Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Amplified

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [discarding his worldly pretensions and acknowledging his lack of wisdom], so that he may become [truly] 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.

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 destroys God's sanctuary, God will destroy him, for God's sanctuary is holy. And you are that sanctuary! 18 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. 19 For the wisdom of this world is nonsense in God's sight. For it is written, "He catches the wise with their own trickery,"



Cross References

Isaiah 5:21

"How terrible it will be for those who are wise in their own opinion, and clever in their own reckoning!

Galatians 6:3

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is really nothing, he is only fooling himself.

Jeremiah 8:8

How can you say, "We're wise, and the Law of the LORD is with us,' when, in fact, the deceitful pen of the scribe has made it into something that deceives.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own opinion. Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 5:7

Now, children, listen to me. Don't turn away from what I am saying.

Proverbs 26:12

Do you see a man who is wise in his own opinion? There's more hope for a fool than for him.

Isaiah 44:20

He tends ashes. A deceived mind has lead him astray. It cannot be his life, nor can he say, "There's a lie in my right hand."

Jeremiah 37:9

"This is what the LORD says: "Don't deceive yourselves by saying, "The Chaldeans will surely go away from us," "for they won't go.

Matthew 18:4

Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom from heaven,

Mark 10:15

I tell all of you with certainty, whoever doesn't receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it."

Luke 18:17

I tell all of you with certainty, whoever doesn't receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never get into it at all."

Luke 21:8

He said, "Be careful that you are not deceived, because many will come in my name and say, "I AM' and, "The time has come.' Don't follow them.

Romans 11:25

For I want to let you know about this secret, brothers, so that you will not claim to be wiser than you are: Stubbornness has come to part of Israel until the full number of the gentiles comes to faith.

Romans 12:16

Live in harmony with each other. Do not be arrogant, but associate with humble people. Do not think that you are wiser than you really are.

1 Corinthians 1:18-21

For the message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.

1 Corinthians 4:10

We are fools for the Messiah's sake, but you are wise in the Messiah. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored.

1 Corinthians 6:9

You know that wicked people will not inherit the kingdom of God, don't you? Stop deceiving yourselves! Sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,

1 Corinthians 8:1-2

Now concerning food offered to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 15:33

Stop being deceived: "Wicked friends lead to evil ends."

Galatians 6:7

Stop being deceived; God is not to be ridiculed. A person harvests whatever he plants:

Ephesians 5:6

Do not let anyone deceive you with meaningless words, for it is because of these things that God becomes angry with those who disobey.

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse as they deceive others and are themselves deceived.

Titus 3:3

After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.

James 1:22

Keep on being obedient to the word, and not merely being hearers who deceive themselves.

James 1:26

If anyone thinks that he is religious and does not bridle his tongue, but instead deceives himself, his religion is worthless.

1 John 1:8

If we say that we do not have any sin, we are deceiving ourselves and we're not being truthful to ourselves.

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