Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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 will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." 20 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? 21 For, since in the wisdom of God the world by it's wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by what they called the folly of preaching to save those that believe.


Cross References

Romans 1:22

Pretending to be wise they Became fools:

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent."

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet we speak true wisdom among the perfect: though not the wisdom of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who come to nought.

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:"



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