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40 Bible Verses about Language

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Genesis 11:1

And the whole earth had one language, and the same words.

Zephaniah 3:9

For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent.

Genesis 11:9

Therefore was its name called Babel; because Jehovah there confounded the language of the whole earth. And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth.

Genesis 11:6

And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and have all one language; and this have they begun to do. And now will they be hindered in nothing that they meditate doing.

1 Corinthians 14:9

Thus also ye with the tongue, unless ye give a distinct speech, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be speaking to the air.

Colossians 3:8

But now, put off, ye also, all these things, wrath, anger, malice, blasphemy, vile language out of your mouth.

1 Corinthians 14:27

If any one speak with a tongue, let it be two, or at the most three, and separately, and let one interpret;

1 Corinthians 14:2

For he that speaks with a tongue does not speak to men but to God: for no one hears; but in spirit he speaks mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:5

Now I desire that ye should all speak with tongues, but rather that ye should prophesy. But greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interpret, that the assembly may receive edification.

Revelation 7:9

After these things I saw, and lo, a great crowd, which no one could number, out of every nation and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palm branches in their hands.

1 Corinthians 14:4

He that speaks with a tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the assembly.

Acts 2:6

But the rumour of this having spread, the multitude came together and were confounded, because each one heard them speaking in his own dialect.

Isaiah 28:11

For with stammering lips and a strange tongue will he speak to this people;

John 16:25

These things I have spoken to you in allegories; the hour is coming that I will no longer speak to you in allegories, but will declare to you openly concerning the Father.

Deuteronomy 28:49

Jehovah will bring a nation against thee from afar, from the end of the earth, like as the eagle flieth, a nation whose tongue thou understandest not;

1 Corinthians 14:19

but in the assembly I desire to speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Acts 2:8

and how do we hear them each in our own dialect in which we have been born,

1 John 4:5

They are of the world; for this reason they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.

From Thematic Bible


Language » Interpretation of » Most important in the early church

1 Corinthians 14:13

Wherefore let him that speaks with a tongue pray that he may interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:5

Now I desire that ye should all speak with tongues, but rather that ye should prophesy. But greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interpret, that the assembly may receive edification.

1 Corinthians 14:27-28

If any one speak with a tongue, let it be two, or at the most three, and separately, and let one interpret; but if there be no interpreter, let him be silent in the assembly, 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 bring a nation upon you from afar, house of Israel, saith Jehovah: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest thou what they say.

Deuteronomy 28:49

Jehovah will bring a nation against thee from afar, from the end of the earth, like as the eagle flieth, a nation whose tongue thou understandest not;

Isaiah 28:11

For with stammering lips and a strange tongue will he speak to this people;

Language » Gift of

Acts 2:7-8

And all were amazed and wondered, saying, Behold, are not all these who are speaking Galilaeans? and how do we hear them each in our own dialect in which we have been born,

Acts 10:46

for they heard them speaking with tongues and magnifying God. Then Peter answered,

Language » Power of speaking different » Sometimes abused

1 Corinthians 14:23

If therefore the whole assembly come together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and simple persons enter in, or unbelievers, will not they say ye are mad?

1 Corinthians 14:2-12

For he that speaks with a tongue does not speak to men but to God: for no one hears; but in spirit he speaks mysteries. But he that prophesies speaks to men in edification, and encouragement, and consolation. He that speaks with a tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the assembly. read more.
Now I desire that ye should all speak with tongues, but rather that ye should prophesy. But greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interpret, that the assembly may receive edification. And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching? Even lifeless things giving a sound, whether pipe or harp, if they give not distinction to the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? For also, if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for war? Thus also ye with the tongue, unless ye give a distinct speech, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be speaking to the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of undistinguishable sound. If therefore I do not know the power of the sound, I shall be to him that speaks a barbarian, and he that speaks a barbarian for me. Thus ye also, since ye are desirous of spirits, seek that ye may abound for the edification of the assembly.

Language » Confusion of » Divided men into separate nations

Genesis 10:5

From these came the distribution of the isles of the nations, according to their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Genesis 10:20

These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.

Genesis 10:31

These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

Language » Ancient kingdoms often comprehended nations of different

Daniel 6:25

Then king Darius wrote unto all peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied unto you.

Esther 1:22

And he sent letters into all the king's provinces, into every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people according to their language, That every man should bear rule in his own house, and should speak according to the language of his people.

Daniel 3:4

And the herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

both Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya which adjoin Cyrene, and the Romans sojourning here, both Jews and proselytes,

Psalm 81:5

He ordained it in Joseph for a testimony, when he went forth over the land of Egypt, where I heard a language that I knew not.

Psalm 114:1

When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Syrian

Daniel 2:4

And the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, O king, live for ever! tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation.

2 Kings 18:26

And Eliakim the son of Hilkijah, and Shebnah and Joah said to Rab-shakeh, Speak, we pray thee, to thy servants in Syriac, for we understand it, and talk not with us in the Jewish language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

Ezra 4:7

And in the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of his companions, wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in Aramaic, and interpreted in Aramaic.

Language » Of all mankind one at first

Genesis 11:6

And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and have all one language; and this have they begun to do. And now will they be hindered in nothing that they meditate doing.

Genesis 11:1

And the whole earth had one language, and the same words.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Hebrew

Acts 26:14

And, when we were all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against goads.

2 Kings 18:28

And Rab-shakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jewish language, and spoke and said, Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria!

Language » Called » Tongue

Acts 1:19

And it was known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that that field was called in their own dialect Aceldama; that is, field of blood.)

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Syriac

2 Kings 18:26

And Eliakim the son of Hilkijah, and Shebnah and Joah said to Rab-shakeh, Speak, we pray thee, to thy servants in Syriac, for we understand it, and talk not with us in the Jewish language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

Ezra 4:7

And in the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of his companions, wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in Aramaic, and interpreted in Aramaic.

Language » Called » Speech

Mark 14:70

And he again denied. And again, after a little, those that stood by said to Peter, Truly thou art one of them, for also thou art a Galilean.

Acts 14:11

But the crowds, who saw what Paul had done, lifted up their voices in Lycaonian, saying, The gods, having made themselves like men, are come down to us.

Language » Confusion of

Genesis 11:1-9

And the whole earth had one language, and the same words. And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there. And they said one to another, Come on, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. read more.
And they said, Come on, let us build ourselves a city and a tower, the top of which may reach to the heavens; and let us make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth. And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built. And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and have all one language; and this have they begun to do. And now will they be hindered in nothing that they meditate doing. Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth. And they left off building the city. Therefore was its name called Babel; because Jehovah there confounded the language of the whole earth. And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth.

Genesis 10:5

From these came the distribution of the isles of the nations, according to their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Genesis 10:20

These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.

Genesis 10:31

These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

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

Acts 8:17

Then they laid their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Language » Many spoken at jerusalem

John 19:20

This title therefore many of the Jews read, for the place of the city where Jesus was crucified was near; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, Latin.

Acts 2:8-11

and how do we hear them each in our own dialect in which we have been born, Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and those who inhabit Mesopotamia, and Judaea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, both Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya which adjoin Cyrene, and the Romans sojourning here, both Jews and proselytes, read more.
Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the great things of God?

Language » Power of speaking different » A sign to unbelievers

1 Corinthians 14:22

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

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

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Latin

John 19:20

This title therefore many of the Jews read, for the place of the city where Jesus was crucified was near; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, Latin.

Language » Interpretation of » A gift of the holy ghost

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

1 Corinthians 14:11

If therefore I do not know the power of the sound, I shall be to him that speaks a barbarian, and he that speaks a barbarian for me.

Language » Great variety of, spoken by men

1 Corinthians 14:10

There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of undistinguishable sound.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Greek

Acts 21:37

But as he was about to be led into the fortress, Paul says to the chiliarch, Is it allowed me to say something to thee? And he said, Dost thou know Greek?

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

both Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya which adjoin Cyrene, and the Romans sojourning here, both Jews and proselytes,

Psalm 114:1

When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

Language » Dialects of the jews

Matthew 26:73

And after a little, those who stood there, coming to him, said to Peter, Truly thou too art of them, for also thy speech makes thee manifest.

Judges 12:6

they said to him, "Then say Shibboleth," and he said, "Sibboleth," for he could not pronounce it right; then they seized him and slew him at the fords of the Jordan. And there fell at that time forty-two thousand of the E'phraimites.

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

Genesis 11:2-6

And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there. And they said one to another, Come on, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, Come on, let us build ourselves a city and a tower, the top of which may reach to the heavens; and let us make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth. read more.
And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built. And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and have all one language; and this have they begun to do. And now will they be hindered in nothing that they meditate doing.

Language » Confusion of » Scattered men over the earth

Genesis 11:8-9

And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth. And they left off building the city. Therefore was its name called Babel; because Jehovah there confounded the language of the whole earth. And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth.

Language » Power of speaking different » Followed receiving the gospel

Acts 10:44-46

While Peter was yet speaking these words the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were hearing the word. And the faithful of the circumcision were astonished, as many as came with Peter, that upon the nations also the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out: for they heard them speaking with tongues and magnifying God. Then Peter answered,

Language » Interpretation of » Antiquity of engaging persons for

Genesis 42:23

And they did not know that Joseph understood, for the interpreter was between them.

Language » Of some nations difficult

Ezekiel 3:5-6

For thou art not sent to a people of strange language, and of difficult speech, but to the house of Israel; not to many peoples of strange language and of difficult speech, whose words thou canst not understand: had I sent thee to them, would they not hearken unto thee?

Language » Confusion of » Originated the varieties in

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

Acts 2:7-11

And all were amazed and wondered, saying, Behold, are not all these who are speaking Galilaeans? and how do we hear them each in our own dialect in which we have been born, Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and those who inhabit Mesopotamia, and Judaea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, read more.
both Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya which adjoin Cyrene, and the Romans sojourning here, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the great things of God?

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

Acts 2:3-4

And there appeared to them parted tongues, as of fire, and it sat upon each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave to them to speak forth.

Language » Power of speaking different » Promised

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Lycaonian

Acts 14:11

But the crowds, who saw what Paul had done, lifted up their voices in Lycaonian, saying, The gods, having made themselves like men, are come down to us.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

youths in whom was no blemish, and of goodly countenance, and skilful in all wisdom, and acquainted with knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the language of the Chaldeans.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Greek

Acts 21:37

But as he was about to be led into the fortress, Paul says to the chiliarch, Is it allowed me to say something to thee? And he said, Dost thou 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 those who inhabit Mesopotamia, and Judaea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, both Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya which adjoin Cyrene, and the Romans sojourning here, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the great things of God?

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Arabic, &c

Acts 2:11

Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the great things of God?

Language » Unity of

Genesis 11:6

And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and have all one language; and this have they begun to do. And now will they be hindered in nothing that they meditate doing.

Genesis 11:1

And the whole earth had one language, and the same words.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Lycaonian

Acts 14:11

But the crowds, who saw what Paul had done, lifted up their voices in Lycaonian, saying, The gods, having made themselves like men, are come down to us.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Ashdod

Nehemiah 13:24

And their children spoke half in the language of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

youths in whom was no blemish, and of goodly countenance, and skilful in all wisdom, and acquainted with knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the language of the Chaldeans.

Tongue » Language

Revelation 7:9

After these things I saw, and lo, a great crowd, which no one could number, out of every nation and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palm branches in their hands.

Isaiah 66:18

And I, their works and their thoughts are before me. ... The time cometh for the gathering of all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

Genesis 10:5

From these came the distribution of the isles of the nations, according to their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Genesis 10:20

These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.

Topics on Language

All Languages

46;14;10

There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of undistinguishable sound.

Aramaic Language

15;4;7

And in the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of his companions, wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in Aramaic, and interpreted in Aramaic.

Bad Language

49;4;29

Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if there be any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear it.

Crude Language

51;3;8

But now, put off, ye also, all these things, wrath, anger, malice, blasphemy, vile language out of your mouth.

Interpreting Language

1;42;23

And they did not know that Joseph understood, for the interpreter was between them.

Languages

1;11;1-9

And the whole earth had one language, and the same words.

Languages Confused

1;11;7

Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Languages Mentioned In Scripture

12;18;28

And Rab-shakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jewish language, and spoke and said, Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria!

Languages Separated

1;11;7

Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Not Understanding Language

1;11;7

Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Prayer Language

45;8;26

And in like manner the Spirit joins also its help to our weakness; for we do not know what we should pray for as is fitting, but the Spirit itself makes intercession with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Unknown Languages

19;114;1

When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,