Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 unto them who are 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 you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.

Romans 11:33-36

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Exodus 13:17

And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest perhaps the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:

Exodus 14:2-4

Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall you encamp by the sea.

Joshua 6:2-5

And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into your hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valor.

Judges 7:2-8

And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, my own hand has saved me.

Judges 15:15-16

And he found a new jawbone of a donkey, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men with it.

1 Samuel 17:40-51

And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a pouch; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.

1 Kings 20:14-22

And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus says the LORD, Even by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, You.

Zechariah 4:6-7

Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the LORD of hosts.

Zechariah 12:7-8

The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

2 Corinthians 13:4

For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

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