1 Corinthians 14:8
Good News Translation
And if the one who plays the bugle does not sound a clear call, who will prepare for battle?

Contemporary English Version
If a bugle call isn't clear, how would you know to get ready for battle?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

New American Bible
And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle?

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

Numbers 10:9 If you go forth to war out of your land against the enemies that fight against you, you shall sound aloud with the trumpets, and there shall be a remembrance of you before the Lord your God, that you may be delivered out of the hands of your enemies.

Joshua 6:4-20 And on the seventh day the priests shall take the seven trumpets, which are used in the jubilee, and shall go before the ark of the covenant: and you shall go about the city seven times, and the priests shall sound the trumpets. . . .

Judges 7:16-18 And he divided the three hundred men into three parts, and gave them trumpets in their hands, and empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers. . . .

Nehemiah 4:18-21 For every one of the builders was girded with a sword about his reins. And they built, and sounded with a trumpet by me. . . .

Job 39:24,25 Chasing and raging he swalloweth the ground, neither doth he make account when the noise of the trumpet soundeth. . . .

Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass, that in that day a noise shall be made with a great trumpet, and they that were lost, shall come from the land of the Assyrians, and they that were outcasts in the land of Egypt, and they shall adore the Lord in the holy mount in Jerusalem.

Amos 3:6 Shall the trumpet sound in a city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, which the Lord hath not done?

Ephesians 6:11-18 Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. . . .

Context
Prophecy and Tongues
7Even things without life that give sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction of sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 8For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 9So likewise you, except you utter by the tongue plain speech, how shall it be known what is said? For you shall be speaking into the air.…
Cross References
Numbers 10:9
If you go forth to war out of your land against the enemies that fight against you, you shall sound aloud with the trumpets, and there shall be a remembrance of you before the Lord your God, that you may be delivered out of the hands of your enemies.

Jeremiah 4:19
My bowels, my bowels are in part, the senses of my heart are troubled within me, I will not hold my peace, for my soul hath heard the sound of the trumpet, the cry of battle.

Ezekiel 33:3
And he sees the sword coming upon the land, and sound the trumpet, and tell the people:

Joel 2:1
Blow ye the trumpet in Sion, sound an alarm in my holy mountain, let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: because the day of the Lord cometh, because it is nigh at hand.

1 Corinthians 14:7
Even things without life that give sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction of sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

Additional Translations
Again, if the trumpet sounds a muffled call, who will prepare for battle?

And indeed if the trumpet gives an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?

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

For if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself for war?

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

For if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself for war?

For if the trumpet shall give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?

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

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

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