Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For notice your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many eminent.

New American Standard Bible

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;

King James Version

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

Holman Bible

Brothers, consider your calling: not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth.

International Standard Version

Brothers, think about your own calling. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.

American Standard Version

For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called :

Amplified

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.

An Understandable Version

Now consider how you were when you were called, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were from prominent families.

Anderson New Testament

For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise men according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble call you;

Bible in Basic English

For you see God's design for you, my brothers, that he has not taken a great number of the wise after the flesh, not the strong, not the noble:

Common New Testament

For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to fleshly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for consider, brethren, that not many worldly wise, not many men of power, not many men of birth are among you that are called.

Darby Translation

For consider your calling, brethren, that there are not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many high-born.

Godbey New Testament

For you see your calling, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many influential, not many high-born:

Goodspeed New Testament

For consider, brothers, what happened when God called you. Not many of you were what men call wise, not many of you were influential, not many were of high birth.

John Wesley New Testament

Behold your calling brethren: that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For look upon your vocation, brothers, that ye are not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble,

Julia Smith Translation

For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many powerful, not, many well born:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For consider your calling, brothers, that not many [were] wise according to human standards, not many [were] powerful, not many [were] well born.

Modern King James verseion

For you see your calling, brothers, that not many wise men according to the flesh are called, not many mighty, not many noble.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Brethren, look on your calling how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many of high degree are called:

Moffatt New Testament

Why, look at your own ranks, my brothers; not many wise men (that is, judged by human standards), not many leading men, not many of good birth, have been called!

Montgomery New Testament

For consider your own calling, brothers, that not many wise in earthly wisdom, not many powerful, not many of noble birth, have been called.

NET Bible

Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position.

New Heart English Bible

For consider your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;

Noyes New Testament

For consider, brethren, who ye are that have been called; not many wise men after the fashion of the world, not many mighty, not many noble;

Sawyer New Testament

For you see your calling, brothers, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble [are called];

The Emphasized Bible

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:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many fleshly wise, not many men in power, not many men of high birth, are called:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Look at the facts of your Call, Brothers. There are not many among you who are wise, as men reckon wisdom, not many who are influential, not many who are high-born;

Webster

For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called:

Weymouth New Testament

For consider, brethren, God's call to you. Not many who are wise with merely human wisdom, not many of position and influence, not many of noble birth have been called.

Williams New Testament

For consider, brothers, the way God called you; that not many of you, in accordance with human standards, were wise, not many influential, not many of high birth.

World English Bible

For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;

Worrell New Testament

For ye behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are chosen;

Worsley New Testament

For ye see by your calling, brethren, that not many wise men according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called:

Youngs Literal Translation

for see your calling, brethren, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ye see
βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

κλῆσις 
Klesis 
Usage: 11

ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292
Usage: 292
Usage: 292

σοφός 
Sophos 
Usage: 19

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

δυνατός 
Dunatos 
Usage: 26

εὐγένης 
Eugenes 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 1:26

Images 1 Corinthians 1:26

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 1:26

Context Readings

Boast In The Lord

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weak thing of God is stronger than men. 26 For notice your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many eminent. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world, so that he might humiliate the wise, and God chose the weak things of the world, so that he might humiliate the powerful.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:20

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?

Zephaniah 3:12

But I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall take refuge in the name of LORD.

Matthew 11:25-26

Jesus having responded at that time, said, I extol thee, O Father, Lord of the heaven and the earth, because thou hid these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to the childlike.

Luke 1:3

it occurred to me also, having followed closely from the beginning all things accurately, to write to thee in order, eminent Theophilus,

Luke 10:21

In the same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit, and said, I thank thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and the earth, that thou hid these things from the wise and astute, and revealed them to the childlike. Yea, Father, because it becam

Luke 18:24-25

And having seen him become very sorrowful, Jesus said, How difficultly those who have riches will enter into the kingdom of God.

John 4:46-53

Jesus therefore came again to Cana of Galilee where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum.

John 7:47-49

The Pharisees therefore answered them, Have ye not also been led astray?

John 19:38-39

And after these things Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because of fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might remove the body of Jesus, and Pilate allowed him. Therefore he came and removed the bod

Acts 13:7

who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man, having summoned Barnabas and Saul, sought to hear the word of God.

Acts 13:12

Then the proconsul, who saw that which happened, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

Acts 17:34

But some men, having joined with him, believed, among whom was also Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

1 Corinthians 2:3-6

And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

1 Corinthians 2:8

which none of the rulers of this age know. For if they knew, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

1 Corinthians 2:13

Which things also we speak, not in things learned from mankind, in words of wisdom, but in things learned from Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things.

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

Let not one man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become foolish so that he may become wise.

Philippians 4:22

All the sanctified salute you, and especially those of the house of Caesar.

James 1:9-11

Now let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brothers, did not God choose the poor of the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to those who love him?

James 3:13-17

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show from his good behavior his works in mildness of wisdom.

2 John 1:1

The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who know the truth,



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