Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

Where [is] the wise person? Where [is] the scribe? Where [is] the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

New American Standard Bible

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

King James Version

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Holman Bible

Where is the philosopher? Where is the scholar? Where is the debater of this age? Hasn't God made the world's wisdom foolish?

International Standard Version

Where is the wise person? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? God has turned the wisdom of the world into nonsense, hasn't he?

A Conservative Version

Where is a wise man? Where is a scholar? Where is a researcher of this age? Did not God make foolish the wisdom of this world?

American Standard Version

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Amplified

Where is the wise man (the philosopher)? Where is the scribe (the scholar)? Where is the investigator (the logician, the debater) of this present time and age? Has not God shown up the nonsense and the folly of this world's wisdom?

An Understandable Version

Where is the wise person? And where is the expert in the law? [And] where is the debater of this world?

Anderson New Testament

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of- this world?

Bible in Basic English

Where is the wise? where is he who has knowledge of the law? where is the man of this world who has a love of discussion? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Common New Testament

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Daniel Mace New Testament

where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputant of this age? has not God prov'd the wisdom of this world to be downright folly.

Darby Translation

Where is the wise? where scribe? where disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Godbey New Testament

Where is the wise man? where is the scribe? where is the investigator of this age? has not God rendered the wisdom of the world foolishness?

Goodspeed New Testament

Where now is your philosopher? Your scribe? Your reasoner of today? Has not God made a fool of the world's wisdom?

John Wesley New Testament

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the philosopher of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Julia Smith Translation

Where the wise? where the scribe? where the seekers together of this life has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

King James 2000

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Modern King James verseion

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the searcher of this world? Hath not God made the wisdom of this world foolishness?

Moffatt New Testament

Sage, scribe, critic of this world, where are they all? Has not God stultified the wisdom of the world?

Montgomery New Testament

Sage, rabbi, skeptic of this present age??here are they all? Has not God made foolish the philosophy of the world?

NET Bible

Where is the wise man? Where is the expert in the Mosaic law? Where is the debater of this age? Has God not made the wisdom of the world foolish?

New Heart English Bible

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this world? Hasn't God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Noyes New Testament

Where is the wise man? Where the scribe? Where the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Sawyer New Testament

Where is the wise? where the scribe? where the disputer of this life? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

The Emphasized Bible

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Where is the sophist? where is the scribe? where is the inquisitive searcher after this world's wisdom? hath not God turned into folly the wisdom of this world?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Where is the Philosopher? where the Teacher of the Law? where the Disputant of to-day? Has not God shown the world's philosophy to be folly?

Webster

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Weymouth New Testament

Where is your wise man? Where your expounder of the Law? Where your investigator of the questions of this present age? Has not God shown the world's wisdom to be utter foolishness?

Williams New Testament

So where is your philosopher? Where is your man of letters? Where is your logician of this age? Has not God shown up the nonsense of the world's wisdom?

World English Bible

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn't God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Worrell New Testament

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Worsley New Testament

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputant of the age? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Youngs Literal Translation

where is the wise? where the scribe? where a disputer of this age? did not God make foolish the wisdom of this world?

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ποῦ 
Pou 
Usage: 32

is the wise
σοφός 
Sophos 
Usage: 19

ποῦ 
Pou 
ποῦ 
Pou 
Usage: 32
Usage: 32

is the scribe
γραμματεύς 
Grammateus 
Usage: 49

is the disputer
συζητητής 
Suzetetes 
Usage: 1

of this
τούτου 
Toutou 
τούτου 
Toutou 
Usage: 53
Usage: 53

αἰών 
Aion 
Usage: 101

hath not
οὐχί 
Ouchi 
not, nay, not, not so
Usage: 32

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

μωραίνω 
Moraino 
Usage: 2

the wisdom
σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 1:20

Images 1 Corinthians 1:20

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 1:20

Context Readings

Christ Crucified, The Power And Wisdom Of God

19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will confound." 20 Where [is] the wise person? Where [is] the scribe? Where [is] the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe.


Cross References

Romans 1:22

Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

Job 12:17

He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes fools of judges.

Isaiah 33:18

Your {mind} will meditate [on the] terror: "Where [is the] one who counted? Where [is the] one who weighed out? Where [is the] one who counted the towers?"

Isaiah 44:25

who frustrates [the] signs of oracle priests and makes a fool of diviners, who drives [the] wise men back and makes their knowledge foolish,

2 Samuel 15:31

Now David [was] told, "Ahithophel [was] among the conspirators with Absalom." Then David said, "Please frustrate the counsel of Ahithophel, O Yahweh."

2 Samuel 16:23

The counsel that Ahithophel gave in those days [was] regarded as when a man inquired of the word of God, so all the counsel of Ahithophel [was esteemed] both by David and by Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:14

Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The advice of Hushai the Arkite [is] better than the advice of Ahithophel." (Now Yahweh had ordained to frustrate the good counsel of Ahithophel in order for Yahweh to bring misery upon Absalom).

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his advice [was] not followed, he saddled the donkey, and he set out and went up to his house in his city. {After he set his house in order}, he hanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his ancestors.

Job 12:20

He deprives [the] trustworthy of speech, and he takes away [the] discretion of elders.

Job 12:24

He strips [away] the insight of the heads of the earth's people, and he makes them wander in {a pathless wasteland}.

Isaiah 19:11-12

Surely the princes of Zoan [are] foolish; the wise of the counselors of Pharaoh [give] senseless counsel. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I myself [am] a son of sages, a {descendant} of ancient kings"?

Isaiah 53:1

Who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will confound."

1 Corinthians 2:6

Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but wisdom not of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing,

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it is written, "The one who catches the wise in their craftiness,"

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