Parallel Verses

Amplified

Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [let him discard his worldly discernment and recognize himself as dull, stupid, and foolish, without true learning and scholarship], that he may become [really] wise.

New American Standard Bible

Let no man deceive himself If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.

King James Version

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Holman Bible

No one should deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks he is wise in this age, he must become foolish so that he can become wise.

International Standard Version

Let no one deceive himself. If any of you thinks he is wise in the ways of this world, he must become a fool to become really wise.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

Let no man deceive himself. If any man thinketh that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

An Understandable Version

No one should fool himself. If any person among you thinks he is smart, by human standards, he should become a "fool," so that he can become [really] wise.

Anderson New Testament

Let no one deceive himself: if any one among you is considered as wise in this age, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Bible in Basic English

Let no man have a false idea. If any man seems to himself to be wise among you, let him become foolish, so that he may be wise.

Common New Testament

Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become a fool so that he may become wise.

Daniel Mace New Testament

let no man deceive himself: if any among you pretends to worldly wisdom, let him commence fool, in order to be truly wise.

Darby Translation

Let no one deceive himself: if any one thinks himself to be wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he may be wise.

Godbey New Testament

Let no one deceive himself. If any one seems to be wise among you in this age, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Goodspeed New Testament

Let no one of you deceive himself. If any one of you imagines that he is wiser than the rest of you, in what this world calls wisdom, he had better become a fool, so as to become really wise.

John Wesley New Testament

Let none deceive himself: if any one among you thinketh himself to be wise, let him become a fool in this world, that he may become wise.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you seems to be wise in this age, let them become a fool that they may be wise.

Julia Smith Translation

Let none completely deceive himself. If any think to be wise in this life, let him be foolish, that he may he wise.

King James 2000

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks [himself] to be wise among you in this age, let him become a fool, in order that he may become wise.

Modern King James verseion

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool so that he may be wise.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let no man deceive himself. If any man seem wise among you, let him be a fool in this world, that he may be wise.

Moffatt New Testament

Let no one deceive himself about this; whoever of you imagines he is wise with this world's wisdom must become a 'fool,' if he is really to be wise.

Montgomery New Testament

Let no one deceive himself. If any one of you supposes that he is wise in the philosophy of the present age, let him become foolish, so that he may be wise.

NET Bible

Guard against self-deception, each of you. If someone among you thinks he is wise in this age, let him become foolish so that he can become wise.

New Heart English Bible

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

Noyes New Testament

Let no one deceive himself; if any one thinketh himself wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

Sawyer New Testament

Let no one deceive himself; if any one seems to be wise among you in this life, let him be a fool, that he may be wise.

The Emphasized Bible

Let no one be deceiving himself: - if anyone imagineth himself to be wise among you, in this age, let him become foolish, that he may become wise;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinketh himself a wise man in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you imagines that, as regards this world, he is a wise man, let him become a 'fool,' that he may become wise.

Webster

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

Let no one deceive himself. If any one of you supposes that he is wise in this world's wisdom, as compared with the rest of you, to become really wise he must become a fool.

World English Bible

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

Worrell New Testament

Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

Worsley New Testament

Let no one deceive himself: if any among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be truly wise.

Youngs Literal Translation

Let no one deceive himself; if any one doth seem to be wise among you in this age -- let him become a fool, that he may become wise,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Let
ἐξαπατάω 
Exapatao 
Usage: 5

no man
μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

ἐξαπατάω 
Exapatao 
Usage: 5

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

If
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

to be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

σοφός 
Sophos 
Usage: 19

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

τούτῳ 
Touto 
Usage: 68

αἰών 
Aion 
Usage: 101

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

a fool
μωρός 
Moros 
Usage: 6

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

he may be
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

References

American

Hastings

Context Readings

Divisiveness And Immaturity

17 If anyone does hurt to God's temple or corrupts it [ with false doctrines] or destroys it, God will do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [ the believing church and its individual believers] are. 18 Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [let him discard his worldly discernment and recognize himself as dull, stupid, and foolish, without true learning and scholarship], that he may become [really] wise. 19 For this world's wisdom is foolishness (absurdity and stupidity) with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their [own] craftiness;



Cross References

Isaiah 5:21

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and prudent and shrewd in their own sight!

Galatians 6:3

For if any person thinks himself to be somebody [too important to condescend to shoulder another's load] when he is nobody [of superiority except in his own estimation], he deceives and deludes and cheats himself.

Jeremiah 8:8

How can you say, We are wise, and we have the written law of the Lord [and are learned in its language and teachings]? Behold, the truth is, the lying pen of the scribes has made of the law a falsehood (a mere code of ceremonial observances).

Proverbs 3:5

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.

Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.

Proverbs 5:7

Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 26:12

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes and conceit? There is more hope for a [self-confident] fool than for him.

Isaiah 44:20

That kind of man feeds on ashes [and finds his satisfaction in ashes]! A deluded mind has led him astray, so that he cannot release and save himself, or ask, Is not [this thing I am holding] in my right hand a lie?

Jeremiah 37:9

Thus says the Lord: Do not deceive yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans will surely stay away from us -- "for they will not stay away.

Matthew 18:4

Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10:15

Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive and accept and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] positively shall not enter it at all.

Luke 18:17

Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] shall not in any way enter it [at all].

Luke 21:8

And He said, Be on your guard and be careful that you are not led astray; for many will come in My name [ appropriating to themselves the name Messiah which belongs to Me], saying, I am He! and, The time is at hand! Do not go out after them.

Romans 11:25

Lest you be self-opinionated (wise in your own conceits), I do not want you to miss this hidden truth and mystery, brethren: a hardening (insensibility) has [temporarily] befallen a part of Israel [to last] until the full number of the ingathering of the Gentiles has come in,

Romans 12:16

Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty (snobbish, high-minded, exclusive), but readily adjust yourself to [people, things] and give yourselves to humble tasks. Never overestimate yourself or be wise in your own conceits.

1 Corinthians 1:18-21

For the story and message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition, but to us who are being saved it is the [manifestation of] the power of God.

1 Corinthians 4:10

We are [looked upon as] fools on account of Christ and for His sake, but you are [supposedly] so amazingly wise and prudent in Christ! We are weak, but you are [so very] strong! You are highly esteemed, but we are in disrepute and contempt!

1 Corinthians 6:9

Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,

1 Corinthians 8:1-2

Now about food offered to idols: of course we know that all of us possess knowledge [concerning these matters. Yet mere] knowledge causes people to be puffed up (to bear themselves loftily and be proud), but love (affection and goodwill and benevolence) edifies and builds up and encourages one to grow [to his full stature].

1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character.

Galatians 6:7

Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.

Ephesians 5:6

Let no one delude and deceive you with empty excuses and groundless arguments [for these sins], for through these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of rebellion and disobedience.

2 Timothy 3:13

But wicked men and imposters will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and leading astray others and being deceived and led astray themselves.

Titus 3:3

For we also were once thoughtless and senseless, obstinate and disobedient, deluded and misled; [we too were once] slaves to all sorts of cravings and pleasures, wasting our days in malice and jealousy and envy, hateful (hated, detestable) and hating one another.

James 1:22

But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth].

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person's religious service is worthless (futile, barren).

1 John 1:8

If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts].

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