Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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."

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 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. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, He who takes the wise in their craftiness. 20 And again, The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise that they are vain.



Cross References

Job 5:13

He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the wily is carried headlong:

1 Corinthians 1:19-20

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the understanding of the understanding ones.

1 Corinthians 2:6

But we speak wisdom among the perfect; but wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who come to nought.

Exodus 1:10

Come on, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass that, if war occur, they take side with our enemies and fight against us, and go up out of the land.

Exodus 18:11

Now I know that Jehovah is greater than all gods; for in the thing in which they acted haughtily he was above them.

2 Samuel 15:31

And one told David saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. Then said David, Jehovah, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

2 Samuel 16:23

And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had inquired of the word of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:14

And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. And Jehovah had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, in order that Jehovah might bring evil upon Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose and went to his house, to his city, and gave charge to his household, and hanged himself, and he died; and he was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. And the king's wrath was appeased.

Psalm 7:14-15

Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood:

Psalm 9:15-16

The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid is their own foot taken.

Psalm 141:10

Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal pass over.

Isaiah 19:11-14

They are but fools, the princes of Zoan, the wise counsellors of Pharaoh: their counsel is become senseless. How say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

Isaiah 29:14-16

therefore, behold, I will proceed to do marvellously with this people, to do marvellously, even with wonder, and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their intelligent ones shall be hid.

Isaiah 44:25

he that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

Romans 1:21-22

Because, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts, and their heart without understanding was darkened:

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