Parallel Verses

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.

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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Just look at your own calling, believers; not many [of you were considered] wise according to human standards, not many powerful or influential, 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:

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:

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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
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

G80
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 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. 26 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. 27 But God has chosen the things which the world regards as foolish, in order to put its wise men to shame; and God has chosen the things which the world regards as destitute of influence, in order to put its powerful things to shame;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:20

Where is your wise man? Where your expounder of the Law? Where your investigator of the questions of this present age? Has not God shown the world's wisdom to be utter foolishness?

1 Corinthians 1:20

Where is your wise man? Where your expounder of the Law? Where your investigator of the questions of this present age? Has not God shown the world's wisdom to be utter foolishness?

Matthew 11:25-26

About that time Jesus exclaimed, "I heartily praise Thee, Father, Lord of Heaven and of earth, that Thou hast hidden these things from sages and men of discernment, and hast unveiled them to babes.

Luke 1:3

it has seemed right to me also, after careful investigation of the facts from their commencement, to write for you, most noble Theophilus, a connected account,

Luke 10:21

On that same occasion Jesus was filled by the Holy Spirit with rapturous joy. "I give Thee fervent thanks," He exclaimed, "O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, that Thou hast hidden these things from sages and men of understanding, and hast revealed them to babes. Yes, Father, for such has been Thy gracious will.

Luke 18:24-25

Jesus saw his sorrow, and said, "With how hard a struggle do the possessors of riches ever enter the Kingdom of God!

John 4:46-53

So He came once more to Cana in Galilee, where He had made the water into wine. Now there was a certain officer of the King's court whose son was ill at Capernaum.

John 7:47-49

"Are *you* deluded too?" replied the Pharisees;

John 19:38-39

After this, Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but for fear of the Jews a secret disciple, asked Pilate's permission to carry away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and removed the body.

Acts 13:7

who was a friend of the Proconsul Sergius Paulus. The Proconsul was a man of keen intelligence. He sent for Barnabas and Saul, and asked to be told God's Message.

Acts 13:12

Then the Proconsul, seeing what had happened, believed, being struck with amazement at the teaching of the Lord.

Acts 17:34

A few, however, attached themselves to him and believed, among them being Dionysius a member of the Council, a gentlewoman named Damaris, and some others.

1 Corinthians 2:3-6

And so far as I myself was concerned, I came to you in conscious feebleness and in fear and in deep anxiety.

1 Corinthians 2:8

a wisdom which not one of the leaders of the present age possesses, for if they had possessed it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.

1 Corinthians 2:13

Of these we speak--not in language which man's wisdom teaches us, but in that which the Spirit teaches--adapting, as we do, spiritual words to spiritual truths.

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

Let no one deceive himself. If any man imagines that he is wise, compared with the rest of you, with the wisdom of the present age, let him become "foolish" so that he may be wise.

Philippians 4:22

All God's people here greet you--especially the members of Caesar's household.

James 1:9-11

Let a brother in humble life rejoice when raised to a higher position;

James 2:5

Listen, my dearly-loved brethren. Has not God chosen those whom the world regards as poor to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He has promised to those that love Him?

James 3:13-17

Which of you is a wise and well-instructed man? Let him prove it by a right life with conduct guided by a wisely teachable spirit.

2 John 1:1

The Elder to the elect lady and her children. Truly I love you all, and not I alone, but also all who know the truth,

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