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

  • 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.
  • Wayne
    While the woman preacher was in full control and full authority, all things were done in an orderly manner. Also decent manner. That's quite a broad statement about most western churches. Unless you've visited most western churches.
  • Steve morrow
    JUDE 1:17 BUT BELOVED REMEMBER YOU THE WORDS WHICH WERE SPOKEN BEFORE OF THE APOSTLES OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST --18-- HOW THAT THEY TOLD YOU THERE SHOULD BE MOCKERS IN THE LAST TIME WHO SHOULD WALK AFTER THEIR OWN UNGODLY LUSTS --19--THESE BE THEY WHO SEPARATE THEMSELVES SENSUAL NOT HAVING THE SPIRIT**PSALM 12:3 THE LORD SHALL CUT OFF ALL FLATTERING LIPS AND THE TONGUE THAT SPEAKETH PROUD THINGS**
  • 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
  • A disciple
    The Law for the women to keep silence and be obedient was commanded by the LORD God in Eden because of the woman's being beguiled by the devil. All things decently and in order, is the right way for Christians to conduct themselves; both at home and their usual surroundings, and in Assembly. Most all of the Western Churches however have abandoned modesty and orderly conduct for worldly influences.

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