Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 any one destroy the temple of God, him will God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which ye are. 18 Let none completely deceive himself. If any think to be wise in this life, let him be foolish, that he may he wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it has been written, He seizing the wise in their deceptions.



Cross References

Isaiah 5:21

Wo to the wise in their eyes, and knowing before their face.

Galatians 6:3

For if any think to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself.

Jeremiah 8:8

How shall ye say, We are wise, and the law of Jehovah with us? Behold, surely for falsehood he made the style of the scribes a lie.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust to Jehovah with all thy heart; and thou shalt not lean to thine understanding.

Proverbs 3:7

Thou shalt not be wise in thine eyes: fear Jehovah and depart from evil.

Proverbs 5:7

And now, ye sons, hear to me, and ye shall not depart from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 26:12

Sawest thou a man wise in his eyes? hope is for the foolish one more than for him.

Isaiah 44:20

He fed upon ashes: a deceived heart turned him away, and he shall not deliver his soul, and he shall not say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Jeremiah 37:9

Thus said Jehovah, Ye shall not lift up Your souls, saying, Departing, the Chaldeans will go from us: for they shall not go.

Matthew 18:4

Whoever, therefore, should be humbled as this young child, the same is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens.

Mark 10:15

Truly I say to you, Whoever should not receive the kingdom of God as a young child, should not come into it.

Luke 18:17

Truly I say to you, Whoever should not receive the kingdom of God as a young child should not enter into it.

Luke 21:8

And he said, See ye, be not deceived: for many shall come in my name,. saying, That I am; and the time has drawn near: therefore go not after them.

Romans 11:25

For I will not ye should not know, brethren, this mystery, lest ye be wise with yourselves; for hardness from part has been to Israel, till the filling up of the nations come in.

Romans 12:16

Thinking the same towards one another. Not thinking high things but being led by humble things. Be not wise with yourselves.

1 Corinthians 1:18-21

For truly the word of the cross to them perishing is foolishness; but to us saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 4:10

We foolish for Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we weak, and ye strong; ye honourable, and we dishonoured

1 Corinthians 6:9

Or know ye not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God Be ye not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,

1 Corinthians 8:1-2

And concerning sacrifice to idols, we know, (for we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, and love builds the house.

1 Corinthians 15:33

Be not deceived: evil intercourses corrupt good habits.

Galatians 6:7

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man should sow, that also shall he reap.

Ephesians 5:6

Let none lead you astray with vain words: for by these things comes the anger of God upon the sons of disobedience.

2 Timothy 3:13

And evil men and impostors shall proceed to worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Titus 3:3

For once we also were unwise disobedient, deceived, being slaves to eager desires and various pleasures, living in vexation and envy, hated, and hating one another.

James 1:22

And be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 1:26

If any among you seem to be religious, bridling not his tongue, but deceiving his heart, the religion of this one vain.

1 John 1:8

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

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