1 Corinthians 1:27

“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise: and God hath chosen the weake things of the world, to confound the things which are mighty:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God made selection of the foolish things of this world so that he might put the wise to shame; and the feeble things that he might put to shame the strong;
- Basic English Bible

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things;
- Darby Bible

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
- Webster's Bible

But God has chosen the things which the world regards as foolish, in order to put its wise men to shame; and God has chosen the things which the world regards as destitute of influence, in order to put its powerful things to shame;
- Weymouth Bible

but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
- World English Bible

But God chees tho thingis that ben fonned of the world, to confounde wise men;
- Wycliffe Bible

but the foolish things of the world did God choose, that the wise He may put to shame; and the weak things of the world did God choose that He may put to shame the strong;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:27


1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world. Men whom the world would call foolish, with a gospel that it called foolishness; yet these "confounded the wise" and upturned the world's philosophies.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 1

  • Tony Drake
    Division of the church is not of God its the trick of the enemy to keep confusion amongst Gods people.
  • Michael farrugia
    It is good to read the bible everyday ,it is more important how you apply it . God loves us despite our breaking his law ,not that we sin wilfully .we have a Savior in JESUS if we confess our sins HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness JESUS has come to for fill the law .Iam so thankful praise GOD
  • Sandy
    1 Corinthians Chapter 1. I have been reading the Bible everyday without a miss for 1 straight year. And So far what I have come up with this. It doesn't matter what other people think about you! It's what God thinks about you! If we live by Gods laws then we are On God's good side. Gods has rules and laws they are all in His book!
  • MockingBird
    Truly the cross of Jesus Christ is foolishness to the one that is not of the household of Faith . They think it is totally absurb to believe in such a thing as a man to die for the sins of the world. Only because they have not believed in the message of the cross that was presented to them. The cross to me is my life giving force : without the cross of Jesus Christ I would be undone and on my way to Hell . Truly the cross is the power of God unto salvation to me !!!! Praise God for His Amazing Grace !!!
  • Serina
    What do I think of Corinthians 1, where you have Jews and Gentiles. There is your separation instead of being on one accord. God explains no one is better than the other. Those who seek wisdom and understanding let him hear.
  • Norm
    Our Father has blessed you with His Holy Spirit, Lilian. This is evident by the understanding in your posts. In Christ Jesus we have our being and live! Amen

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