New International Version
Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is 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.
Darby Bible Translation
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of undistinguishable sound.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There are, it may be - Ει τυχοι, For example.
So many kinds of voices - So many different languages, each of which has its distinct articulation, pronunciation, emphasis, and meaning; or there may be so many different nations, each possessing a different language, etc.
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Library1 Corinthians xiv, 20
Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit, in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. It would be going a great deal too far to say, that they who fulfilled the latter part of this command, were sure also to fulfil the former; that they who were men in understanding, were, therefore, likely to be children in malice. But the converse holds good, with remarkable certainty, that they who are children in understanding, are proportionally apt to be men in malice: that is, in proportion …
Thomas Arnold—The Christian Life
The Substance of Some Discourse had Between the Clerk of the Peace and Myself; when He came to Admonish Me, According to the Tenor of that Law, by which I was in Prison.
Of Deeper Matters, and God's Hidden Judgments which are not to be Inquired Into
From his Entrance on the Ministry in 1815, to his Commission to Reside in Germany in 1820
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 grasp the meaning of what someone is saying, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and the speaker is a foreigner to me.
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