1 Corinthians 1:26

“For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, `are called':
- American Standard Version (1901)

For you see God's design for you, my brothers, that he has not taken a great number of the wise after the flesh, not the strong, not the noble:
- Basic English Bible

For consider your calling, brethren, that [there are] not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many high-born.
- Darby Bible

For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called:
- Webster's Bible

For consider, brethren, God's call to you. Not many who are wise with merely human wisdom, not many of position and influence, not many of noble birth have been called.
- Weymouth Bible

For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;
- World English Bible

But, britheren, se ye youre clepyng; for not many wise men aftir the fleisch, not many myyti, not many noble.
- Wycliffe Bible

for see your calling, brethren, that not many [are] wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:26


1:26 Behold your calling - What manner of men they are whom God calls. That not many wise men after the flesh - In the account of the world. Not many mighty - Men of power and authority.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:26


1Co 1:26 Not many wise men after the flesh. Paul now shows the weakness of the human instrumentality chosen to convert the world; not those the world called wise, not the mighty, not the noble, yet the work was moving on with wonderful power.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 1:26

  • Edgar pieters for verse 26
    This book gives me a real sense of security how the power of God works thru our Lord Jesus Christ in showing us how to be obedient to his plan that he has for us

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