1 Corinthians 14:8

“For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if the trumpet giue an vncertaine sound, who shall prepare himselfe to the battell?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself for war?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if the war-horn gives out an uncertain note, who will get ready for the fight?
- Basic English Bible

For also, if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for war?
- Darby Bible

For if the trumpet shall give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?
- Webster's Bible

If the bugle--to take another example--gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?
- Weymouth Bible

For if the trumpet gave an uncertain sound, who would prepare himself for war?
- World English Bible

For if a trumpe yyue an vncerteyn soune, who schal make hym silf redi to batel?
- Wycliffe Bible

for if also an uncertain sound a trumpet may give, who shall prepare himself for battle?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:8


14:8 Who will prepare himself for the battle - Unless he understand what the trumpet sounds? suppose a retreat or a march.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:8


1Co 14:8 If the trumpet given an uncertain sound. The various distinctions of note sounded a charge, a retreat, etc.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14

  • BrenWeb
    God created the heaven and earth, he knows all things before the foundation was ever laid. Many are call and few are chosen. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will allow his will to be done through whomever he choose. It is Godbusiness. Remember the "Wisdom of man is the foolishness of God"
  • Jimmy a disciple of Jesus
    well if God used a donkey He will use anyone!!! If more Men would be the leaders that God called them to be then maybe there wouldnt be women preaching but where are all the Men of God!!! Praise God for the Women that are doing the work!!! Where are all the men of God?????
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    SPEAKING IN TONGUES = CHRIST IN YOU = PROOF POSSITIVE OF THE POWER AND PRESENCE OF THE INDWELLING GIFTS OF THE 9 MANIFESTATIONS OF THE HOLY GHOST = BORN OF THE INCORRUPTABLE SEED MADE OF THE TRUE AND GENUINE TEMPLE MADE WITHOUT HANDS = OH YES WE CAN FOR HIS EVERLASTING GLORY IN THESE LATTER DAYS IN THIS KINGDOM OF GOD AMEN ! RESTORATION FROM ACTS THROUGH JUDE RIGHTLY DIVIDED AMEN ! SHALOM SAINTS !
  • A disciple
    "Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks a barbarian, and he that speaks shall be a barbarian unto me." The Lord gave four examples of the kinds of hearts men have with respect to hearing and receiving His Word. The examples all came out of the individuals' own making of what kind they would be; for God's will is clearly for ALL of them to have been saved.
  • A disciple
    Wayne; God commanded the woman to be under obedience and subjection to her husband in Genesis 3:15 directly after pronouncing to the serpent his eternal condemnation and the breaking of his head by the coming of Christ. The Western Churches are in disobedience to this Word because of rebellious worldly influences and thinking they're above such things, thus opening the door to more and more evil.
  • Steve morrow
    5:43 I AM COME IN MY FATHERS NAME AND --- YOU RECEIVE ME NOT --- IF ANOTHER SHALL COME IN HIS OWN NAME HIM YOU WILL RECEIVE JOHN 14:15 ---IF YOU LOVE ME---KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS 1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM

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