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
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:30 BUT OF HIM ARE YOU IN CHRIST JESUS --- WHO OF GOD --- IS MADE UNTO US WISDOM AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SANCTIFICATION AND REDEMPTION ROMANS 5:17 FOR IF BY ONE MANS OFFENCE DEATH REIGNED BY ONE MUCH MORE THEY WHICH RECEIVE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE AND OF THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL REIGN IN LIFE --- BY ONE JESUS CHRIST
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:19 FOR IT IS WRITTEN I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE AND WILL BRING TO NOTHING THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRUDENT 1:20 WHERE IS THE WISE WHERE IS THE SCRIBE WHERE IS THE DISPUTER OF THIS WORLD HATH NOT GOD MADE FOOLISH THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD PROVERBS 1:5 A WISE MAN WILL HEAR AND WILL INCREASE LEARNING AND A MAN OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL ATTAIN TO WISE COUNSELS
  • Phyllis Johnson
    Folks,

    All I can say, is halleluiah! There will never be a soldier, like KING JESUS. I also, thank the Jewish people, for being a vessel. I will never understand, why anyone will not accept the offer of grace that was given to us by the this wonderful warrior. GOD BLESS
  • Steve morrow
    1 cor 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 together in the same mind and in the same judgement 2 cor 13:11 FINALLY BRETHREN FAREWELL BE PERFECT BE OF GOOD COMFORT BE OF---ONE MIND---LIVE IN PEACE AND THE GOD OF LOVE AND PEACE SHALL BE WITH YOU
  • Bruce
    1Corinthians1:24 But unto them which are called---/ John6:44 No man can come to me, except The Father which hath sent me draw him---.The Father will tug on your Heart. You will know you are a sinner. He will tell you, you need Christ. Ask forgiveness. You will be cleansed by His Blood, that's why He went to the Cross.You will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost
    Matthew 3:11 / changed 2Corinthians5:17
  • Ray321
    The Law was made for the Jews, to show them that they are sinners. They had to follow the Law and do animal sacrifice to cover there sins for Salvation in the Old Testament. Believing and faith is the same in the Old testament and New testament. But Salvation is different, we are save by grace by faith in Jesus Christ plus nothing. Law, repentance, baptizing, tongues, works, will not save. Free .

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