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Genesis 11:7

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

Genesis 11:1

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

Zephaniah 3:9

For then will I restore to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one accord.

Genesis 11:9

Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confuse the language of all the earth: and from there did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

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All Languages

1 Corinthians 14:10

There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without meaning.

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 Aramaic, and set forth in the Aramaic language.

Interpreting Language

Genesis 42:23

And they knew not 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 Confused

Genesis 11:7

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

Languages Mentioned In Scripture

2 Kings 18:28

Then Rab-shakeh 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:

Languages Separated

Genesis 11:7

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

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Genesis 11:6

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

1 Corinthians 13:1

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 14:9

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.

Colossians 3:8

But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy talk out of your mouth.

1 Corinthians 14:27

If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that in turn; 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 man understands him; but in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:5

I would that you all spoke with tongues, but rather that you prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

Revelation 7:9

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with 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 church.

Acts 2:6

Now when this was sounded abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because every man heard them speak in his own language.

1 Corinthians 2:4

And my speech and my preaching were not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

Isaiah 28:11

For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

John 16:25

These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time comes, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father.

Deuteronomy 28:49

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

1 Corinthians 14:19

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

Acts 2:8

And how hear we every man in our own tongue, in which we were born?

1 Corinthians 12:10

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another various kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

1 John 4:5

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

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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 you all spoke with tongues, but rather that you prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

1 Corinthians 14:27-28

If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that in turn; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; 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

Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from afar, O house of Israel, says the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you know not, neither understand what they say.

Deuteronomy 28:49

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

Isaiah 28:11

For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

Language » Gift of

1 Corinthians 12:10

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another various kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Acts 2:7-8

And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, in which we were born?

Acts 10:46

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

Language » Power of speaking different » Sometimes abused

1 Corinthians 14:23

If therefore the whole church be 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 you are mad?

1 Corinthians 14:2-12

For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God: for no man understands him; but in the spirit he speaks mysteries. But he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the church. read more.
I would that you all spoke with tongues, but rather that you prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? 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? For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle? 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. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without meaning. Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks a foreigner, and he that speaks shall be a foreigner unto me. Even so you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church.

Language » Confusion of » Divided men into separate nations

Genesis 10:5

By these were the coastlands of the nations divided in their lands; everyone 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 people, nations, and languages, 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, 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 visitors from 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 understood 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

Then spoke the Chaldeans to the king in Aramaic, O king, live forever: tell your 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 Rab-shakeh, Speak, I pray you, to your servants in the Aramaic language; for we understand it: and talk not 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 Aramaic, and set forth in the Aramaic language.

Language » Of all mankind one at first

Genesis 11:6

And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: 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 do you persecute me? it is hard for you to kick against the goads.

2 Kings 18:28

Then Rab-shakeh 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 at Jerusalem; since that field is called in their proper tongue, Akeldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

Revelation 5:9

And they sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Syriac

2 Kings 18:26

Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rab-shakeh, Speak, I pray you, to your servants in the Aramaic language; for we understand it: and talk not 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 Aramaic, and set forth in the Aramaic language.

Language » Called » Speech

Mark 14:70

And he denied it again. And after a little, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely you are one of them: for you are a Galilean, and your speech agrees with 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, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and bitumen had they for mortar. read more.
And they said, Come, 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 children of men built. And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Come, let us go down, and there confuse 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 building the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confuse the language of all the earth: and from there did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Genesis 10:5

By these were the coastlands of the nations divided in their lands; everyone 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 laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Language » Many spoken at jerusalem

John 19:20

This title then read many of the Jews: 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 hear we every man in our own tongue, in which we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, Jews and proselytes, read more.
Cretans and Arabians, we do 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 them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serves not for them that believe not, but for them that believe.

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

1 Corinthians 12:10

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another various kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Latin

John 19:20

This title then read many of the Jews: 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

1 Corinthians 12:10

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another various kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

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

1 Corinthians 14:11

Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks a foreigner, and he that speaks shall be a foreigner unto 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 them is without meaning.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Greek

Acts 21:37

And as Paul was to be led into the barracks, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto you? Who said, Can you speak Greek?

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Egyptian

Acts 2:10

Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and visitors from 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 awhile came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely you also are one of them; for your speech betrays you.

Judges 12:6

Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the fords of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.

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, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and bitumen had they for mortar. And they said, Come, 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 children of men built. And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: 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 building the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confuse the language of all the earth: and from there did the LORD scatter 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 them who heard the word. And they of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

Language » Interpretation of » Antiquity of engaging persons for

Genesis 42:23

And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spoke unto them by an interpreter.

Language » Of some nations difficult

Ezekiel 3:5-6

For you are not sent to a people of foreign speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel; Not to many people of foreign speech and of a hard language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, had I sent you to them, they would have hearkened unto you.

Language » Confusion of » Originated the varieties in

Genesis 11:7

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

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

Acts 2:7-11

And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, in which we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, read more.
Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we do 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 separated 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 with 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 was no blemish, but handsome, and skilful in all wisdom, and gifted in 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

And as Paul was to be led into the barracks, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto you? Who said, Can you 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 Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Language » Kinds of, mentioned » Arabic, &c

Acts 2:11

Cretans and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Language » Unity of

Genesis 11:6

And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: 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 children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the language of Judah, but according to the language of each people.

Language » Mentioned in scripture » Chaldee

Daniel 1:4

Young men in whom was no blemish, but handsome, and skilful in all wisdom, and gifted in 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 this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Isaiah 66:18

For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

Genesis 10:5

By these were the coastlands of the nations divided in their lands; everyone 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.