Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 18 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. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He compasseth the wise in their craftiness."



Cross References

Isaiah 5:21

Woe be unto them that are wise in their own sight, and think themselves to have understanding.

Galatians 6:3

If any man seem to himself that he is somewhat, when indeed he is nothing, the same deceiveth himself in his imagination.

Jeremiah 8:8

"How dare ye say then, 'We are wise, we have the law of the LORD among us'? Behold, the deceitful pen of the scribes, setteth forth lies:

Proverbs 3:5

Put thy trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in thine own conceit, but fear the LORD, and depart from evil:

Proverbs 5:7

Hear me therefore, O my son, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 26:12

If thou seest a man that is wise in his own conceit, there is more hope in a fool than in him.

Isaiah 44:20

The keeping of dust, and foolishness of heart hath turned them aside: so that none of them can have a free conscience to think, "Do not I err?"

Jeremiah 37:9

For thus sayeth the LORD: Deceive not your own minds, thinking on this manner, 'Tush, the Chaldeans go now their way from us.' No, they shall not go their way.

Matthew 18:4

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10:15

Verily I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, he shall not enter therein."

Luke 18:17

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever receiveth not the kingdom of God, as a child: he shall not enter therein."

Luke 21:8

And he said, "Take heed, that ye be not deceived. For many will come in my name, saying of themselves, 'I am he.' And the time draweth near. Follow ye not them, therefore.

Romans 11:25

I would not that this secret should be hid from you my brethren, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits: that partly blindness is happened in Israel, until the fullness of the gentiles be come in.

Romans 12:16

Be of like affection one towards another. Be not high minded, but make yourselves equal to them of the lower sort. Be not wise in your own opinions.

1 Corinthians 1:18-21

For the preaching of the cross is, to them that perish, foolishness: but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 4:10

We are fools for Christ's sake, and ye are wise through Christ: we are weak, and ye are strong. Ye are honorable, and we are despised.

1 Corinthians 6:9

Do ye not remember how that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived. For neither fornicators, neither worshippers of images, neither whoremongers, neither weaklings, neither abusers of themselves with mankind,

1 Corinthians 8:1-2

To speak of things dedicated unto idols, we are sure that we all have knowledge. Knowledge maketh a man swell: but love edifieth.

1 Corinthians 15:33

Be not deceived: malicious speakings corrupt good manners.

Galatians 6:7

Be not deceived, God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap.

Ephesians 5:6

Let no man deceive you with vain words. For through such things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of unbelief.

2 Timothy 3:13

But the evil men and deceivers, shall wax worse and worse, while they deceive, and are deceived themselves.

Titus 3:3

For we ourselves also were in times past, unwise, disobedient, deceived, in danger to lusts, and to divers manners of voluptuousness, living in maliciousness and envy, full of hate, hating one another.

James 1:22

And see that ye be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves with sophistry.

James 1:26

If any man among you seem devout, and refrain not his tongue: but deceive his own heart, this man's devotion is in vain.

1 John 1:8

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

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