1 Corinthians 1:28

“And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, `yea' and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the low things of the world, and the things without honour, did God make selection of, yes, even the things which are not, so that he might make as nothing the things which are:
- Basic English Bible

and the ignoble things of the world, and the despised, has God chosen, [and] things that are not, that he may annul the things that are;
- Darby Bible

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are:
- Webster's Bible

and the things which the world regards as base, and those which it sets utterly at nought--things that have no existence--God has chosen in order to reduce to nothing things that do exist;
- Weymouth Bible

and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are:
- World English Bible

and God chees the feble thingis of the world, to confounde the stronge thingis; and God chees the vnnoble thingis `and dispisable thingis of the world, and tho thingis that ben not, to distruye tho thingis that ben;
- Wycliffe Bible

and the base things of the world, and the things despised did God choose, and the things that are not, that the things that are He may make useless --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:28


1:28 Things that are not - The Jews frequently called the gentiles, Them that are not, 2 Esdras vi. 56, 57. In so supreme contempt did they hold them. The things that are - In high esteem.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:28


1Co 1:28 Base things of the world. Those of lowly birth. And things which are despised. People that the world would call "nobodies", and things that it counts as nothing. These are chosen to bring to nothing things that are; the existing state of things; the pagan religious, governments, and civilization; these were to be overthrown through the influence of the gospel.

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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