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

  • 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
  • Lu2677
    V. 18 (For unbelievers the preaching of the cross is foolishness and they will perish.) (For the saved; the preaching of the cross by true God fearing believers it is the power of God.)
  • Gregory J. Phillips
    (1 Corinthians 1) This is the fruit of the well informed early Church . The Church at Corinth had the Jews who were superstitious, and the Gentiles with their sinfulness. This is what the Apostle Paul had to deal with. As if this wasn't enough, those false teachers stole the peace by undermining Paul's Apostolic influence. This breech is still effectively operating in The Church today. Amen gjp
  • Sharon Burnham
    Our father have blessed us with his holy spirit. We should learn to give back to him and also thank him for what he have done for us. We all have sinned and that is why he loved us so early because he died for us all.

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