Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

King James Version

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Holman Bible

because God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

International Standard Version

For God's nonsense is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

A Conservative Version

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weak thing of God is stronger than men.

American Standard Version

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Amplified

[This is] because the foolish thing [that has its source in] God is wiser than men, and the weak thing [that springs] from God is stronger than men.

An Understandable Version

For the "foolish things" of God are wiser than men's [wisdom], and the "weakness" of God is stronger than men's [strength].

Anderson New Testament

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Bible in Basic English

Because what seems foolish in God is wiser than men; and what seems feeble in God is stronger than men.

Common New Testament

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for this divine doctrine, as foolish and weak as men may think it, far surpasses all their wisdom, and baffles all their power.

Darby Translation

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Godbey New Testament

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Goodspeed New Testament

For God's folly is beyond the wisdom of men, and God's weakness is beyond their strength.

John Wesley New Testament

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For that which is foolish of God is wiser than men, and that which is weak of God is stronger than men.

Julia Smith Translation

For the foolish thing of God is wiser than men; and the weak thing of God is stronger than men.

King James 2000

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the foolishness of God is wiser than human [wisdom], and the weakness of God [is] stronger than human [strength].

Modern King James verseion

Because the foolish thing of God is wiser than men, and the weak thing of God is stronger than men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: And the weakness of God is stronger than are men.

Moffatt New Testament

For the 'foolishness' of God is wiser than men, and the 'weakness' of God is stronger than men.

Montgomery New Testament

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

NET Bible

For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

New Heart English Bible

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

New simplified Bible

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Noyes New Testament

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Sawyer New Testament

for the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

The Emphasized Bible

Because, God's foolish thing, is, wiser than men, and, God's weak thing, mightier than men.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For this foolishness of God is wiser than men; and this weakness of God is stronger than men.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For God's 'folly' is wiser than men, and God's 'weakness' is stronger than men.

Webster

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Weymouth New Testament

Because that which the world deems foolish in God is wiser than men's wisdom, and that which it deems feeble in God is mightier than men's might.

Williams New Testament

It is so, because God's nonsense is wiser than men's wisdom, and God's weakness is mightier than men's might.

World English Bible

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Worrell New Testament

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Worsley New Testament

Because the foolishness of God, as they call it, is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Youngs Literal Translation

because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

μωρός 
Moros 
Usage: 6

of God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585
Usage: 585

σοφός 
Sophos 
Usage: 19

ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man , not tr ,
Usage: 316

and

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

the weakness
ἀσθενής 
Asthenes 
Usage: 19

ἰσχυρός 
Ischuros 
Usage: 20

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 1:25

References

Images 1 Corinthians 1:25

Context Readings

Christ Crucified, The Power And Wisdom Of God

24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

Exodus 13:17

Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, "The people might change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt."

Exodus 14:2-4

"Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea.

Joshua 6:2-5

The LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors.

Judges 7:2-8

The LORD said to Gideon, "The people who are with you are too many for Me to give Midian into their hands, for Israel would become boastful, saying, 'My own power has delivered me.'

Judges 15:15-16

He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, so he reached out and took it and killed a thousand men with it.

1 Samuel 17:40-51

He took his stick in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the shepherd's bag which he had, even in his pouch, and his sling was in his hand; and he approached the Philistine.

1 Kings 20:14-22

Ahab said, "By whom?" So he said, "Thus says the LORD, 'By the young men of the rulers of the provinces.'" Then he said, "Who shall begin the battle?" And he answered, "You."

Zechariah 4:6-7

Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.

Zechariah 12:7-8

"The LORD also will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be magnified above Judah.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

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,

2 Corinthians 13:4

For indeed He was crucified because of weakness, yet He lives because of the power of God For we also are weak in Him, yet we will live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you.



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