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

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PAUL ALONG WITH ALL TWELVE APOSTLES AND EVEN OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST YESHUA HAD NEVER BEEN GIVEN THE MINISTREY OF BAPTISM ! OUR BLESSED LORD TOOK THE TWELVE DOWN BY THE WATERS TO BAPTISE WITH WATER WHERE JOHN WAS YET HE {CHRIST YESHUA} DID NOT ! WHY ? BECAUSE OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR CAME AS THE LAMB OF GOD TO SET UP HIS CHURCH ! BEHOLD THE LEAST IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS GREATER !
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:24 but unto them which are called both jews and greeks CHRIST the power of GOD and the wisdom of GOD 1 CORIN 2:4 and my speech and my preaching was --not with enticing words of mans wisdom-- but in demonstration of the spirit and of power --2:5-- that your faith should ---not stand in the wisdom of men--- but in the power of GOD
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 WHEREFORE ALSO WE PRAY ALWAYS FOR YOU THAT OUR GOD WOULD --- COUNT YOU WORTHY --- OF THIS CALLING AND FULFILL ALL THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS GOODNESS AND THE WORK --OF FAITH-- WITH POWER EPHESIANS 4:4 THERE IS ONE BODY AND ONE SPIRIT EVEN AS YOU ARE CALLED IN ONE HOPE OF YOUR CALLING COLOSSIANS 1:5 FOR THE HOPE WHICH IS LAID UP FOR YOU IN HEAVEN WHEREOF YOU HEARD BEFORE IN THE WORD OF THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL 2 THESSALONIANS 1:7 AND TO YOU WHO ARE TROUBLED REST WITH US WHEN THE LORD JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS --1:8-- IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD AND THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST LUKE 21:34 AND TAKE HEED TO YOUSELVES LEST AT ANY TIME YOUR HEARTS BE OVERCHARGED WITH SURFEITING AND DRUNKENNESS AND CARES OF THIS LIFE AND SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES --21:35--FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON --ALL THEM-- THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH --21:36--WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE ACOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN 1 THESSALONIANS 4:7 FOR GOD HATH NOT CALLED US UNTO UNCLEANNESS BUT UNTO HOLINESS
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. That no flesh should glory in his presence. We must learn to give ALL the glory to God. He is ever worthy of our praise. No man on earth must give glory to himself.
  • Wayne
    There are to be no divisions in the body Christ. In the house of Chloe there contentions. One is of Paul, one of Cephas, one Apollos, one of Christ. My brethren this should not be. Seems the divisions became worse as time marched on. Remains to be seen how this division will end.
  • Ray321
    James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him. Paul wrote 13 books of the Bible and is the 13 Apostles.

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