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40 Bible Verses about Language

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Genesis 11:1

There was a time when the entire earth spoke a common language with an identical vocabulary.

Zephaniah 3:9

Indeed, then I will return my people to a pure language so that they all may call upon the name of the LORD, serving him with a united will.

Genesis 11:9

Therefore it was called Babylon, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them over the surface of the entire earth.

Genesis 11:6

The LORD said, "Look! They are one people with the same language for all of them, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing that they have a mind to do will be impossible for them!

1 Corinthians 14:9

In the same way, unless you speak an intelligible message with your language, how will anyone know what is being said? You'll be talking into the air!

1 Corinthians 14:27

If anyone speaks in a foreign language, only two or three at the most should do so, one at a time, and somebody must interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:2

For the person who speaks in a foreign language is not actually speaking to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands him, because he is talking about secrets by the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:5

Now I wish that all of you could speak in foreign languages, but especially that you could prophesy. The person who prophesies is more important than the person who speaks in a foreign language, unless he interprets it so that the church may be built up.

Revelation 7:9

After these things, I looked, and there was a crowd so large that no one was able to count it! They were from every nation, tribe, people, and language. They were standing in front of the throne and the lamb and were wearing white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

1 Corinthians 14:4

The person who speaks in a foreign language builds himself up, but the person who prophesies builds up the church.

Acts 2:6

When that sound came, a crowd quickly gathered, startled because each one heard the disciples speaking in his own language.

Isaiah 28:11

Very well, then, through the mouths of foreigners and foreign languages the LORD will speak to this people

John 16:25

"I have said these things to you in figurative language. The time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly about the Father.

Deuteronomy 28:49

"The LORD will raise a distant nation against you from the other side of the earth. Swooping down like a vulture,

1 Corinthians 14:19

But in church I would rather speak five words with my mind to instruct others than 10,000 words in a foreign language.

Acts 2:8

So how is it that each one of us hears them speaking in his own native language:

1 John 4:5

These people belong to the world. That is why they speak from the world's perspective, 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 a foreign language should pray for the ability to interpret it.

1 Corinthians 14:5

Now I wish that all of you could speak in foreign languages, but especially that you could prophesy. The person who prophesies is more important than the person who speaks in a foreign language, unless he interprets it so that the church may be built up.

1 Corinthians 14:27-28

If anyone speaks in a foreign language, only two or three at the most should do so, one at a time, and somebody must interpret. If an interpreter is not present, the speaker should remain silent in the church and speak to himself and God.

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

Jeremiah 5:15

People of Israel, I'm now bringing a nation from far away to attack you," declares the LORD. "It is an enduring nation, an ancient nation, a nation whose language you don't know. And you won't understand what they say.

Deuteronomy 28:49

"The LORD will raise a distant nation against you from the other side of the earth. Swooping down like a vulture,

Isaiah 28:11

Very well, then, through the mouths of foreigners and foreign languages the LORD will speak to this people

Language » Gift of

Acts 2:7-8

Stunned and amazed, they asked, "All of these people who are speaking are Galileans, aren't they? So how is it that each one of us hears them speaking in his own native language:

Acts 10:46

because they heard them speaking in foreign languages and praising God. Then Peter said,

Language » Power of speaking different » Sometimes abused

1 Corinthians 14:23

Now if the whole church gathers in the same place and everyone is speaking in foreign languages, when uneducated people or unbelievers come in, they will say that you are out of your mind, won't they?

1 Corinthians 14:2-12

For the person who speaks in a foreign language is not actually speaking to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands him, because he is talking about secrets by the Spirit. But the person who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding, encouragement, and comfort. The person who speaks in a foreign language builds himself up, but the person who prophesies builds up the church. read more.
Now I wish that all of you could speak in foreign languages, but especially that you could prophesy. The person who prophesies is more important than the person who speaks in a foreign language, unless he interprets it so that the church may be built up. Indeed, brothers, if I come to you speaking in foreign languages, what good will I be to you unless I speak to you in some revelation, knowledge, prophecy, or teaching? In the same way, lifeless instruments like the flute or harp produce sounds. But if there's no difference in the notes, how can a person tell what tune is being played? For example, if a bugle doesn't sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? In the same way, unless you speak an intelligible message with your language, how will anyone know what is being said? You'll be talking into the air! There are, I suppose, many different languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. If I don't know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker will be a foreigner to me. In the same way, since you're so desirous of spiritual gifts, you must keep on desiring them for building up the church.

Language » Confusion of » Divided men into separate nations

Genesis 10:5

from whom the coastal nations spread into their own lands and nations, each with their own language and family groups.

Genesis 10:20

These are Ham's descendants, listed by their families, each with their own lands, language, and family groups.

Genesis 10:31

These are Shem's descendants, listed by their families, each with their own lands, language, and family groups.

Language » Ancient kingdoms often comprehended nations of different

Daniel 6:25

Afterward, King Darius wrote to all nations, nations, and languages who lived throughout his realm: "May great prosperity be yours!

Esther 1:22

He sent letters to all the provinces of the king, written in the script of that province, and to each people in their own language, ordering that every man should be the master in his house and speak the language of his own people.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the district of Libya near Cyrene, Jewish and proselyte visitors from Rome,

Psalm 81:5

a decree that he prescribed for Joseph when he went throughout the land of Egypt, speaking a language I did not recognize.

Psalm 114:1

When Israel came out of Egypt the household of Jacob from a people of foreign speech

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Syrian

Daniel 2:4

The Chaldeans responded to the king in Aramaic: "May the king live forever. Tell the dream to your servants, and we'll reveal its meaning."

2 Kings 18:26

At this, Hilkiah's son Eliakim, Shebnah, and Joah asked Rab-shakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, because we understand it, but don't speak the language of Judah to us within the hearing of the people who are on the wall."

Ezra 4:7

While Artaxerxes was king of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their co-conspirators wrote in the Aramaic language and script to King Artaxerxes of Persia. Aramaic:

Language » Of all mankind one at first

Genesis 11:6

The LORD said, "Look! They are one people with the same language for all of them, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing that they have a mind to do will be impossible for them!

Genesis 11:1

There was a time when the entire earth spoke a common language with an identical vocabulary.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Hebrew

Acts 26:14

"All of us fell to the ground, and I heard a voice asking me in the Hebrew language, "Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me? It is hurting you to keep on kicking against the cattle prods.'

2 Kings 18:28

Then Rab-shakeh stood up and cried out loud, "Listen to what the great king, the king of Assyria has to say.

Language » Called » Tongue

Acts 1:19

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

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Syriac

2 Kings 18:26

At this, Hilkiah's son Eliakim, Shebnah, and Joah asked Rab-shakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, because we understand it, but don't speak the language of Judah to us within the hearing of the people who are on the wall."

Ezra 4:7

While Artaxerxes was king of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their co-conspirators wrote in the Aramaic language and script to King Artaxerxes of Persia. Aramaic:

Language » Called » Speech

Mark 14:70

Again he denied it. After a little while, the people who were standing there began to say to Peter again, "Obviously you're one of them, because you are a Galilean!"

Acts 14:11

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us!"

Language » Confusion of

Genesis 11:1-9

There was a time when the entire earth spoke a common language with an identical vocabulary. As people migrated westward, they came across a plain in the region of Shinar and settled there. They told each other, "Come on! Let's burn bricks thoroughly." They used bricks for stone and tar for mortar. read more.
Then they said, "Come on! Let's build ourselves a city and a tower, with its summit in the heavens, and let's make a name for ourselves so we won't be scattered over the surface of the whole earth." However, the LORD descended to look over the city and the tower that the humans were building. The LORD said, "Look! They are one people with the same language for all of them, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing that they have a mind to do will be impossible for them! Come on! Let's go down there and confuse their language, so that they won't understand each other's speech." So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the surface of the whole earth, so that they had to stop building the city. Therefore it was called Babylon, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them over the surface of the entire earth.

Genesis 10:5

from whom the coastal nations spread into their own lands and nations, each with their own language and family groups.

Genesis 10:20

These are Ham's descendants, listed by their families, each with their own lands, language, and family groups.

Genesis 10:31

These are Shem's descendants, listed by their families, each with their own lands, language, and family groups.

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

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 Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city. It was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.

Acts 2:8-11

So how is it that each one of us hears them speaking in his own native language: Parthians, Medes, Elamites, residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the district of Libya near Cyrene, Jewish and proselyte visitors from Rome, read more.
Cretans, and Arabs, listening to them talk in our own languages about the great deeds of God?"

Language » Power of speaking different » A sign to unbelievers

1 Corinthians 14:22

Foreign languages, then, are meant to be a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers, while prophecy is meant, not for unbelievers, but for believers.

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

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Latin

John 19:20

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

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 I don't know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner 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, I suppose, many different languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Greek

Acts 21:37

Just as Paul was about to be taken into the barracks, he asked the tribune, "May I say something to you?"

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the district of Libya near Cyrene, Jewish and proselyte visitors from Rome,

Psalm 114:1

When Israel came out of Egypt the household of Jacob from a people of foreign speech

Language » Dialects of the jews

Matthew 26:73

After a little while, the people who were standing there came up and told Peter, "Obviously you're also one of them, because your accent gives you away."

Judges 12:6

they would order him, "Pronounce the word "Shibboleth' right now." If he said "Sibboleth," not being able to pronounce it correctly, they would seize him and slaughter him there at the fords of the Jordan River. During those days 42,000 descendants of Ephraim died that way.

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

Genesis 11:2-6

As people migrated westward, they came across a plain in the region of Shinar and settled there. They told each other, "Come on! Let's burn bricks thoroughly." They used bricks for stone and tar for mortar. Then they said, "Come on! Let's build ourselves a city and a tower, with its summit in the heavens, and let's make a name for ourselves so we won't be scattered over the surface of the whole earth." read more.
However, the LORD descended to look over the city and the tower that the humans were building. The LORD said, "Look! They are one people with the same language for all of them, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing that they have a mind to do will be impossible for them!

Language » Confusion of » Scattered men over the earth

Genesis 11:8-9

So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the surface of the whole earth, so that they had to stop building the city. Therefore it was called Babylon, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them over the surface of the entire earth.

Language » Power of speaking different » Followed receiving the gospel

Acts 10:44-46

While Peter was still making this statement, the Holy Spirit fell on all the people who were listening to his message. Then the circumcised believers who had come with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the gentiles, too, because they heard them speaking in foreign languages and praising God. Then Peter said,

Language » Interpretation of » Antiquity of engaging persons for

Genesis 42:23

Meanwhile, they had no idea that Joseph could understand them, since he was talking to them through an interpreter.

Language » Of some nations difficult

Ezekiel 3:5-6

because you're not going to a people whose speech you cannot understand or whose language is difficult to speak. Instead, you're going to the house of Israel. This isn't a large group of people whose speech is unintelligible to you or whose language is difficult for you to comprehend. Frankly, if I had sent you to that kind of people, they would certainly have listened to you!

Language » Confusion of » Originated the varieties in

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

Acts 2:7-11

Stunned and amazed, they asked, "All of these people who are speaking are Galileans, aren't they? So how is it that each one of us hears them speaking in his own native language: Parthians, Medes, Elamites, residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, read more.
Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the district of Libya near Cyrene, Jewish and proselyte visitors from Rome, Cretans, and Arabs, listening to them talk in our own languages about the great deeds of God?"

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

Acts 2:3-4

They saw tongues like flames of fire that separated, and one rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in foreign languages as the Spirit gave them that ability.

Language » Power of speaking different » Promised

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Lycaonian

Acts 14:11

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us!"

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

They were to be young men without physical defect, handsome in appearance, skilled in all wisdom, quick to learn, prudent in how they used knowledge, and capable of serving in the king's palace. They were to learn the literature and language of the Chaldeans.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Greek

Acts 21:37

Just as Paul was about to be taken into the barracks, he asked the tribune, "May I say something to you?"

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Latin

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Parthian and other lands

Acts 2:9-11

Parthians, Medes, Elamites, residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the district of Libya near Cyrene, Jewish and proselyte visitors from Rome, Cretans, and Arabs, listening to them talk in our own languages about the great deeds of God?"

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Arabic, &c

Acts 2:11

Cretans, and Arabs, listening to them talk in our own languages about the great deeds of God?"

Language » Unity of

Genesis 11:6

The LORD said, "Look! They are one people with the same language for all of them, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing that they have a mind to do will be impossible for them!

Genesis 11:1

There was a time when the entire earth spoke a common language with an identical vocabulary.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Lycaonian

Acts 14:11

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us!"

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Ashdod

Nehemiah 13:24

Furthermore, their children spoke half of the time in the language of Ashdod, and could not speak in the language of Judah. Instead, they spoke in the languages of various nations.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

They were to be young men without physical defect, handsome in appearance, skilled in all wisdom, quick to learn, prudent in how they used knowledge, and capable of serving in the king's palace. They were to learn the literature and language of the Chaldeans.

Tongue » Language

Revelation 7:9

After these things, I looked, and there was a crowd so large that no one was able to count it! They were from every nation, tribe, people, and language. They were standing in front of the throne and the lamb and were wearing white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

Isaiah 66:18

"But as for me, I know their actions and their thoughts. Come and gather all nations and languages, and they will come and see my glory.

Genesis 10:5

from whom the coastal nations spread into their own lands and nations, each with their own language and family groups.

Genesis 10:20

These are Ham's descendants, listed by their families, each with their own lands, language, and family groups.

Topics on Language

All Languages

46;14;10

There are, I suppose, many different languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.

Aramaic Language

15;4;7

While Artaxerxes was king of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their co-conspirators wrote in the Aramaic language and script to King Artaxerxes of Persia. Aramaic:

Bad Language

49;4;29

Let no filthy talk be heard from your mouths, but only what is good for building up people and meeting the need of the moment. This way you will administer grace to those who hear you.

Crude Language

51;3;8

But now you must also get rid of anger, wrath, malice, slander, obscene speech, and all such sins.

Interpreting Language

1;42;23

Meanwhile, they had no idea that Joseph could understand them, since he was talking to them through an interpreter.

Languages

1;11;1-9

There was a time when the entire earth spoke a common language with an identical vocabulary.

Languages Confused

1;11;7

Come on! Let's go down there and confuse their language, so that they won't understand each other's speech."

Languages Mentioned In Scripture

12;18;28

Then Rab-shakeh stood up and cried out loud, "Listen to what the great king, the king of Assyria has to say.

Languages Separated

1;11;7

Come on! Let's go down there and confuse their language, so that they won't understand each other's speech."

Not Understanding Language

1;11;7

Come on! Let's go down there and confuse their language, so that they won't understand each other's speech."

Prayer Language

45;8;26

In the same way, the Spirit also helps us in our weakness, since we do not know how to pray as we should. But the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words,

Unknown Languages

19;114;1

When Israel came out of Egypt the household of Jacob from a people of foreign speech

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