1 Corinthians 1:19

“For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is written, I will destroy the wisedome of the wise, and wil bring to nothing the vnderstanding of the prudent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For it is written, "I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I bring to nought.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As it says in the holy Writings, I will put an end to the wisdom of the wise, and will put on one side the designs of those who have knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the understanding of the understanding ones.
- Darby Bible

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
- Webster's Bible

For so it stands written, "I will exhibit the nothingness of the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nought."
- Weymouth Bible

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing."
- World English Bible

For it is writun, Y schal distruye the wisdom of wise men, and Y schal reproue the prudence of prudent men.
- Wycliffe Bible

for it hath been written, `I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nought;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:19


1:19 For it is written - And the words are remarkably applicable to this great event. #Isaiah 29:14|


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:19


1Co 1:19 I will destroy the wisdom of the wise. By turning to the passage in Isa 29:14, its meaning is clear. God will put aside the wisdom and understanding of men; these will not save; but he will save by what the world called foolishness.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 1

  • Steve morrow
    a disciple 1 CORINTHIANS 1:10 I beseech you brethren by the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST that --you all speak-- the same thing and that there be no divisions among you but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing --- THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK --- UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PAUL ALONG WITH ALL TWELVE APOSTLES AND EVEN OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST YESHUA HAD NEVER BEEN GIVEN THE MINISTREY OF BAPTISM ! OUR BLESSED LORD TOOK THE TWELVE DOWN BY THE WATERS TO BAPTISE WITH WATER WHERE JOHN WAS YET HE {CHRIST YESHUA} DID NOT ! WHY ? BECAUSE OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR CAME AS THE LAMB OF GOD TO SET UP HIS CHURCH ! BEHOLD THE LEAST IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS GREATER !
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:24 but unto them which are called both jews and greeks CHRIST the power of GOD and the wisdom of GOD 1 CORIN 2:4 and my speech and my preaching was --not with enticing words of mans wisdom-- but in demonstration of the spirit and of power --2:5-- that your faith should ---not stand in the wisdom of men--- but in the power of GOD
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 WHEREFORE ALSO WE PRAY ALWAYS FOR YOU THAT OUR GOD WOULD --- COUNT YOU WORTHY --- OF THIS CALLING AND FULFILL ALL THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS GOODNESS AND THE WORK --OF FAITH-- WITH POWER EPHESIANS 4:4 THERE IS ONE BODY AND ONE SPIRIT EVEN AS YOU ARE CALLED IN ONE HOPE OF YOUR CALLING COLOSSIANS 1:5 FOR THE HOPE WHICH IS LAID UP FOR YOU IN HEAVEN WHEREOF YOU HEARD BEFORE IN THE WORD OF THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL 2 THESSALONIANS 1:7 AND TO YOU WHO ARE TROUBLED REST WITH US WHEN THE LORD JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS --1:8-- IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD AND THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST LUKE 21:34 AND TAKE HEED TO YOUSELVES LEST AT ANY TIME YOUR HEARTS BE OVERCHARGED WITH SURFEITING AND DRUNKENNESS AND CARES OF THIS LIFE AND SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES --21:35--FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON --ALL THEM-- THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH --21:36--WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE ACOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN 1 THESSALONIANS 4:7 FOR GOD HATH NOT CALLED US UNTO UNCLEANNESS BUT UNTO HOLINESS
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. That no flesh should glory in his presence. We must learn to give ALL the glory to God. He is ever worthy of our praise. No man on earth must give glory to himself.
  • Wayne
    There are to be no divisions in the body Christ. In the house of Chloe there contentions. One is of Paul, one of Cephas, one Apollos, one of Christ. My brethren this should not be. Seems the divisions became worse as time marched on. Remains to be seen how this division will end.

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