1 Corinthians 3:19

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the wisedome of this world is foolishnesse with God: for it is written, Hee taketh the wise in their owne craftinesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, "{He is} THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS;"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the wisdom of this world is foolish before God. As it is said in the holy Writings, He who takes the wise in their secret designs:
- Basic English Bible

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, He who takes the wise in their craftiness.
- Darby Bible

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
- Webster's Bible

This world's wisdom is "foolishness" in God's sight; for it is written, "He snares the wise with their own cunning."
- Weymouth Bible

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."
- World English Bible

For the wisdom of this world is foli anentis God; for it is writun, Y schal catche wise men in her fel wisdom;
- Wycliffe Bible

for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it hath been written, `Who is taking the wise in their craftiness;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:19


3:19 For all the boasted wisdom of the world is mere foolishness in the sight of God. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness - Not only while they think they are acting wisely, but by their very wisdom, which itself is their snare, and the occasion of their destruction. #Job 5:13|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 3:19


1Co 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. See 1Co 1:20. For it is written. See Job 5:13.

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