1 Corinthians 1:25

“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because the foolishnesse of God is wiser then men: and the weakenesse of God is stronger then men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because what seems foolish in God is wiser than men; and what seems feeble in God is stronger than men.
- Basic English Bible

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
- Darby Bible

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
- Webster's Bible

Because that which the world deems foolish in God is wiser than men's wisdom, and that which it deems feeble in God is mightier than men's might.
- Weymouth Bible

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
- World English Bible

For that that is foli thing of God, is wiser than men; and that that is the feble thing of God, is strengere than men.
- Wycliffe Bible

because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:25


1:25 Because the foolishness of God - The gospel scheme, which the world judge to be mere foolishness, is wiser than the wisdom of men; and, weak as they account it, stronger than all the strength of men.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:25


1Co 1:25 The foolishness of God. In one thing that men call foolishness, in Christ Crucified, there is greater wisdom than in all the philosophers, and though it seemed weakness of God to let Christ be crucified, yet the Crucified Savior is mightier than all the strength of men. If folly and weakness be of God, these will be wiser and stronger than men.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 1

  • A disciple
    THAT NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE (cont. lastly); What the Apostle is talking about is the evidence of God's grace through His Son will produce an utter transformation of character away from the old satanic nature. Therefore to accuse the broken-hearted, humble and obedient who trembles at the Word of God that he is secretly seeking to usurp God's glory, is out of an evil mind of hatred.
  • A disciple
    THAT NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE (cont. 2) When you say that we must repent and sin no more; they say, Judge Not! When you say that Christ expects to come to us and find good fruit, and that otherwise why do we worthlessly take up space? They reply, No Flesh Shall Gory In HIS PRESENCE! But go back to the beginning: how are we supposed to be known as Man? Because we ARE MADE IN HIS IMAGE!
  • A disciple
    THAT NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE (cont.) Everyone who really knows what it means to be forgiven its sins and has learned the bitter lessons of its own ruined nature, and how impossibly UNFIT for God's Presence we all are; and how great and beautiful and loving is the Saviour; has no problem understanding the necessity of obedience and bearing good fruit that it is why we are being saved.
  • A disciple
    "..THAT NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE" I find it so revolting, how whenever you start talking about bearing good fruit and obedience, someone will spout off as if the fruitful and obedient are seeking their own glory! Small people with little understanding think they have to run to God's defense; but what they really do is persecute the ones whom He has taken great pains to seek and save!
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:29 THAT NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE --1:30-- but of HIM are you in CHRIST JESUS who of GOD is made unto us wisdom and righteousness --and sanctification -- and redemption --1:31-- that according as it is written --- HE THAT GLORIETH LET HIM GLORY IN THE LORD
  • 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

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