And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Page 101845Full view
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William Safire - Political Science - 2008 - 862 pages
...did, and Connally went into the news conference well primed by the murder board. musical metaphors "For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?" (I Corinthians 14:8). This Biblical musical metaphor has occasionally been applied to political leadership;...