Parallel Verses

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.

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;

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;

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;

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;

Verse Picture

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 Brethren, look on your calling how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many of high degree are called: 27 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. 28 And vile things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things of no reputation, for to bring to nought things of reputation,


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:20

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the searcher of this world? Hath not God made the wisdom of this world foolishness?

James 2:5

Hearken, my dear beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world, which are rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to them that love him?

Psalm 8:2

Out of the mouth of the very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Isaiah 26:5-6

For why? It is he, that bringeth low the high minded citizens, and casteth down the proud cities. He casteth them to the ground, yea even in to the mire,

Isaiah 29:14

therefore will I also show unto this people a marvelous, terrible, and great thing - Namely this: I will destroy the wisdom of their wise, and the understanding of their learned men shall perish."

Isaiah 29:19

The meek-spirited shall hold a merry feast in the LORD, and the poor among them that be lowly shall rejoice in the holy one of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:12

In thee also will I leave a small, poor, simple people: which shall trust in the name of the LORD.

Matthew 4:18-22

As Jesus walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon which was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

Matthew 9:9

And as Jesus passed forth from thence he saw a man sit at the receipt of custom, named Matthew: and said to him, "Follow me." And he arose, and followed him.

Matthew 11:25

At that time, Jesus answered and said, "I praise thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast opened them unto babes,

Matthew 21:16

and said unto him, "Hearest thou what these say?" Jesus said unto them, "Yea, have ye never read, 'Of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast ordained praise?'"

Luke 19:39-40

And some of the Pharisees of the company, said unto him, "Master, rebuke thy disciples."

Luke 21:15

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, where against all your adversaries shall not be able to speak nor resist.

Acts 4:11-21

This is the stone cast aside of you builders which is set in the chief place of the corner.

Acts 6:9-10

Then there arose certain of the Synagogue, which are called Libertines, and Cyrenians, and of Alexandria, and of Cilicia, and of Asia: and disputed with Stephen.

Acts 7:35

This Moses whom they forsook, saying, 'Who made thee a ruler and a judge?' - the same God sent, both a ruler and a deliverer, by the hands of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.

Acts 7:54

When they heard these things, their hearts clave asunder, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

Acts 17:18

Certain Philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, disputed with him. And some there were which said, "What will this babbler say?" Others said, "He seemeth to be a tidings-bringer of new devils," because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.

Acts 24:24-25

And after a certain days came Felix, and his wife Drusilla which was a Jewess, and called forth Paul, and heard him of the faith which is toward Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellent power of it might appear to be of God, and not of us.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5

For the weapons of our war are not carnal things, but things mighty in God to cast down strongholds;

2 Corinthians 10:10

"For the epistles," saith he, "are sore and strong: but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech homely."

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