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

  • 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 .
  • Ray321
    Bruce, thanks for you friendly response. If you were to take out all of the books of the Apostle Paul, Romans through Philemon, can you still find Salvation in our era? Trust me, is not a trick question. You must know that Jesus had a promise to fulfil and that is Jews. Romans through Philemon are dealing with Gentiles. Are you a Jew or Gentile? Apostle Paul is our teacher, Romans 15:16. Bless
  • Bruce
    Ray: The Law saves no one. It shows we need a Savior! Neither is there Salvation in any other:for there is none other name under heaven given among men,whereby we must be Saved. Acts4:12 /By The Blood we are Saved. We are Cleanse by His blood. Revelation1:5 / At the same time We are Baptized with The Holy Ghost and with Fire. Matthew3:11/Made New! 2Corinthians5:17)Tug on your Heart ask forgiveness
  • Ray321
    A disciple - study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 my friend, if you say that you study by rightly dividing the Word of truth and being approved by God, I say God bless you. I gave you the verses and I don't believe you understand it in no disrespect to your beliefs. The body of Christ, God bless. .
  • Ray321
    Hi Bruce, my name is Ray321 so no one gets it mistaken. This website is good to learn as a study guide and to share the Word to the un saved. It's God will that we study by reading his Word. Paul was chosen Act 9:15, Paul laid the foundation 1 Corinthians 3:1023, Paul said follow me 1 Corinthians 4:16, now Paul's Gospel 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Paul to the Gentiles Romans 15:16, God bless you. ....
  • A disciple
    Ray; I know the New Testament very well, have read it hundreds of times! If you carefully study what Peter said on the day of Pentecost, you'll see the same Glad Tidings! That Paul was the Apostle to the Gentiles, does not make him our lord, above any other of the LORD's servants who wrote the Scriptures. The Gentiles were grafted into the Commonwealth and Glory of Israel, not made a replacement!

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