Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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?

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
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

the trumpet
σάλπιγξ 
Salpigx 
Usage: 10

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

G82
ἄδηλος 
Adelos 
Usage: 1

φωνή 
Phone 
Usage: 128

who
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

παρασκευάζω 
Paraskeuazo 
Usage: 4

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

References

Images 1 Corinthians 14:8

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 14:8

Context Readings

Appropriate Use Of Prophecy And Tongues

7 Even inanimate things that produce sounds—whether flute or harp—if they don’t make a distinction in the notes, how will what is played on the flute or harp be recognized? 8 In fact, if the trumpet makes an unclear sound, who will prepare for battle? 9 In the same way, unless you use your tongue for intelligible speech, how will what is spoken be known? For you will be speaking into the air.


Cross References

Numbers 10:9

“When you enter into battle in your land against an adversary who is attacking you, sound short blasts on the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God and be delivered from your enemies.

Jeremiah 4:19

My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in agony!
Oh, the pain in my heart!
My heart pounds;
I cannot be silent.
For you, my soul,
have heard the sound of the ram’s horn—
the shout of battle.

Joshua 6:4-20

Have seven priests carry seven ram’s-horn trumpets in front of the ark. But on the seventh day, march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the trumpets.

Judges 7:16-18

Then he divided the 300 men into three companies and gave each of the men a trumpet in one hand and an empty pitcher with a torch inside it in the other.

Nehemiah 4:18-21

Each of the builders had his sword strapped around his waist while he was building, and the trumpeter was beside me.

Job 39:24-25

He charges ahead with trembling rage;
he cannot stand still at the trumpet’s sound.

Isaiah 27:13

On that day
a great trumpet will be blown,
and those lost in the land of Assyria will come,
as well as those dispersed in the land of Egypt;
and they will worship the Lord
at Jerusalem on the holy mountain.

Ezekiel 33:3-6

and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows his trumpet to warn the people.

Joel 2:1

Blow the horn in Zion;
sound the alarm on My holy mountain!
Let all the residents of the land tremble,
for the Day of the Lord is coming;
in fact, it is near—

Amos 3:6

If a ram’s horn is blown in a city,
aren’t people afraid?
If a disaster occurs in a city,
hasn’t the Lord done it?

Ephesians 6:11-18

Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.

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