1 Corinthians 14:11

“Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voyce, I shall bee vnto him that speaketh, a Barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a Barbarian vnto mee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a barbarian to me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If then I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be to him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh will be a barbarian unto me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if the sense of the voice is not clear to me, I am like a man from a strange country to him who is talking, and he will be the same to me.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

Therefore, if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be to him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh will be a barbarian to me.
- Webster's Bible

If, however, I do not know the meaning of the particular language, I shall seem to the speaker of it, and he to me, to be merely talking some foreign tongue.
- Weymouth Bible

If then I don't know the meaning of the sound, I would be to him who speaks a foreigner, and he who speaks would be a foreigner to me.
- World English Bible

But if Y knowe not the vertu of a vois, Y schal be to hym, to whom Y schal speke, a barbarik; and he that spekith to me, schal be a barbarik.
- Wycliffe Bible

if, then, I do not know the power of the voice, I shall be to him who is speaking a foreigner, and he who is speaking, is to me a foreigner;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:11


14:11 I shall be a barbarian to him - Shall seem to talk unintelligible gibberish.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:11


1Co 14:11 If I know not the meaning of the voice. The language. I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian. A foreigner, not understanding his language. The Greeks and Romans called all not of their races barbarians.

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