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Genesis 11:7

"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."

Genesis 11:1

Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.

Zephaniah 3:9

"For then I will give to the peoples purified lips, That all of them may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him shoulder to shoulder.

Genesis 11:9

Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.

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All Languages

1 Corinthians 14:10

There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning.

Aramaic Language

Ezra 4:7

And in the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the text of the letter was written in Aramaic and translated from Aramaic.

Crude Language

Colossians 3:8

But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.

Interpreting Language

Genesis 42:23

They did not know, however, that Joseph understood, for there was an interpreter between them.

Languages

Genesis 11:1-9

Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.

Languages Confused

Genesis 11:7

"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."

Languages Mentioned In Scripture

2 Kings 18:28

Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in Judean, saying, "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria.

Languages Separated

Genesis 11:7

"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."

Not Understanding Language

Genesis 11:7

"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."

Unknown Languages

Psalm 114:1

When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

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Genesis 11:6

The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.

1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 14:9

So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.

Colossians 3:8

But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.

1 Corinthians 14:27

If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret;

1 Corinthians 14:2

For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:5

Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying.

Revelation 7:9

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;

1 Corinthians 14:4

One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.

Acts 2:6

And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language.

1 Corinthians 2:4

and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

Isaiah 28:11

Indeed, He will speak to this people Through stammering lips and a foreign tongue,

John 8:43

"Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.

John 16:25

"These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.

Deuteronomy 28:49

"The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you shall not understand,

1 Corinthians 14:19

however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Acts 2:8

"And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?

1 Corinthians 12:10

and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.

1 John 4:5

They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.

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Language » Interpretation of » Most important in the early church

1 Corinthians 14:13

Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:5

Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying.

1 Corinthians 14:27-28

If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret; but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.

Language » Interpretation of » The jews punished by being given up to people of a strange

Jeremiah 5:15

"Behold, I am bringing a nation against you from afar, O house of Israel," declares the LORD "It is an enduring nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation whose language you do not know, Nor can you understand what they say.

Deuteronomy 28:49

"The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you shall not understand,

Isaiah 28:11

Indeed, He will speak to this people Through stammering lips and a foreign tongue,

Language » Gift of

Acts 19:6

And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying.

1 Corinthians 12:10

and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.

Acts 2:7-8

They were amazed and astonished, saying, "Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? "And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?

Acts 10:46

For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered,

Language » Power of speaking different » Sometimes abused

1 Corinthians 14:23

Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad?

1 Corinthians 14:2-12

For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries. But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation. One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church. read more.
Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying. But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching? Yet even lifeless things, either flute or harp, in producing a sound, if they do not produce a distinction in the tones, how will it be known what is played on the flute or on the harp? For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle? So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air. There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning. If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a barbarian to me. So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church.

Language » Confusion of » Divided men into separate nations

Genesis 10:5

From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.

Genesis 10:20

These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations.

Genesis 10:31

These are the sons of Shem, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, according to their nations.

Language » Ancient kingdoms often comprehended nations of different

Daniel 6:25

Then Darius the king wrote to all the peoples, nations and men of every language who were living in all the land: "May your peace abound!

Esther 1:22

So he sent letters to all the king's provinces, to each province according to its script and to every people according to their language, that every man should be the master in his own house and the one who speaks in the language of his own people.

Daniel 3:4

Then the herald loudly proclaimed: "To you the command is given, O peoples, nations and men of every language,

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

Psalm 81:5

He established it for a testimony in Joseph When he went throughout the land of Egypt I heard a language that I did not know:

Psalm 114:1

When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Syrian

Daniel 2:4

Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic: "O king, live forever! Tell the dream to your servants, and we will declare the interpretation."

2 Kings 18:26

Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah and Joah, said to Rabshakeh, "Speak now to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak with us in Judean in the hearing of the people who are on the wall."

Ezra 4:7

And in the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the text of the letter was written in Aramaic and translated from Aramaic.

Language » Of all mankind one at first

Genesis 11:6

The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.

Genesis 11:1

Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Hebrew

Acts 26:14

"And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'

2 Kings 18:28

Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in Judean, saying, "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria.

Language » Called » Tongue

Acts 1:19

And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Syriac

2 Kings 18:26

Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah and Joah, said to Rabshakeh, "Speak now to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak with us in Judean in the hearing of the people who are on the wall."

Ezra 4:7

And in the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the text of the letter was written in Aramaic and translated from Aramaic.

Language » Called » Speech

Mark 14:70

But again he denied it And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, "Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean too."

Acts 14:11

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us."

Language » Confusion of

Genesis 11:1-9

Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. read more.
They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech." So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.

Genesis 10:5

From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.

Genesis 10:20

These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations.

Genesis 10:31

These are the sons of Shem, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, according to their nations.

Language » Power of speaking different » Conferred by laying on of the apostles' hands

Acts 19:6

And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying.

Acts 8:17

Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit.

Language » Many spoken at jerusalem

John 19:20

Therefore many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin and in Greek.

Acts 2:8-11

"And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born? "Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, read more.
Cretans and Arabs--we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God."

Language » Power of speaking different » A sign to unbelievers

1 Corinthians 14:22

So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.

Language » Power of speaking different » A gift of the holy ghost

1 Corinthians 12:10

and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Latin

John 19:20

Therefore many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin and in Greek.

Language » Interpretation of » A gift of the holy ghost

1 Corinthians 12:10

and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.

Language » The term barbarian applied to those who spoke a strange

1 Corinthians 14:11

If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a barbarian to me.

Language » Great variety of, spoken by men

1 Corinthians 14:10

There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Greek

Acts 21:37

As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the commander, "May I say something to you?" And he said, "Do you know Greek?

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

Psalm 114:1

When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

Language » Dialects of the jews

Matthew 26:73

A little later the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Surely you too are one of them; for even the way you talk gives you away."

Judges 12:6

then they would say to him, "Say now, 'Shibboleth.'" But he said, "Sibboleth," for he could not pronounce it correctly. Then they seized him and slew him at the fords of the Jordan. Thus there fell at that time 42,000 of Ephraim.

Language » Confusion of » A punishment for presumption, &c

Genesis 11:2-6

It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." read more.
The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.

Language » Confusion of » Scattered men over the earth

Genesis 11:8-9

So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.

Language » Power of speaking different » Followed receiving the gospel

Acts 10:44-46

While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered,

Language » Interpretation of » Antiquity of engaging persons for

Genesis 42:23

They did not know, however, that Joseph understood, for there was an interpreter between them.

Language » Of some nations difficult

Ezekiel 3:5-6

"For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel, nor to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. But I have sent you to them who should listen to you;

Language » Confusion of » Originated the varieties in

Genesis 11:7

"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."

Language » Power of speaking different » Necessary to spread of the gospel

Acts 2:7-11

They were amazed and astonished, saying, "Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? "And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born? "Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, read more.
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs--we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God."

Language » Power of speaking different » Given on the day of pentecost

Acts 2:3-4

And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.

Language » Power of speaking different » Promised

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Lycaonian

Acts 14:11

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us."

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

youths in whom was no defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom, endowed with understanding and discerning knowledge, and who had ability for serving in the king's court; and he ordered him to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Greek

Acts 21:37

As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the commander, "May I say something to you?" And he said, "Do you know Greek?

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Latin

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Parthian and other lands

Acts 2:9-11

"Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs--we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God."

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Arabic, &c

Acts 2:11

Cretans and Arabs--we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God."

Language » Unity of

Genesis 11:6

The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.

Genesis 11:1

Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Lycaonian

Acts 14:11

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us."

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Ashdod

Nehemiah 13:24

As for their children, half spoke in the language of Ashdod, and none of them was able to speak the language of Judah, but the language of his own people.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

youths in whom was no defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom, endowed with understanding and discerning knowledge, and who had ability for serving in the king's court; and he ordered him to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans.

Tongue » Language

Revelation 7:9

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;

Isaiah 66:18

"For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.

Genesis 10:5

From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.

Genesis 10:20

These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations.



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