1 Corinthians 1:27

“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise: and God hath chosen the weake things of the world, to confound the things which are mighty:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God made selection of the foolish things of this world so that he might put the wise to shame; and the feeble things that he might put to shame the strong;
- Basic English Bible

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things;
- Darby Bible

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
- Webster's Bible

But God has chosen the things which the world regards as foolish, in order to put its wise men to shame; and God has chosen the things which the world regards as destitute of influence, in order to put its powerful things to shame;
- Weymouth Bible

but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
- World English Bible

But God chees tho thingis that ben fonned of the world, to confounde wise men;
- Wycliffe Bible

but the foolish things of the world did God choose, that the wise He may put to shame; and the weak things of the world did God choose that He may put to shame the strong;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:27


1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world. Men whom the world would call foolish, with a gospel that it called foolishness; yet these "confounded the wise" and upturned the world's philosophies.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 1

  • 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.
  • BSP
    Verse 19: Jehovah will make the so called wisdom of this world perish.
  • Ray321
    35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Jesus Christ is the Word, therefore we must believe his Word. 6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.the Word is Salvation. 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. The Word is Alive.

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