1 Corinthians 1:20

“Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Where is the wise? where is the Scribe? where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisedome of this world?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Where is the wise? where is he who has knowledge of the law? where is the man of this world who has a love of discussion? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
- Basic English Bible

Where [is the] wise? where scribe? where disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
- Darby Bible

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
- Webster's Bible

Where is your wise man? Where your expounder of the Law? Where your investigator of the questions of this present age? Has not God shown the world's wisdom to be utter foolishness?
- Weymouth Bible

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn't God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
- World English Bible

Where is the wise man? where is the wise lawiere? where is the purchasour of this world? Whether God hath not maad the wisdom of this world fonned?
- Wycliffe Bible

where [is] the wise? where the scribe? where a disputer of this age? did not God make foolish the wisdom of this world?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:20


1:20 Where is the wise? &c. - The deliverance of Judea from Sennacherib is what Isaiah refers to in these words; in a bold and beautiful allusion to which, the apostle in the clause that follows triumphs over all the opposition of human wisdom to the victorious gospel of Christ. What could the wise men of the gentiles do against this? or the Jewish scribes? or the disputers of this world? - Those among both, who, proud of their acuteness, were fond of controversy, and thought they could confute all opponents. Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world - That is, shown it to be very foolishness. #Isaiah 33:18|


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:20


1Co 1:20 Where [is] the wise? The Greek philosophers. In Greek, the term "philosopher" means "a lover of wisdom". The scribe? The scribes were the Jewish learned class. The disputer of this world? Probably the Greek teachers who "disputed daily" in the public places (Ac 19:9). Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? All their worldly wisdom is excluded from the gospel.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 1

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:10NOW 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 JUDGEMENT***EHPESIANS 4:3 ENDEAVORING TO KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT IN THE BOND OF PEACE
  • Ray321
    Wayne, the Kingdom of Heaven was promise to the Jews, but now we are saved thru Grace in the body of Christ for the Kingdom of God, which is a Spiritual Kingdom. If you repent of your sins for Salvation, you will be repenting every day, because we sin everyday. Jesus finished the work on the cross for all of our sins. 1 Corth 15:1-4 , believe with all your heart and mind what he did with faith.
  • Edna
    I.m so blessed to know verse 4 thru 8. 1st God.s Grace was given to us by Jesus Crist,now being Born of his Spirit 2Cor 5/17 We have everthing pertain g to life thru Jesus Peter And we are kept by the power of God Ptere It all about Jesus
  • Wayne
    Ray321, Matt. 4:17, when Jesus began preaching He said, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
  • Steve morrow
    UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES ??? 1 CORINTHIANS 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 IN THE SAME MIND AND IN THE SAME JUDGEMENT *** HEBREWS 7:24 BUT THIS MAN BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER HATH AN --- UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD ---
  • Edna
    lets us come together and let the Holy Spirit teach us after he came to dwell in us to the truth Ish Lord said lets come reason together Be of one mind

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