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

  • 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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