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
    James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him. Paul wrote 13 books of the Bible and is the 13 Apostles.
  • BSP
    Verse 19: Jehovah will make the so called wisdom of this world perish.
  • Ray321
    35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Jesus Christ is the Word, therefore we must believe his Word. 6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.the Word is Salvation. 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. The Word is Alive.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    man ideas is foolish to The God of Isreal take to the bank
  • A disciple
    Ray321; AMEN Brother! How can we get saved without the word of God? How can we continue in His grace without the word of God? Isaiah 8:20 literally translated, says, "To the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no *light (i.e. a dawning; as one up early to a task; URGENCY!) in them." If there's no burning hunger for God's word there's darkness!
  • Ray321
    For the wages of sin is death. That means we are going to face death because of sin on our flesh. Paul had the same problem we are facing, our flesh produce sin. Roman 8:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? By reading the Word and praying to the Father, we can be cleanse from this corrupt body, which is the flesh. Amen

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