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

  • Brianna
    Vs. 31 - A Good reminder. We shouldn't think to much of ourselves. We have much to boast about if we center our life and conversation on Jehovah God. Could we ever run out of good things to say about our creator? Surely not!
  • Sistersue
    Wisdom only comes from God. Jesus is life. Thank you.
  • Skyler
    I love God so much!
  • Steve morrow
    Irene --- JOHN 14:6 JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND TTHE LIFE NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME 1 COR 1:12 NOW THIS I SAY THAT EVERYONE OF YOU SAITH I AM OF PAUL AND I AM OF APPOLOS AND I OF CEPHAS AND I OF CHRIST 1:13 IS CHRIST DIVIDED WAS PAUL CRUCIFIED FOR YOU OR WERE YOU BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF PAUL 1 COR 1:10 .......THAT YOU ALL SPEAK THE SAME THING.......NO DIVISIONS...
  • Nndindeleni
    Comment*it is good to study the always even on my fone thanks.
  • AKINYEMI OJO
    Reading vs 21, I began to think what was that wisdom of God by which d world was supposed to know God as God? Then it dawned on me that d Bible was referring to d wisdom of creation. Romans Chp 1 says "Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.20 For the invisible things of him from d creation of the world are clearly seen". Evolution is satanic.

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