Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?

King James Version

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

Holman Bible

In fact, if the trumpet makes an unclear sound, who will prepare for battle?

International Standard Version

For example, if a bugle doesn't sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?

A Conservative Version

For also if a trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?

American Standard Version

For if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself for war?

Amplified

And if the war bugle gives an uncertain (indistinct) call, who will prepare for battle?

An Understandable Version

For if the trumpet gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for a battle?

Anderson New Testament

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?

Bible in Basic English

For if the war-horn gives out an uncertain note, who will get ready for the fight?

Common New Testament

And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle?

Daniel Mace New Testament

for if the trumpet give an undistinguish'd sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

Darby Translation

For also, if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for war?

Godbey New Testament

For if indeed the trumpet may give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the war?

Goodspeed New Testament

If the bugle does not sound a clear call, who will prepare for battle?

John Wesley New Testament

And if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the battle?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

Julia Smith Translation

For also if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself for war?

King James 2000

For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle?

Lexham Expanded Bible

For indeed, if the trumpet produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare for battle?

Modern King James verseion

For also if a trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And also if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself to fight?

Moffatt New Testament

If the trumpet sounds indistinct, who will get ready for the fray?

Montgomery New Testament

Or, for example, if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, what soldier will be prepared for battle?

NET Bible

If, for example, the trumpet makes an unclear sound, who will get ready for battle?

New Heart English Bible

For if the trumpet gave an uncertain sound, who would prepare himself for war?

Noyes New Testament

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the battle?

Sawyer New Testament

For also if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the battle?

The Emphasized Bible

For, if also, an uncertain sound, a trumpet, should give, who shall prepare himself for battle?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if the trumpet also give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the battle?

Twentieth Century New Testament

If the bugle sounds a doubtful call, who will prepare for battle?

Webster

For if the trumpet shall give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?

Weymouth New Testament

If the bugle--to take another example--gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?

Williams New Testament

Again, indeed, if the bugle does not sound a call distinct and clear, who will prepare for battle?

World English Bible

For if the trumpet gave an uncertain sound, who would prepare himself for war?

Worrell New Testament

For even if a trumpet give an uncertain sound, who will prepare for war?

Worsley New Testament

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the battle?

Youngs Literal Translation

for if also an uncertain sound a trumpet may give, who shall prepare himself for battle?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

the trumpet
σάλπιγξ 
Salpigx 
Usage: 10

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

ἄδηλος 
Adelos 
Usage: 1

φωνή 
Phone 
Usage: 128

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

παρασκευάζω 
Paraskeuazo 
Usage: 4

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Images 1 Corinthians 14:8

Context Readings

Appropriate Use Of Prophecy And Tongues

7 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? 8 For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle? 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.


Cross References

Numbers 10:9

"When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and be saved from your enemies.

Jeremiah 4:19

My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, Because you have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war.

Joshua 6:4-20

"Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

Judges 7:16-18

He divided the 300 men into three companies, and he put trumpets and empty pitchers into the hands of all of them, with torches inside the pitchers.

Nehemiah 4:18-21

As for the builders, each wore his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter stood near me.

Job 39:24-25

"With shaking and rage he races over the ground, And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.

Isaiah 27:13

It will come about also in that day that a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 33:3-6

and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people,

Joel 2:1

Blow a trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of the LORD is coming; Surely it is near,

Amos 3:6

If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble? If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it?

Ephesians 6:11-18

Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.



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