Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 
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

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 1:25

Context Readings

Christ Crucified, The Power And Wisdom Of God

24 But to those who are called, whether Jew or Greek (Gentile), Christ [is] the Power of God and the Wisdom of God. 25 [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. 26 For [simply] consider your own call, brethren; not many [of you were considered to be] wise according to human estimates and standards, not many influential and powerful, not many of high and noble birth.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the story and message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition, but to us who are being saved it is the [manifestation of] the power of God.

Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!

Exodus 13:17

When Pharaoh let the people go, God led them not by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God said, Lest the people change their purpose when they see war and return to Egypt.

Exodus 14:2-4

Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the [Red] Sea, before Baal-zephon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea.

Joshua 6:2-5

And the Lord said to Joshua, See, I have given Jericho, its king and mighty men of valor, into your hands.

Judges 7:2-8

The Lord said to Gideon, The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel boast about themselves against Me, saying, My own hand has delivered me.

Judges 15:15-16

And he found a still moist jawbone of a donkey and reached out and took it and slew 1,000 men with it.

1 Samuel 17:40-51

Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones out of the brook and put them in his shepherd's [lunch] bag [a whole kid's skin slung from his shoulder], in his pouch, and his sling was in his hand, and he drew near the Philistine.

1 Kings 20:14-22

Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus says the Lord: By the young men [the attendants or bodyguards] of the governors of the districts. Then Ahab said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, You.

Zechariah 4:6-7

Then he said to me, This [addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of Whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of hosts.

Zechariah 12:7-8

And the Lord shall save and give victory to the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not be magnified and exalted above Judah.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

[No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.

2 Corinthians 13:4

For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He goes on living by the power of God. And though we too are weak in Him [as He was humanly weak], yet in dealing with you [we shall show ourselves] alive and strong in [fellowship with] Him by the power of God.

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