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1 Corinthians 14:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself for war?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For if the trumpet shall give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For also, if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for war?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, if also, an uncertain sound, a trumpet, should give, who shall prepare himself for battle?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for if also an uncertain sound a trumpet may give, who shall prepare himself for battle?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For if the trumpet giue an vncertaine sound, who shall prepare himselfe to the battell?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And if the trumpet call a voice which is not distinguished, who will prepare for the battle?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And if the trumpet shall give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the battle?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
if 1437
{1437} Prime
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
the trumpet 4536
{4536} Prime
Perhaps from G4535 (through the idea of quavering or reverberation); a trumpet.
give 1325
{1325} Prime
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
an uncertain 82
{0082} Prime
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G1212; hidden, figuratively indistinct.
sound, 5456
{5456} Prime
Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language.
who 5101
{5101} Prime
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
shall prepare x3903
(3903) Complement
From G3844 and a derivative of G4632; to furnish aside, that is, get ready.
himself y3903
[3903] Standard
From G3844 and a derivative of G4632; to furnish aside, that is, get ready.
<5695> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
to 1519
{1519} Prime
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the battle? 4171
{4171} Prime
From πέλομαι [[pelomai]] (to bustle); warfare (literally or figuratively; a single encounter or a series).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 14:8

_ _ Translate, “For if also,” an additional step in the argument.

_ _ uncertain sound — having no definite meaning: whereas it ought to be so marked that one succession of notes on the trumpet should summon the soldiers to attack; another, to retreat; another, to some other evolution.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 14:6-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 14:8

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Numbers 10:9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
Joshua 6:4-20 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. ... So the people shouted when [the priests] blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
Judges 7:16-18 And he divided the three hundred men [into] three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers. ... When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that [are] with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, [The sword] of the LORD, and of Gideon.
Nehemiah 4:18-21 For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and [so] builded. And he that sounded the trumpet [was] by me. ... So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
Job 39:24-25 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that [it is] the sound of the trumpet. ... He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done [it]?
Ephesians 6:11-18 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. ... Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
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