Parallel Verses

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,"

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;

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 the wisdom of this world is foolishness (absurdity, stupidity) before God; for it is written [in Scripture], “[He is] The one who catches the wise and clever in their 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.

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 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," 20 and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are worthless."



Cross References

Job 5:13

He captures the wise in their own craftiness, bringing a quick end to their cunning advice.

1 Corinthians 1:19-20

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will reject."

1 Corinthians 2:6

However, when we are among mature people, we do speak a message of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world or of the rulers of this world, who are passing off the scene.

Exodus 1:10

Come on, let's be careful how we treat them, so that when they grow numerous, if a war breaks out they won't join our enemies, fight against us, and leave our land."

Exodus 18:11

Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods, because of what happened to the Egyptians when they acted arrogantly against Israel."

2 Samuel 15:31

Just then, someone told David, "Ahithophel is one of Absalom's conspirators!" So David prayed, "LORD, please turn Ahithophel's counsel into foolishness."

2 Samuel 15:31

Just then, someone told David, "Ahithophel is one of Absalom's conspirators!" So David prayed, "LORD, please turn Ahithophel's counsel into foolishness."

2 Samuel 17:14

Absalom and all of the Israelis replied, "The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than Ahithophel's!"

2 Samuel 17:23

Meanwhile, when Ahithophel observed that his counsel was not being acted upon, he saddled his donkey, got up, and left for his hometown. Leaving behind a set of orders for his household, he hanged himself. After his death he was buried in his father's tomb.

Esther 7:10

The king said, "Hang him on it." So they hanged Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and then the king's anger subsided.

Psalm 7:14-15

But the wicked one travails with evil, he conceives malice and gives birth to lies.

Psalm 9:15-16

The nations have sunk down into the pit they made, their feet are ensnared in the trap they set.

Psalm 141:10

Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I come through. A Davidic Song, when he was in the cave. A prayer.

Isaiah 19:11-14

Zoan's princes are nothing but fools; the wisest advisors of Pharaoh give stupid advice. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I'm a descendant of wise men, a descendant of ancient kings"?

Isaiah 29:14-16

Therefore, watch out! "As for me, I will once again do amazing things with this people, wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the insights of their discerning men will stay hidden."

Isaiah 44:25

who frustrates the omens of idle talkers, and drives diviners mad, who turns back the wise, and makes their knowledge foolish;

Romans 1:21-22

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened.

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