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 1:28

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