Parallel Verses

Moffatt New Testament

For God ranks this world's wisdom as 'sheer folly.' It is written, He seizes 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 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."

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 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. 19 For God ranks this world's wisdom as 'sheer folly.' It is written, He seizes the wise in their craftiness, 20 and again, The Lord knows the reasoning of the wise is futile.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:19-20

It is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the sages, I will confound the insight of the wise.

1 Corinthians 2:6

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6-15

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6-16

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6-14

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6-16

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

1 Corinthians 2:6

We do discuss 'wisdom' with those who are mature; only it is not the wisdom of this world or of the dethroned Powers who rule this world,

Romans 1:21-22

Though they knew God, they have not glorified him as God nor given thanks to him; they have turned to futile speculations till their ignorant minds grew dark.

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