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Theasaurus: Language

40 Bible Verses about Language

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Genesis 11:1

And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Zephaniah 3:9

For then I will restore to the peoples the pure language that they may all call upon the name of the LORD to serve him with one consent.

Genesis 11:9

Therefore the name of it was called Babel because there the LORD confounded the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Genesis 11:6

And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they all have one language; and they begin to do this, and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do.

1 Corinthians 14:9

So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue a clear and definite word, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

Colossians 3:8

But now put ye also off all these things: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

1 Corinthians 14:27

If anyone speaks in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:2

For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God, for no one understands him, even though by the Spirit he speaks mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:5

I would that ye all spoke with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied, for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interprets, that the congregation may receive edifying.

Revelation 7:9

After this I saw, and, behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds and peoples and tongues stood before the throne and before the Lamb clothed with long white robes and palms in their hands

1 Corinthians 14:4

He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself, but he that prophesies edifies the congregation .

Acts 2:6

Now at this sound, the multitude came together and were confounded because each one heard them speak in his own tongue.

John 16:25

I have spoken these things unto you in proverbs, but the hour comes when I shall no longer speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father.

Deuteronomy 28:49

The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand,

1 Corinthians 14:19

yet in the congregation I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

Acts 2:8

And how do we hear each one speak in our own tongue, with which we were brought up?

1 John 4:5

They are of the world; therefore, they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

From Thematic Bible


Language » Interpretation of » Most important in the early church

1 Corinthians 14:13

Therefore, let him that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:5

I would that ye all spoke with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied, for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interprets, that the congregation may receive edifying.

1 Corinthians 14:27-28

If anyone speaks in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silence in the congregation , 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 will bring a nation upon you from afar, O house of Israel, saith the LORD; it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou dost not know, neither dost thou understand what they say.

Deuteronomy 28:49

The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand,

Language » Gift of

Acts 2:7-8

And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these who speak Galilaeans? And how do we hear each one speak in our own tongue, with which we were brought up?

Acts 10:46

For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered,

Language » Power of speaking different » Sometimes abused

1 Corinthians 14:23

If, therefore, the whole congregation is come together into one place and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

1 Corinthians 14:2-12

For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God, for no one understands him, even though by the Spirit he speaks mysteries. But he that prophesies speaks unto men for edification and exhortation and comfort. He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself, but he that prophesies edifies the congregation . read more.
I would that ye all spoke with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied, for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interprets, that the congregation may receive edifying. Now, brothers, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either with revelation or with knowledge or with prophecy or with doctrine? And even things without life giving sound, whether flute or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is played or harped? For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue a clear and definite word, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. There are many kinds of distinct voices in the world, and nothing is dumb. Therefore, if I ignore the virtue of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks as a barbarian, and he that speaks shall be a barbarian unto me. Even so ye, forasmuch as ye desire the things of the Spirit, earnestly pursue excellence unto the edification of the congregation .

Language » Confusion of » Divided men into separate nations

Genesis 10:5

By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands, each 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 countries, and 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 the peoples, nations, and tongues, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied unto you.

Esther 1:22

for he sent letters into all the king's provinces, into every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, saying, That every man should bear rule in his own house and that it should be published according to the language of every people.

Daniel 3:4

Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

Psalm 81:5

This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt where I heard a language that I did not understand.

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

Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever; tell thy servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation.

2 Kings 18:26

Then said Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy slaves in the Syrian language, for we understand it, and do not talk with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

Ezra 4:7

And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes, king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in the Syrian tongue and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.

Language » Of all mankind one at first

Genesis 11:6

And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they all have one language; and they begin to do this, and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do.

Genesis 11:1

And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Hebrew

Acts 26:14

And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

2 Kings 18:28

Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language and spoke, saying, Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria.

Language » Called » Tongue

Acts 1:19

And it was known unto all the dwellers of Jerusalem, in such a manner that the field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Syriac

2 Kings 18:26

Then said Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy slaves in the Syrian language, for we understand it, and do not talk with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

Ezra 4:7

And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes, king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in the Syrian tongue and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.

Language » Called » Speech

Mark 14:70

But he denied it again. And a little after, those that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them, for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agrees unto it.

Acts 14:11

And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

Language » Confusion of

Genesis 11:1-9

And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick instead of stone and slime instead of mortar. read more.
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of the man built. And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they all have one language; and they begin to do this, and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do. Now, let us go down and there confound their language that they may not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth, and they left off to build the city. Therefore the name of it was called Babel because there the LORD confounded the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Genesis 10:5

By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands, each 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 countries, and 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 on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Language » Many spoken at jerusalem

John 19:20

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

Acts 2:8-11

And how do we hear each one speak in our own tongue, with which we were brought up? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and the dwellers in Mesopotamia and in Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, read more.
Cretes and Arabians, we hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Language » Power of speaking different » A sign to unbelievers

1 Corinthians 14:22

Therefore, tongues are for a sign, not to those that believe, but to those that do not believe; but prophecy is not for those that do not believe, but for those who believe.

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

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Latin

John 19:20

And many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near to the city; and it was written in Hebrew and Greek and 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

Therefore, if I ignore the virtue of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks as a barbarian, and he that speaks shall be a barbarian unto me.

Language » Great variety of, spoken by men

1 Corinthians 14:10

There are many kinds of distinct voices in the world, and nothing is dumb.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Greek

Acts 21:37

And as Paul was to be led into the fortress, he said unto the tribunal, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, 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 while those that stood by came unto him and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them, for thy speech makes thee manifest.

Judges 12:6

then they would say unto him, Now say Shibboleth. . And he would say Sibboleth; ; for he could not pronounce it the same. Then they would take him and slay him at the passages of the Jordan. And at that time forty-two thousand of those of Ephraim fell.

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 they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick instead of stone and slime instead of mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. read more.
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of the man built. And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they all have one language; and they begin to do this, and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do.

Language » Confusion of » Scattered men over the earth

Genesis 11:8-9

So the LORD scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth, and they left off to build the city. Therefore the name of it was called Babel because there the LORD confounded the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Language » Power of speaking different » Followed receiving the gospel

Acts 10:44-46

While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, that also on the Gentiles the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered,

Language » Interpretation of » Antiquity of engaging persons for

Genesis 42:23

And they did not know that Joseph understood them, for he spoke unto them by an interpreter.

Language » Of some nations difficult

Ezekiel 3:5-6

For thou art not sent to a people of a profound speech nor of a hard language, but to the house of Israel; not to many peoples of profound speech nor of hard language, whose words thou can not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened 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 they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these who speak Galilaeans? And how do we hear each one speak in our own tongue, with which we were brought up? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and the dwellers in Mesopotamia and in Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, read more.
Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

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

Acts 2:3-4

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Language » Power of speaking different » Promised

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Lycaonian

Acts 14:11

And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

young men in whom there was no blemish whatsoever but who were good looking and taught in all wisdom and wise in knowledge and of good understanding, and that had strength in them to stand in the king's palace, that they might be taught the letters and speech of the Chaldeans.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Greek

Acts 21:37

And as Paul was to be led into the fortress, he said unto the tribunal, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Latin

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Parthian and other lands

Acts 2:9-11

Parthians and Medes and Elamites and the dwellers in Mesopotamia and in Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Arabic, &c

Language » Unity of

Genesis 11:6

And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they all have one language; and they begin to do this, and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do.

Genesis 11:1

And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Lycaonian

Acts 14:11

And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Ashdod

Nehemiah 13:24

and their sons spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and according to the language of each people; for they could not speak in the Jews' language.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

young men in whom there was no blemish whatsoever but who were good looking and taught in all wisdom and wise in knowledge and of good understanding, and that had strength in them to stand in the king's palace, that they might be taught the letters and speech of the Chaldeans.

Tongue » Language

Revelation 7:9

After this I saw, and, behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds and peoples and tongues stood before the throne and before the Lamb clothed with long white robes and palms in their hands

Isaiah 66:18

For I understand their works and their thoughts. The time shall come to gather all the Gentiles and tongues; and they shall come and see my glory.

Genesis 10:5

By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands, each 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 countries, and in their nations.

Topics on Language

All Languages

1 Corinthians 14:10

There are many kinds of distinct voices in the world, and nothing is dumb.

Aramaic Language

Ezra 4:7

And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes, king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in the Syrian tongue and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.

Interpreting Language

Genesis 42:23

And they did not know that Joseph understood them, for he spoke unto them by an interpreter.

Languages

Genesis 11:1-9

And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Languages Mentioned In Scripture

2 Kings 18:28

Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language and spoke, saying, Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria.