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 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 (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 for 1 Corinthians 1:26

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

  • Michael homan on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    A Good father tells his children,what to do and not to do.

    If he didn't, they wouldn't know.

    The 10 Commandments are just basic

    common sense,standard of living

    for people to do
  • Pam Green on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    Who dies after being eaten by worms
  • Worms - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    Isaiah 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the WORMS cover thee.

    12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    This is speaking about satan/Lucifer. He'll be covered in worms. :D

  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    That would be Herod in Acts 12.
  • Vincent Avery on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    Are israelites suppose to pray facing to the east?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    The Jews generally pray facing Jerusalem, as Muslims do facing Mecca. The Scripture that Jews use to support this is found in 1 Kings 8:35,36: "When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them: Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance".

    Other supporting Scriptures: Daniel 6:10 and Psalm 5:7

    When Jesus prayed, He looked up towards Heaven, even though He was in Jerusalem when He could have faced the Temple. (John 17:1). Also, Luke 9:16. However, when the eyes of the Jews are opened & they see, recognize & put their faith in Jesus Christ, then their eyes will no longer be turned to Jerusalem.
  • Praying to the east is not in the Bible - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    Israeli Jews pull their prayer shawl over their heads to pray. Scripture says to enter the closet to pray. They do not face east like the Palestinians do.


    Revelation 16:12

    And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the East might be prepared.

    Kings from the East traveled to Bethlehem to see Jesus after his birth. They followed the prophetic writings about his birth.

    There are even prophesies about the Abrahamic Accord that recently was signed between Israel and the UAE (Arab nations). It's interesting to follow the process of Prophesy with the daily news. Even tho our national news media barely speaks of it. Obviously they have little knowledge about it.
  • Rev Autrey on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    The sin of the Christian Church is it's refusal to say Jesus is it's God, the very one who made us and keeps us alive. Jesus said it like this in John 8:24: "You are from below; I am not. That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I say I am, you will die in your sins."

    John says it like this in John in John 1:1, "... and he was God." And Thomas said to Jesus in John 20:28: "My Lord and my God."

    Then Jesus said to Thomas, "You are blessed because you have seen me, but more blessed are those who haven't seen me but believe anyway."

    As you can see then, Jesus is our God, the one who came and died for the sins of the world, even if the Christian Church wont say so. And this is a sad commentary on the human race. This means that, even today, we we are ignoring the clear warning David gives us in Psalm 14: "Only the fool says in his heard that (Jesus) is not God." And David is a man after Jesus' own heart."

    See, David is preaching the Gospel ahead of time, long before it took place, that the Lord he knew as YHWH God in the Old Testament is the New Testament Jesus. This is why David says in verse 7: "Oh that salvation would come from Mount Zion and rescue Israel. For when the Lord rescues his people they will shout for joy." And salvation did come from Mount Zion, for this is the place where Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins.

    So this is my proclamation: Jesus is the One True God, all others are false.

    See, God is a single being/a single person like us. He has to be if we are made in his image. The mystery of the Trinity, then, is not in God dividing himself into 2 or 3 separate parts. The mystery is in the way Jesus speaks to us.

    In other words he speaks to us like this: "I am Jesus," "The Father sent me," "Receive ye the Holy Spirit."

    Stay Safe,

    Rev. Autrey
  • Wayne - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    Isaiah 45:5-7 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 6That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. 7I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
  • Rev Autrey - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    Dear Chris:

    Yes, I am saying to you that "there is no God in Heaven but Jesus!"

    Let me explain:

    In Isaiah 9:6 we read this of Jesus: "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, and the Mighty God. " Did you get that? This Scripture says that the child that was born to us that Christmas day is the Mighty God, and no amount of human reasoning can change it.

    Luke 1:42-43 says this of this child: "Elizabeth gave a glad cry and said to Mary, YHWH God has blessed you above all other women, and your Child is blessed. What an honor this is, that the mother of God would visit me." Translated" The mother of the Mighty God.

    So by saying that "He sent forth His Word clothed in flesh to do his will," you are going against everything that the prophet Isaiah and Elizabeth just said to us. Meaning, the "Word" mentioned in John 1:1 is not God's spoken word. It is God himself. So we can read verse 14 like this: "So Jesus (meaning God himself) became flesh and lived among us!"

    See, what you are doing wrong is not understanding how God as Jesus speaks to us in the Gospels; i.e., in Trinitarian form. He speaks to us as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all three names of the same God. This should not be surprising to us because as people made in Jesus' image, all three of our names refer to us.

    So when Jesus says the "Father sent me" he is speaking of himself by his other name. But we call him Jesus because he wants us to.

    To this end, we see YHWH God saying to Moses in Exodus 3:14, "Just tell them 'I Am' has sent you." But by God just giving Moses the unfinished name "I Am," we are left short of the full revelation. This is why we see Jesus in the Gospels finishing the revelation of the name he gave to Moses by saying, "I Am"... Jesus.

    So yes, there is no God in heaven except Jesus!

    Stay safe,

    Rev. Autrey


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