Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

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 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. 20 And again, The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain.



Cross References

Job 5:13

He took the wise in their craftiness, and the counsel of the perverse was headlong.

1 Corinthians 1:19-20

For it has been written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and put away the understanding of the intelligent.

1 Corinthians 2:6

But we speak wisdom among the perfected: and the wisdom not of this life, nor of the rulers of this life, they being left unemployed:

Exodus 1:10

Come, we will be wise with them, lest they shall multiply, and it was when war shall happen, and also being added to our armies and fighting against us, and they went up from the land.

Exodus 18:11

Now I knew that Jehovah is great above all gods; for in the word they acted proudly over them.

2 Samuel 15:31

And it was announced to David, saying, Ahithophel among those conspiring with Absalom. And David will say, Now make foolish the counsel of Ahithophel, O Jehovah.

2 Samuel 16:23

And the counsel of Ahithophel which he counseled in those days, according as it will be asked in the word of God: thus all the counsel of Ahithophel also to David also to Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:14

And Absalom will say, and every man of Israel, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is good above the counsel of Ahithophel. And Jehovah commanded to frustrate the good counsel of Ahithophel so that Jehovah brought evil upon Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:23

And Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not done, and he will saddle the ass and rise and go to his house to his city, and command his house, and he will strangle himself and die. And he will be buried in the grave of his father.

Esther 7:10

And they will hang Haman upon the tree that he preps for Mordecai. And the wrath of the king subsided.

Psalm 7:14-15

Behold, lie will bring forth vanity, and he conceived trouble, and he will bring forth falsehood.

Psalm 9:15-16

The nations sank into the pit they made: in the net they hid, their foot was taken by it

Psalm 141:10

The unjust shall fall into their nets together, till I shall pass by.

Isaiah 19:11-14

Also the chiefs of Zoan are foolish, the wise counseling Pharaoh the counsel became brutish: how shall ye say to Pharaoh, I the son of the wise, the son of kings of old?

Isaiah 29:14-16

For this, behold me adding to be wonderful with this people, dealing wonderfully and being a wonder: and the wisdom of their wise perished, and the understanding of their understanding ones shall be hid.

Isaiah 44:25

Bringing to naught the signs at vain boasters, and he will make those divining, foolish; turning back the wise backward, and he will frustrate their knowledge.

Romans 1:21-22

Wherefore having known God, not as God did they honour or return thanks; but were rendered vain in their conversations, and their heart without understanding was darkened.

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