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
    1 COR 1:10 NOW 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 MATTHEW 24:13 BUT HE THAT SHALL ENDURE UNTO THE END THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED
  • Brianna
    Vs. 31 - A Good reminder. We shouldn't think to much of ourselves. We have much to boast about if we center our life and conversation on Jehovah God. Could we ever run out of good things to say about our creator? Surely not!
  • Sistersue
    Wisdom only comes from God. Jesus is life. Thank you.
  • Skyler
    I love God so much!
  • Steve morrow
    Irene --- JOHN 14:6 JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND TTHE LIFE NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME 1 COR 1:12 NOW THIS I SAY THAT EVERYONE OF YOU SAITH I AM OF PAUL AND I AM OF APPOLOS AND I OF CEPHAS AND I OF CHRIST 1:13 IS CHRIST DIVIDED WAS PAUL CRUCIFIED FOR YOU OR WERE YOU BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF PAUL 1 COR 1:10 .......THAT YOU ALL SPEAK THE SAME THING.......NO DIVISIONS...
  • Nndindeleni
    Comment*it is good to study the always even on my fone thanks.

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