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Genesis 11:7

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

Genesis 11:1

At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary.

Zephaniah 3:9

For I will then restore pure speech to the peoples so that all of them may call on the name of Yahweh and serve Him with a single purpose.

Genesis 11:9

Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

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All Languages

1 Corinthians 14:10

There are doubtless many different kinds of languages in the world, and all have meaning.

Aramaic Language

Ezra 4:7

During the time of [King] Artaxerxes of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to King Artaxerxes. The letter was written in Aramaic and translated.

Crude Language

Colossians 3:8

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

Interpreting Language

Genesis 42:23

They did not realize that Joseph understood them, since there was an interpreter between them.

Languages

Genesis 11:1-9

At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary.

Languages Confused

Genesis 11:7

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

Languages Mentioned In Scripture

2 Kings 18:28

The Rabshakeh stood and called out loudly in Hebrew. Then he spoke: "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria.

Languages Separated

Genesis 11:7

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

Not Understanding Language

Genesis 11:7

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

Unknown Languages

Psalm 114:1

When Israel came out of Egypt- the house of Jacob from a people who spoke a foreign language-

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Genesis 11:6

The Lord said, "If, as one people all having the same language, they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak the languages of men and of angels, but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 14:9

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.

Colossians 3:8

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

1 Corinthians 14:27

If any person speaks in [another] language, there should be only two, or at the most three, each in turn, and someone must interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:2

For the person who speaks in [another] language is not speaking to men but to God, since no one understands him; however, he speaks mysteries in the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:5

I wish all of you spoke in other languages, but even more that you prophesied. The person who prophesies is greater than the person who speaks in languages, unless he interprets so that the church may be built up.

Revelation 7:9

After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands.

1 Corinthians 14:4

The person who speaks in [another] language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the church.

Acts 2:6

When this sound occurred, the multitude came together and was confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language.

1 Corinthians 2:4

My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power,

Isaiah 28:11

So He will speak to this people with stammering speech and in a foreign language.

John 8:43

Why don't you understand what I say? Because you cannot listen to My word.

John 16:25

"I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.

Deuteronomy 28:49

The Lord will bring a nation from far away, from the ends of the earth, to swoop down on you like an eagle, a nation whose language you don't understand,

1 Corinthians 14:19

yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, in order to teach others also, than 10,000 words in [another] language.

Acts 2:8

How is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

1 Corinthians 12:10

to another, the performing of miracles, to another, prophecy, to another, distinguishing between spirits, to another, different kinds of languages, to another, interpretation of languages.

1 John 4:5

They are from the world. Therefore what they say is 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 the person who speaks in [another] language should pray that he can interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:5

I wish all of you spoke in other languages, but even more that you prophesied. The person who prophesies is greater than the person who speaks in languages, unless he interprets so that the church may be built up.

1 Corinthians 14:27-28

If any person speaks in [another] language, there should be only two, or at the most three, each in turn, and someone must interpret. But if there is no interpreter, that person should keep silent in the church and speak to himself and to God.

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

Jeremiah 5:15

I am about to bring a nation from far away against you, house of Israel. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. It is an established nation, an ancient nation, a nation whose language you do not know and whose speech you do not understand.

Deuteronomy 28:49

The Lord will bring a nation from far away, from the ends of the earth, to swoop down on you like an eagle, a nation whose language you don't understand,

Isaiah 28:11

So He will speak to this people with stammering speech and in a foreign language.

Language » Gift of

Acts 19:6

And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began to speak with [other] languages and to prophesy.

1 Corinthians 12:10

to another, the performing of miracles, to another, prophecy, to another, distinguishing between spirits, to another, different kinds of languages, to another, interpretation of languages.

Acts 2:7-8

And they were astounded and amazed, saying, "Look, aren't all these who are speaking Galileans? How is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

Acts 10:46

For they heard them speaking in [other] languages and declaring the greatness of God. Then Peter responded,

Language » Power of speaking different » Sometimes abused

1 Corinthians 14:23

Therefore if the whole church assembles together, and all are speaking in [other] languages, and people who are uninformed or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your minds?

1 Corinthians 14:2-12

For the person who speaks in [another] language is not speaking to men but to God, since no one understands him; however, he speaks mysteries in the Spirit. But the person who prophesies speaks to people for edification, encouragement, and consolation. The person who speaks in [another] language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the church. read more.
I wish all of you spoke in other languages, but even more that you prophesied. The person who prophesies is greater than the person who speaks in languages, unless he interprets so that the church may be built up. But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in [other] languages, how will I benefit you unless I speak to you with a revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching? Even inanimate things producing 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? In fact, if the trumpet makes an unclear sound, who will prepare for battle? 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. There are doubtless many different kinds of languages in the world, and all have meaning. Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner = in Eng a barbarian. To a Gk, a barbaros was anyone who did not speak Gk. to the speaker, and the speaker will be a foreigner to me. So also you-since you are zealous in matters of the spirit, seek to excel in building up the church.

Language » Confusion of » Divided men into separate nations

Genesis 10:5

The coastland peoples spread out into their lands. These are [Japheth's sons] by their clans, in their nations. Each [group] had its own language.

Genesis 10:20

These are Ham's sons, by their clans, according to their languages, in their own lands and their nations.

Genesis 10:31

These are Shem's sons by their clans, according to their languages, in their lands and their nations.

Language » Ancient kingdoms often comprehended nations of different

Daniel 6:25

Then King Darius wrote to those of every people, nation, and language who live in all the earth: "May your prosperity abound.

Esther 1:22

He sent letters to all the royal provinces, to each province in its own script and to each ethnic group in its own language, that every man should be master of his own house and speak in the language of his own people.

Daniel 3:4

A herald loudly proclaimed, "People of every nation and language, you are commanded:

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

Psalm 81:5

He set it up as an ordinance for Joseph when He went throughout the land of Egypt. I heard an unfamiliar language:

Psalm 114:1

When Israel came out of Egypt- the house of Jacob from a people who spoke a foreign language-

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Syrian

Daniel 2:4

The Chaldeans spoke to the king (Aramaic begins here): "May the king live forever. Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation."

2 Kings 18:26

Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, Shebnah, and Joah said to the Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, since we understand [it] . Don't speak with us in Hebrew within earshot of the people on the wall."

Ezra 4:7

During the time of [King] Artaxerxes of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to King Artaxerxes. The letter was written in Aramaic and translated.

Language » Of all mankind one at first

Genesis 11:6

The Lord said, "If, as one people all having the same language, they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

Genesis 11:1

At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Hebrew

Acts 26:14

When we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'

2 Kings 18:28

The Rabshakeh stood and called out loudly in Hebrew. Then he spoke: "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria.

Language » Called » Tongue

Acts 1:19

This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so that in their own language that field is called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.

Revelation 5:9

And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals; because You were slaughtered, and You redeemed [people] for God by Your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Syriac

2 Kings 18:26

Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, Shebnah, and Joah said to the Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, since we understand [it] . Don't speak with us in Hebrew within earshot of the people on the wall."

Ezra 4:7

During the time of [King] Artaxerxes of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to King Artaxerxes. The letter was written in Aramaic and translated.

Language » Called » Speech

Mark 14:70

But again he denied it. After a little while those standing there said to Peter again, "You certainly are one of them, since you're also a Galilean!"

Acts 14:11

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in the form of men!"

Language » Confusion of

Genesis 11:1-9

At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary. As people migrated from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, "Come, let us make oven-fired bricks." They had brick for stone and asphalt for mortar. read more.
And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth." Then the Lord came down to look over the city and the tower that the men were building. The Lord said, "If, as one people all having the same language, they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another's speech." So the Lord scattered them from there over the face of the whole earth, and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Genesis 10:5

The coastland peoples spread out into their lands. These are [Japheth's sons] by their clans, in their nations. Each [group] had its own language.

Genesis 10:20

These are Ham's sons, by their clans, according to their languages, in their own lands and their nations.

Genesis 10:31

These are Shem's sons by their clans, according to their languages, in their lands and 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 on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began to speak with [other] languages and to prophesy.

Acts 8:17

Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Language » Many spoken at jerusalem

John 19:20

Many of the Jews read this sign, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.

Acts 2:8-11

How is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites; those who live in Mesopotamia, in Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, read more.
Cretans and Arabs-we hear them speaking in our own languages the magnificent acts of God."

Language » Power of speaking different » A sign to unbelievers

1 Corinthians 14:22

It follows that speaking in other languages is intended as a sign, not to believers but to unbelievers. But prophecy is not for unbelievers but for believers.

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

1 Corinthians 12:10

to another, the performing of miracles, to another, prophecy, to another, distinguishing between spirits, to another, different kinds of languages, to another, interpretation of languages.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Latin

John 19:20

Many of the Jews read this sign, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.

Language » Interpretation of » A gift of the holy ghost

1 Corinthians 12:10

to another, the performing of miracles, to another, prophecy, to another, distinguishing between spirits, to another, different kinds of languages, to another, interpretation of languages.

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

1 Corinthians 14:11

Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner = in Eng a barbarian. To a Gk, a barbaros was anyone who did not speak Gk. to the speaker, and the speaker will be a foreigner to me.

Language » Great variety of, spoken by men

1 Corinthians 14:10

There are doubtless many different kinds of languages in the world, and all have meaning.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Greek

Acts 21:37

As he was about to be brought into the barracks, Paul said to the commander, "Am I allowed to say something to you?" He replied, "Do you know Greek?

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

Psalm 114:1

When Israel came out of Egypt- the house of Jacob from a people who spoke a foreign language-

Language » Dialects of the jews

Matthew 26:73

After a little while those standing there approached and said to Peter, "You certainly are one of them, since even your accent gives you away."

Judges 12:6

they told him, "Please say Shibboleth." If he said, "Sibboleth," because he could not pronounce it correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. At that time, 42,000 from Ephraim died.

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

Genesis 11:2-6

As people migrated from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, "Come, let us make oven-fired bricks." They had brick for stone and asphalt for mortar. And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth." read more.
Then the Lord came down to look over the city and the tower that the men were building. The Lord said, "If, as one people all having the same language, they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

Language » Confusion of » Scattered men over the earth

Genesis 11:8-9

So the Lord scattered them from there over the face of the whole earth, and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them 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 came down on all those who heard the message. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speaking in [other] languages and declaring the greatness of God. Then Peter responded,

Language » Interpretation of » Antiquity of engaging persons for

Genesis 42:23

They did not realize that Joseph understood them, since 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. [You are] not [being sent] to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. No doubt, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.

Language » Confusion of » Originated the varieties in

Genesis 11:7

Come, let Us go down there and 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

And they were astounded and amazed, saying, "Look, aren't all these who are speaking Galileans? How is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites; those who live in Mesopotamia, in Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, read more.
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs-we hear them speaking in our own languages the magnificent acts of God."

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

Acts 2:3-4

And tongues, like flames of fire that were divided, appeared to them and rested on each one of them. Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech.

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 voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in the form of men!"

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

young men without any physical defect, good-looking, suitable for instruction in all wisdom, knowledgeable, perceptive, and capable of serving in the king's palace-and to teach them the Chaldean language and literature.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Greek

Acts 21:37

As he was about to be brought into the barracks, Paul said to the commander, "Am I allowed to say something to you?" He replied, "Do you know Greek?

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Latin

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Parthian and other lands

Acts 2:9-11

Parthians, Medes, Elamites; those who live in Mesopotamia, in Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs-we hear them speaking in our own languages the magnificent acts of God."

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Arabic, &c

Acts 2:11

Cretans and Arabs-we hear them speaking in our own languages the magnificent acts of God."

Language » Unity of

Genesis 11:6

The Lord said, "If, as one people all having the same language, they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

Genesis 11:1

At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Lycaonian

Acts 14:11

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in the form of men!"

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Ashdod

Nehemiah 13:24

Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or of one of the other peoples but could not speak Hebrew.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

young men without any physical defect, good-looking, suitable for instruction in all wisdom, knowledgeable, perceptive, and capable of serving in the king's palace-and to teach them the Chaldean language and literature.

Tongue » Language

Revelation 7:9

After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands.

Isaiah 66:18

"Knowing their works and their thoughts, I have come to gather all nations and languages; they will come and see My glory.

Genesis 10:5

The coastland peoples spread out into their lands. These are [Japheth's sons] by their clans, in their nations. Each [group] had its own language.

Genesis 10:20

These are Ham's sons, by their clans, according to their languages, in their own lands and their nations.



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