1 Corinthians 14:10
New International Version
Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.

New Living Translation
There are many different languages in the world, and every language has meaning.

English Standard Version
There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning,

Berean Study Bible
Assuredly, there are many different languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.

Berean Literal Bible
There are, if it may be, so many kinds of languages in the world, and none without meaning.

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

New King James Version
There are, it may be, so many kinds of languages in the world, and none of them is without significance.

New American Standard Bible
There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and none is incapable of meaning.

NASB 1995
There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning.

NASB 1977
There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning.

Amplified Bible
There are, I suppose, a great many kinds of languages in the world [unknown to us], and none is lacking in meaning.

Christian Standard Bible
There are doubtless many different kinds of languages in the world, none is without meaning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There are doubtless many different kinds of languages in the world, and all have meaning.

American Standard Version
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and no kind is without signification.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For behold, there are many kinds of languages in the world, and there is not one of them without sound.

Contemporary English Version
There are many different languages in this world, and all of them make sense.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There are, for example, so many kinds of tongues in this world; and none is without voice.

English Revised Version
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and no kind is without signification.

Good News Translation
There are many different languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No matter how many different languages there are in the world, not one of them is without meaning.

International Standard Version
There are, I suppose, many different languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.

Literal Standard Version
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is unmeaning.

NET Bible
There are probably many kinds of languages in the world, and none is without meaning.

New Heart English Bible
There are, it may be, so many kinds of sounds in the world, and none is without meaning.

Weymouth New Testament
There are, we will suppose, a great number of languages in the world, and no creature is without a language.

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

Young's Literal Translation
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is unmeaning,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Prophecy and Tongues
9So it is with you. Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying? You will just be speaking into the air. 10 Assuredly, there are many different languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. 11If, then, I do not know the meaning of someone’s language, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and he is a foreigner to me.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 14:9
So it is with you. Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying? You will just be speaking into the air.

1 Corinthians 14:11
If, then, I do not know the meaning of someone's language, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and he is a foreigner to me.


Treasury of Scripture

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









(10) There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world.--There are a great many voices or languages in the world, and none of them but has a right meaning when spoken rightly and to the right person. No word in any language can be meaningless, but must correspond to some thought--for the thought exists first, and the word is invented as the expression of it.

Verse 10. - It may be. A mere expression of uncertainty as to the exact number (comp. 1 Corinthians 15:37). It is one of the very few instances where even the verb which implies "chance" is recognized. The word "chance" itself (τυχὴ) does not occur in the New Testament. So many kinds of voices. This does not seem to mean "so many languages." The Jews always asserted that the languages, of the world were seventy in number. It seems to mean "classes of expressive sounds." None of them is without signification. The words rendered "without signification," literally mean dumb. The meaning must either be that "nothing - no creature - is dumb," or that "every class of sounds has its own distinct meaning."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Assuredly,
τύχοι (tychoi)
Verb - Aorist Optative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5177: (a) gen: I obtain, (b) absol: I chance, happen; ordinary, everyday, it may chance, perhaps.

there are
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

many
Τοσαῦτα (Tosauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 5118: So great, so large, so long, so many. From tosos and houtos; so vast as this, i.e. Such.

different
γένη (genē)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1085: Offspring, family, race, nation, kind. From ginomai; 'kin'.

languages
φωνῶν (phōnōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's 5456: Probably akin to phaino through the idea of disclosure; a tone; by implication, an address, saying or language.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] world,
κόσμῳ (kosmō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

yet
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

none [of them is]
οὐδὲν (ouden)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3762: No one, none, nothing.

without meaning.
ἄφωνον (aphōnon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 880: Soundless, voiceless, speechless, dumb. Figuratively, unmeaning.


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