1 Corinthians 1:28



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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,

King James Version

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:

International Standard Version

And God chose what is insignificant in the world, what is despised, what is nothing, in order to destroy what is something,

A Conservative Version

And God chose the common things of the world, and the disdained things, and the things that are not, so that he might make useless the things that are,

American Standard Version

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:

Amplified

And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,

An Understandable Version

And He chose what the world considers insignificant and contemptible, and [even] what it considers "nothing," in order to nullify what appears to be something.

Anderson New Testament

and the ignoble things of the world, and the things that are despised, has God chosen, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought things that are;

Bible in Basic English

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:

Common New Testament

God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things, and the things that are not, to nullify the things that are,

Daniel Mace New Testament

those who were looked upon by the world as vile, as despicable, as nothing, these has God chosen to reduce their sufficiency to nothing.

Darby Translation

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;

Godbey New Testament

and God has chosen the base-born of the world, and those of no reputation, the things which are not, that He may set at nought the things which are,

Goodspeed New Testament

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

Holman Bible

God has chosen the world's insignificant and despised things-the things viewed as nothing-so He might bring to nothing the things that are viewed as something,

John Wesley New Testament

And the base things of the world, and things that are despised, hath God chosen; yea, things that are not, to bring to nought the things that are; That no flesh may glory before him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and that which is vile of the world and that which is despised God has chosen, and things which are not, to bring to nought the things that are,

Julia Smith Translation

And the ignoble things of the world, and the despised things, has God chosen, and things not being, that the things being he might leave unemployed:

King James 2000

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:

Lexham Expanded Bible

and the insignificant of the world, and the despised, God chose, the things that are not, in order that he might abolish the things that are,

Modern King James verseion

and God has chosen the base things of the world, and things which are despised, and things which are not, in order to bring to nothing things that are;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And vile things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things of no reputation, for to bring to nought things of reputation,

Moffatt New Testament

God has chosen what is mean and despised in the world ??things which are not, to put down things that are;

Montgomery New Testament

The world's base things has God chosen, and the things that are not, to bring to naught the things that are;

NET Bible

God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something,

New Heart English Bible

And God chose the lowly of the world, and the despised, what is considered to be nothing, to bring to nothing what is considered to be something,

New simplified Bible

God also chose the base things of the world, and things which are despised, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are.

Noyes New Testament

and the mean things of the world, and the things which are despised, did God choose, the things which are not, to bring to nought things that are;

Sawyer New Testament

and the ignoble things of the world and things that are despised has God chosen, and things that are not, to destroy things that are,

The Emphasized Bible

And, the low-born things of the world, and the things that are despised, hath God chosen, - and the things that are not, - that, the things that are, he might bring to nought;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and the ignoble things of the world, and the despicable, hath God elected, and the things that are not, to bring to nought the things which are,

Twentieth Century New Testament

And God chose what the world counts poor and insignificant-- things that to it are unreal-to bring its 'realities' to nothing,

Webster

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:

Weymouth New Testament

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;

Williams New Testament

what the world calls of low degree, yea, what it counts as nothing and what it thinks does not exist, God chose to put a stop to what it thinks exists,

World English 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:

Worrell New Testament

and the base things of the world, and things despised, did God choose, and the things that are not, that He might bring to nought the things that are;

Worsley New Testament

and things in the opinion of the world ignoble, and despicable, and accounted as nothing, hath God chosen, to abolish things that are in esteem among men;

Youngs Literal Translation

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 --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

ἀγενής 
Agenes 
Usage: 1

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0






which , who , the things , the son ,
which , who , the things , the son ,
which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἐξουθενέω 
Exoutheneo 
Usage: 11

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

yea, and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being , when ... was , which is , that is , not tr ,
Usage: 128

not
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

to
ἵνα 
Hina 
that , to ,
Usage: 472

καταργέω 
Katargeo 
Usage: 25

Context Readings

Boast In The Lord

27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 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, 29 so that no man may boast before God.


Cross References

Romans 4:17

(as it is written, "A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU") in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

Job 34:19-20

Who shows no partiality to princes Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?

Job 34:24

"He breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry, And sets others in their place.

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;

Psalm 37:35-36

I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.

Isaiah 2:11

The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17

The pride of man will be humbled And the loftiness of men will be abased; And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,

Isaiah 17:13-14

The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale.

Revelation 18:17

for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!' And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance,

Deuteronomy 28:63

"It shall come about that as the LORD delighted over you to prosper you, and multiply you, so the LORD will delight over you to make you perish and destroy you; and you will be torn from the land where you are entering to possess it.

Psalm 32:10

Many are the sorrows of the wicked, But he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him.

Isaiah 37:36

Then the angel of the LORD went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men arose early in the morning, behold, all of these were dead.

Isaiah 41:12

"You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.

Daniel 2:34-35

"You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.

Daniel 2:44-45

"In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.



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