Today I checked translation of 1 Cor. 14 in an Asian language. I don’t actually see the translation itself. Instead, I work with a back translation (fairly literal English translation of the vernacular translation). I came to verse 21 which has the following back translation:
I will speak to my people, says the Lord,
by means of other languages and by languages of foreigners,
but they will certainly not listen to me.
I asked the translation team the following question: “How many groups of languages are mentioned in this verse?”
Based on the back translation, what would your answer be to my question?
What would your answer be if you read that verse from the original Greek and/or various English translations?