Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God For it is written, "He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS";

King James Version

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Holman Bible

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, since it is written:He catches the wise in their craftiness;

International Standard Version

For the wisdom of this world is nonsense in God's sight. For it is written, "He catches the wise with their own trickery,"

A Conservative Version

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, He who catches the wise in their craftiness,

American Standard Version

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:

Amplified

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;

An Understandable Version

For this world's "wisdom" is foolishness to God. For it is written [Job 5:13], "He [i.e., God] catches wise people in their cleverness."

Anderson New Testament

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written: He takes the wise in their own craftiness.

Bible in Basic English

For the wisdom of this world is foolish before God. As it is said in the holy Writings, He who takes the wise in their secret designs:

Common New Testament

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness";

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the wisdom of this world is folly, in the eye of God: as it is written, "he surprizes the wise in all their artifices."

Darby Translation

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, He who takes the wise in their craftiness.

Godbey New Testament

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it has been written. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Goodspeed New Testament

For this world's wisdom is foolishness to God. For the Scripture says, "He who catches the wise with their own cunning,"

John Wesley New Testament

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; as it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.

Julia Smith Translation

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it has been written, He seizing the wise in their deceptions.

King James 2000

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it is written, "The one who catches the wise in their craftiness,"

Modern King James verseion

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, "He takes the wise in their own craftiness."

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He compasseth the wise in their craftiness."

Moffatt New Testament

For God ranks this world's wisdom as 'sheer folly.' It is written, He seizes the wise in their craftiness,

Montgomery New Testament

For the philosophy of this world is foolishness in God's sight. It is written, He snares the wise in their own craftiness,

NET Bible

For the wisdom of this age is foolishness with God. As it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness."

New Heart English Bible

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."

Noyes New Testament

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written: "He that taketh the wise in their craftiness;"

Sawyer New Testament

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written; He takes the wise in their craftiness.

The Emphasized Bible

For, the wisdom of this world, is, foolishness with God; for it is written - He that taketh the wise in their knavery, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the wisdom of this world is folly in the sight of God. For it is written, "He entangleth the wise in their own craftiness."

Twentieth Century New Testament

For in God's sight this world's wisdom is folly. Scripture tells of-'One who catches the wise in their own craftiness,'

Webster

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Weymouth New Testament

This world's wisdom is "foolishness" in God's sight; for it is written, "He snares the wise with their own cunning."

Williams New Testament

For this world's wisdom is mere nonsense to God. For the Scripture says, "He who catches the wise with their own cunning,"

World English Bible

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."

Worrell New Testament

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it has been written, "He Who taketh the wise in their craftiness."

Worsley New Testament

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, "He taketh the wise in their own craftiness:"

Youngs Literal Translation

for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it hath been written, 'Who is taking the wise in their craftiness;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
for, , not tr
Usage: 825
Usage: 825

the wisdom
σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

of this
τούτου 
Toutou 
Usage: 53

κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

μωρία 
Moria 
Usage: 5

with
παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

it is written
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149

He taketh
δράσσομαι 
Drassomai 
Usage: 1

the wise
σοφός 
Sophos 
Usage: 19

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


Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 1 Corinthians 3:19

References

American

Hastings

Images 1 Corinthians 3:19

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 3:19

Context Readings

Divisiveness And Immaturity

18 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. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God For it is written, "He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS"; 20 and again, "THE LORD KNOWS THE REASONINGS of the wise, THAT THEY ARE USELESS."



Cross References

Job 5:13

"He captures the wise by their own shrewdness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.

1 Corinthians 1:19-20

For it is written, "I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE."

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;

Exodus 1:10

"Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and in the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and depart from the land."

Exodus 18:11

"Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; indeed, it was proven when they dealt proudly against the people."

2 Samuel 15:31

Now someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom " And David said, "O LORD, I pray, make the counsel of Ahithophel foolishness."

2 Samuel 16:23

The advice of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if one inquired of the word of God; so was all the advice of Ahithophel regarded by both David and Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:14

Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For the LORD had ordained to thwart the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the LORD might bring calamity on Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:23

Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king's anger subsided.

Psalm 7:14-15

Behold, he travails with wickedness, And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.

Psalm 9:15-16

The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.

Psalm 141:10

Let the wicked fall into their own nets, While I pass by safely.

Isaiah 19:11-14

The princes of Zoan are mere fools; The advice of Pharaoh's wisest advisers has become stupid How can you men say to Pharaoh, "I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings"?

Isaiah 29:14-16

Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed."

Isaiah 44:25

Causing the omens of boasters to fail, Making fools out of diviners, Causing wise men to draw back And turning their knowledge into foolishness,

Romans 1:21-22

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

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