1 Corinthians 14:8
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New International Version
Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
for if also an uncertain sound a trumpet may give, who shall prepare himself for battle?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If the trumpet give an uncertain sound - If, when the soldier should prepare himself for the battle, the trumpet should give a different sound to that which is ordinarily used on such occasions, the soldier is not informed of what he should do, and therefore does not arm himself; consequently, that vague, unintelligible sound of the trumpet, is of no use.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 10:9 And if you go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresses you, then you shall blow an alarm with the trumpets...

Joshua 6:4-20 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day you shall compass the city seven times...

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...

Nehemiah 4:18-21 For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so built. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me...

Job 39:24,25 He swallows the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believes he that it is the sound of the trumpet...

Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown...

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 has not done it?

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

Library
1 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.
When I had lain in prison other twelve weeks, and now not knowing what they intended to do with me, upon the third of April 1661, comes Mr Cobb unto me (as he told me), being sent by the justices to admonish me; and demand of me submittance to the church of England, etc. The extent of our discourse was as followeth. Cobb. When he was come into the house he sent for me out of my chamber; who, when I was come unto him, he said, Neighbour Bunyan, how do you do? Bun. I thank you, Sir, said I, very
John Bunyan—Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Of Deeper Matters, and God's Hidden Judgments which are not to be Inquired Into
"My Son, beware thou dispute not of high matters and of the hidden judgments of God; why this man is thus left, and that man is taken into so great favour; why also this man is so greatly afflicted, and that so highly exalted. These things pass all man's power of judging, neither may any reasoning or disputation have power to search out the divine judgments. When therefore the enemy suggesteth these things to thee, or when any curious people ask such questions, answer with that word of the Prophet,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

From his Entrance on the Ministry in 1815, to his Commission to Reside in Germany in 1820
1815.--After the long season of depression through which John Yeardley passed, as described in the last chapter, the new year of 1815 dawned with brightness upon his mind. He now at length saw his spiritual bonds loosed; and the extracts which follow describe his first offerings in the ministry in a simple and affecting manner. 1 mo. 5.--The subject of the prophet's going down to the potter's house opened so clearly on my mind in meeting this morning that I thought I could almost have publicly
John Yeardley—Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel

Cross References
Numbers 10:9
When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the LORD your God and rescued from your enemies.

Jeremiah 4:19
Oh, my anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain. Oh, the agony of my heart! My heart pounds within me, I cannot keep silent. For I have heard the sound of the trumpet; I have heard the battle cry.

Ezekiel 33:3
and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people,

Joel 2:1
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand--

1 Corinthians 14:7
Even in the case of lifeless things that make sounds, such as the pipe or harp, how will anyone know what tune is being played unless there is a distinction in the notes?

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