Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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?

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 And even things without life which give sound, whether flute or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is played? 8 For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle? 9 So likewise you, except you utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for you shall speak into the air.


Cross References

Numbers 10:9

And if you go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresses you, then you shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and you shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies.

Jeremiah 4:19

My soul, my soul! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

Joshua 6:4-20

And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

Judges 7:16-18

And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.

Nehemiah 4:18-21

For the builders, everyone had his sword girded by his side, and so built. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.

Job 39:24-25

He swallows the ground with fierceness and rage: neither does he halt at the sound of the trumpet.

Isaiah 27:13

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 33:3-6

If when he sees the sword come upon the land, he blows the trumpet, and warns the people;

Joel 2:1

Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD comes, for it is near at hand;

Amos 3:6

Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be calamity in a city, and the LORD has not done it?

Ephesians 6:11-18

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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