Parallel Verses

Godbey New Testament

but God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may confound the strong;

New American Standard Bible

but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong.

International Standard Version

But God chose what is nonsense in the world to make the wise feel ashamed. God chose what is weak in the world to make the strong feel ashamed.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;

Amplified

But God has selected [for His purpose] the foolish things of the world to shame the wise [revealing their ignorance], and God has selected [for His purpose] the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong [revealing their frailty].

An Understandable Version

But God chose what the world considers foolish [i.e., people with little apparent ability], in order to shame the "wise people." And He chose what the world considers weak in order to shame what it considers strong.

Anderson New Testament

but God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may bring to shame the wise; and the weak things of the world has God chosen, that he may put to shame the strong;

Bible in Basic English

But God made selection of the foolish things of this world so that he might put the wise to shame; and the feeble things that he might put to shame the strong;

Common New Testament

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong,

Daniel Mace New Testament

but God hath chosen those who are foolish in the opinion of the world, to confound the wise; and the weak men of the world to confound the mighty:

Darby Translation

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things;

Goodspeed New Testament

But it was what the world calls foolish that God chose to put the wise to shame with, and it was what the world calls weak that God chose to shame its strength with,

John Wesley New Testament

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world, to shame the wise, and the weak things of the world, to shame the things that are mighty:

Julia Smith Translation

But the foolish things of the world, has God chosen that he might shame the wise; and the weak things of the world has God chosen that he might shame things strong;

King James 2000

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;

Lexham Expanded Bible

But the foolish [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the wise, and the weak [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the strong,

Modern King James verseion

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;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise. And God hath chosen the weak things of the world, to confound things which are mighty.

Moffatt New Testament

No, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame what is strong;

Montgomery New Testament

No, God has chosen the world's folly to confound its philosophy; and the world's weakness to confound its strength.

NET Bible

But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong.

New Heart English Bible

But God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise. And God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong.

Noyes New Testament

but the foolish things of the world did God choose, to put to shame the wise; and the weak things of the world did God choose, to put to shame the things which are strong;

Sawyer New Testament

but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things of the world has God chosen to put to shame the mighty,

The Emphasized Bible

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,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but the foolish things of this world hath God elected, that he might confound the wise; and the feeble things of the world hath God elected, that he might confound the mighty;

Twentieth Century New Testament

But God chose what the world counts foolish to put its wise men to shame, and God chose what the world counts weak to put its strong things to shame,

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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;

Williams New Testament

Just the opposite: God chose what the world calls foolish to put the wise to shame, what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame,

World English Bible

but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;

Worrell New Testament

but God chose the foolish things of the world, that He might put to shame the wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that He might put to shame the things that are strong;

Worsley New Testament

but God hath chosen things that are foolish in the eye of the world to put it's wise men to confusion; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the mighty;

Youngs Literal Translation

but the foolish things of the world did God choose, that the wise He may put to shame; and the weak things of the world did God choose that He may put to shame the strong;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14
Usage: 14

μωρός 
Moros 
Usage: 6

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109
Usage: 109

to
ἵνα 
Hina 
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
that, to,
Usage: 472
Usage: 472

καταισχύνω 
Kataischuno 
καταισχύνω 
Kataischuno 
Usage: 13
Usage: 13

the wise
σοφός 
Sophos 
Usage: 19

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the weak things
ἀσθενής 
Asthenes 
Usage: 19

the things

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 1:27

Images 1 Corinthians 1:27

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 1:27

Context Readings

Boast In The Lord

26 For you see your calling, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many influential, not many high-born: 27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may confound the strong; 28 and God has chosen the base-born of the world, and those of no reputation, the things which are not, that He may set at nought the things which are,


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:20

Where is the wise man? where is the scribe? where is the investigator of this age? has not God rendered the wisdom of the world foolishness?

James 2:5

Hear, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen the poor in the world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him with divine love?

James 2:5

Hear, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen the poor in the world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him with divine love?

James 2:5-6

Hear, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen the poor in the world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him with divine love?

James 2:5

Hear, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen the poor in the world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him with divine love?

James 2:5

Hear, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen the poor in the world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him with divine love?

James 2:5

Hear, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen the poor in the world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him with divine love?

Matthew 4:18-22

And He walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting their net into the sea; for they were fishers.

Matthew 9:9

And Jesus passing along from thence, saw a man sitting at the toll, called Matthew; and He says to him, Follow me. And having arisen up, he followed Him.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus responding said, I praise thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise and the prudent, and reveal them unto babes.

Matthew 21:16

and said to Him, Do you hear what they are saying? And Jesus says to them, Yes: have you not read, That out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

Luke 19:39-40

And certain ones of the Pharisees from the multitude said to Him, Teacher, rebuke thy disciples:

Luke 21:15

for I will give to you mouth and wisdom, which all who are opposed to you will not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Acts 4:11-21

This is the stone rejected by your builders, which has become the head of the corner.

Acts 6:9-10

And certain ones of the synagogues, called Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia, stood up disputing with Stephen,

Acts 7:35

And this Moses whom they denied, saying, Who hath established thee a ruler and a judge? him hath God sent a ruler and deliverer, with the hand of an angel having appeared unto him in a bush.

Acts 7:54

And hearing these words, they were cut through their hearts and gnashed their teeth at him.

Acts 17:18

And certain ones of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers interviewed him, and some continued to say, What would this babbler wish to say? and others said, He seems to be the propagator of strange divinities: because he was preaching the gospel of Jesus, and the resurrection.

Acts 24:24-25

And after certain day, Felix with Drusilla his wife, being a Jewess, coming, sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith which is towards Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, in order that the excellency of the power, may be of God, and not of us;

2 Corinthians 10:4-5

for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to God unto the pulling down of strongholds;

2 Corinthians 10:10

Because they say, His letters are indeed weighty and powerful; but the presence of his body is weak, and his speech contemptible.

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