1 Corinthians 3:18

“Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let no man deceiue himselfe: If any man among you seemeth to bee wise in this world, let him become a foole, that he may be wise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let no man deceive himself. If any man thinketh that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let no man have a false idea. If any man seems to himself to be wise among you, let him become foolish, so that he may be wise.
- Basic English Bible

Let no one deceive himself: if any one thinks himself to be wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he may be wise.
- Darby Bible

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
- Webster's Bible

Let no one deceive himself. If any man imagines that he is wise, compared with the rest of you, with the wisdom of the present age, let him become "foolish" so that he may be wise.
- Weymouth Bible

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
- World English Bible

No man disseyue hym silf. If ony man among you is seyn to be wiys in this world, be he maad a fool, that he be wijs.
- Wycliffe Bible

Let no one deceive himself; if any one doth seem to be wise among you in this age -- let him become a fool, that he may become wise,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:18


3:18 Let him become a fool in this world - Such as the world accounts so. That he may become wise - In God's account.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:18


1Co 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. A caution against the philosophical tendencies of the Apolloite party. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world. If he is wise in his own estimation and that of the world calls "foolishness" (1Co 1:18,23 2:14) in order that he may became "wise unto salvation" (2Ti 3:15).

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