 36:18

(NIV)
He carried to Babylon all the articles from the temple of God, both large and small, and the treasures of the  Lord’s temple and the treasures of the king and his officials.
(ESV)
And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the  Lord, and the treasures of the king and of his princes, all these he brought to Babylon.

2Chr 36:20

(NIV)
He carried into exile to Babylon the remnant, who escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and his successors until the kingdom of Persia came to power.
(ESV)
He took into exile in Babylon those who had escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and to his sons until the establishment of the kingdom of Persia,

Ezra 1:11

(NIV)
In all, there were 5,400 articles of gold and of silver. Sheshbazzar brought all these along with the exiles when they came up from Babylon to Jerusalem.

(ESV)
all the vessels of gold and of silver were 5,400. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up, when the exiles were brought up from Babylonia to Jerusalem.

Ezra 2:1

(NIV)
Now these are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive to Babylon (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to their own town,
(ESV)
Now these were the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried captive to Babylonia. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town.

Ezra 7:6

(NIV)
this Ezra came up from Babylon. He was a teacher well versed in the Law of Moses, which the  Lord, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he asked, for the hand of the  Lord his God was on him.
(ESV)
this Ezra went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the  Lord, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all that he asked for the hand of the  Lord his God was on him.

Ezra 7:9

(NIV)
He had begun his journey from Babylon on the first day of the first month, and he arrived in Jerusalem on the first day of the fifth month, for the gracious hand of his God was on him.
(ESV)
For on the first day of the first month he began to go up from Babylonia, and on the first day of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem for the good hand of his God was on him.

Ezra 8:1

(NIV)
These are the family heads and those registered with them who came up with me from Babylon during the reign of King Artaxerxes:

(ESV)
These are the heads of their fathers’ houses, and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Babylonia, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king:

Neh 7:6

(NIV)
These are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town,
(ESV)
These were the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried into exile. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his town.

Neh 13:6

(NIV)
But while all this was going on, I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I had returned to the king. Some time later I asked his permission
(ESV)
While this was taking place, I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I went to the king. And after some time I asked leave of the king

Esth 2:6

(NIV)
who had been carried into exile from Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, among those taken captive with Jehoiachin king of Judah.
(ESV)
who had been carried away from Jerusalem among the captives carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away.

Ps 87:4

(NIV)
‘I will record Rahab and Babylon
among those who acknowledge me –
Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush –
and will say, “This one was born in Zion.”’
(ESV)
Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon;
behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush
This one was born there,” they say.

Ps 137:1

(NIV)
By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.
(ESV)
By the waters of Babylon,
there we sat down and wept,
when we remembered Zion.

Ps 137:8

(NIV)
Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,
happy is the one who repays you
according to what you have done to us.
(ESV)
O daughter of Babylon doomed to be destroyed,
blessed shall he be who repays you
with what you have done to us!

Isa 13:1

(NIV)
A prophecy against Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:

(ESV)
The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.

Isa 13:19

(NIV)
Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms,
the pride and glory of the Babylonians,
will be overthrown by God
like Sodom and Gomorrah.
(ESV)
And Babylon the glory of kingdoms,
the splendor and pomp of the Chaldeans,
will be like Sodom and Gomorrah
when God overthrew them.

Isa 14:4

(NIV)
you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon:

How the oppressor has come to an end!
How his fury has ended!
(ESV)
you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon:

How the oppressor has ceased,
the insolent fury ceased!

Isa 14:22

(NIV)
‘I will rise up against them,’
declares the  Lord Almighty.
‘I will wipe out Babylon’s name and survivors,
her offspring and descendants,’
declares the  Lord.
(ESV)
“I will rise up against them,” declares the  Lord of hosts, “and will cut off from Babylon name and remnant descendants and posterity,” declares the  Lord.

Isa 21:9

(NIV)
Look, here comes a man in a chariot
with a team of horses.
And he gives back the answer:
“Babylon has fallen, has fallen!
All the images of its gods
lie shattered on the ground!”’
(ESV)
And behold, here come riders,
horsemen in pairs!”
And he answered,
Fallen, fallen is Babylon;
and all the carved images of her gods
he has shattered to the ground.”

Isa 39:1

(NIV)
At that time Marduk-Baladan son of Baladan king of Babylon sent Hezekiah letters and a gift, because he had heard of his illness and recovery.
(ESV)
At that time Merodach-baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon sent envoys with letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that he had been sick and had recovered.

Isa 39:3

(NIV)
Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah and asked, ‘What did those men say, and where did they come from?’

‘From a distant land,’ Hezekiah replied. ‘They came to me from Babylon.’

(ESV)
Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah, and said to him, “What did these men say? And from where did they come to you?” Hezekiah said, “They have come to me from a far country, from Babylon.”

Isa 39:6

(NIV)
the time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your predecessors have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left, says the  Lord.
(ESV)
Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says the  Lord.

Isa 39:7

(NIV)
And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.’

(ESV)
And some of your own sons, who will come from you, whom you will father, shall be taken away, and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.”

Isa 43:14

(NIV)
This is what the  Lord says –
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
‘For your sake I will send to Babylon
and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians,
in the ships in which they took pride.
(ESV)
Thus says the  Lord,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“For your sake I send to Babylon
and bring them all down as fugitives,
even the Chaldeans, in the ships in which they rejoice.

Isa 47:1

(NIV)
‘Go down, sit in the dust,
Virgin Daughter Babylon;
sit on the ground without a throne,
queen city of the Babylonians.
No more will you be called
tender or delicate.
(ESV)
Come down and sit in the dust,
O virgin daughter of Babylon;
sit on the ground without a throne,
O daughter of the Chaldeans!
For you shall no more be called
tender and delicate.
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