Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

Amplified

[This is] because the foolishness of God [is not foolishness at all and] is wiser than men [far beyond human comprehension], and the weakness of God is stronger than men [far beyond the limits of human effort].

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.

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.

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;

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, unto the called themselves - both Jews and Greeks, Christ, God's power, and, God's wisdom. 25 Because, God's foolish thing, is, wiser than men, and, God's weak thing, mightier than men. 26 For be looking at the calling of you, brethren, - that there were not many wise, according to flesh. Not many powerful, not many high-born:


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:18

For, the discourse which concerneth the cross, unto them, indeed, who are perishing, is, foolishness; but, unto them who are being saved - unto us, it is, God's power.

Romans 11:33-36

Oh! the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments! and untraceable his ways!

Exodus 13:17

And it came to pass when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead by the land-way of the Philistines, although it was near, - for God said - Lest the people be dismayed when they see war and turn back to Egypt.

Exodus 14:2-4

Speak unto the sons of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, - before Baal-zephon, over against it, shall ye encamp, by the sea.

Joshua 6:2-5

Then said Yahweh unto Joshua, See, I have delivered, into thy hand, Jericho and her king, - the mighty men of valour.

Judges 7:2-8

And Yahweh said unto Gideon, Too many, are the people that are with thee, for me to deliver the Midianites into their hand, - lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand, hath saved me.

Judges 15:15-16

Then found he the jawbone of an ass newly-slain, - so he thrust forth his hand, and took it, and smote therewith, a thousand men.

1 Samuel 17:40-51

Then took he his stick in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the torrent-bed, and put them in the shepherd's-pouch which he had - even in the wallet, and had his sling in his hand, - and so drew near unto the Philistine.

1 Kings 20:14-22

And Ahab said - By whom? And he said - Thus, saith Yahweh, By the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then said he - Who shall begin the war? And he said - Thou!

Zechariah 4:6-7

Then responded he, and spake unto me, saying, This, is the word of Yahweh, unto Zerubbabel, saying, - Not by wealth, nor by strength, but by my spirit, saith Yahweh of hosts.

Zechariah 12:7-8

But Yahweh will save the tents of Judah first, - lest the honour of the house of David, and the honour of the inhabitant of Jerusalem, should be magnified over Judah.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

On the contrary - the foolish things of the world, hath God chosen, that he might put to shame them who are wise, and, the weak things of the world, hath God chosen, that he might put to shame the things that are mighty,

2 Corinthians 13:4

For, although he was crucified through weakness, yet is he living through God's power, - for, although, we, are weak in him, yet shall we live with him, through God's power unto us-

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