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1 Corinthians 14:7

Context
NET ©

It is similar for lifeless things that make a sound, like a flute or harp. Unless they make a distinction in the notes, how can what is played on the flute or harp be understood?

NIV ©

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

NASB ©

Yet even lifeless things, either flute or harp, in producing a sound, if they do not produce a distinction in the tones, how will it be known what is played on the flute or on the harp?

NLT ©

Even musical instruments like the flute or the harp, though they are lifeless, are examples of the need for speaking in plain language. For no one will recognize the melody unless the notes are played clearly.

MSG ©

If musical instruments--flutes, say, or harps--aren't played so that each note is distinct and in tune, how will anyone be able to catch the melody and enjoy the music?

BBE ©

Even things without life, having a voice, such as a music-pipe or other instrument, if they do not give out different sounds, who may be certain what is being played?

NRSV ©

It is the same way with lifeless instruments that produce sound, such as the flute or the harp. If they do not give distinct notes, how will anyone know what is being played?

NKJV ©

Even things without life, whether flute or harp, when they make a sound, unless they make a distinction in the sounds, how will it be known what is piped or played?


KJV
And even
<3676>
things without life
<895>
giving
<1325> (5723)
sound
<5456>_,
whether
<1535>
pipe
<836>
or
<1535>
harp
<2788>_,
except
<3362>
they give
<1325> (5632)
a distinction
<1293>
in the sounds
<5353>_,
how
<4459>
shall it be known
<1097> (5701)
what is piped
<832> (5746)
or
<2228>
harped
<2789> (5746)_?
{sounds: or, tunes}
NASB ©
Yet
<3676>
even lifeless
<895>
things
<895>
, either
<1535>
flute
<836>
or
<1535>
harp
<2788>
, in producing
<1325>
a sound
<5456>
, if
<1437>
they do not produce
<1325>
a distinction
<1293>
in the tones
<5353>
, how
<4459>
will it be known
<1097>
what is played
<832>
on the flute
<832>
or
<2228>
on the harp
<2789>
?
GREEK
omwv
<3676>
CONJ
ta
<3588>
T-NPN
aquca
<895>
A-NPN
fwnhn
<5456>
N-ASF
didonta
<1325> (5723)
V-PAP-NPN
eite
<1535>
CONJ
aulov
<836>
N-NSM
eite
<1535>
CONJ
kiyara
<2788>
N-NSF
ean
<1437>
COND
diastolhn
<1293>
N-ASF
toiv
<3588>
T-DPM
fyoggoiv
<5353>
N-DPM
mh
<3361>
PRT-N
dw
<1325> (5632)
V-2AAS-3S
pwv
<4459>
ADV-I
gnwsyhsetai
<1097> (5701)
V-FPI-3S
to
<3588>
T-NSN
auloumenon
<832> (5746)
V-PPP-NSN
h
<2228>
PRT
to
<3588>
T-NSN
kiyarizomenon
<2789> (5746)
V-PPP-NSN
NET © [draft] ITL
It is similar
<3676>
for lifeless
<895>
things that make
<1325>
a sound
<5456>
, like a flute
<836>
or
<1535>
harp
<2788>
. Unless
<1437>
they make
<1325>
a distinction
<1293>
in the notes
<5353>
, how
<4459>
can what is played on the flute
<832>
or
<2228>
harp
<2789>
be understood
<1097>
?
NET ©

It is similar for lifeless things that make a sound, like a flute or harp. Unless they make a distinction in the notes, how can what is played on the flute or harp be understood?

NET © Notes


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