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

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    God said it, I believe it and that settles it period. May our Heavenly Abba Dad and God Almighty Yahweh bring His Holy and Matchless Word to pass in this end of the age of the gentiles indeed, in and through His Son, our Glorious Lord, Savior and near future Majesty King to come, Christ Yeshua Jesus, Glory Amen and Amen indeed. Shalom Israel Zion ! Come Lord Yeshua Jesus Glory Amen ! Shalom.
  • Bro. William
    The preaching of the cross, "JESUS Christ and Him crucified", causes offense to the merchandisers and the Hypocritical mockers because of the cross. When salt has lost its savor, it is good for nothing and cast away. There is condemnation to those who walk after covetousness, supposing gain is godliness. "professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" and concerning the faith are reprobate.
  • Sandani Isaac Madumi
    I would like to comment about 2Corinthians :12 :7-10 when is speaking about the thorn in the flesh. Yes,indeed it is very painful when a person faced adversaries ,opponents who caused pain in life but despite all this God's grace is so sufficient for us.God's unmerrited favor always directed to Children of God.
  • Servant of Jesus Christ
    It is the word of God. Just believe it.
  • Mary Mitchell
    So thankful our relationship is a personal one with JESUS and that HE IS MY BEST FRIEND
  • Gerry Kwasny
    We my wife and me belief that : Jesus is the way the truth and the everlasting life no one comes through the father than trough him Amen

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