1 Corinthians 3:19

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


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.
New King James Version

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own 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”;
New International Version

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”;
The Amplified Bible

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;
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

For the wisdom of this world system is foolishness as God looks at it. For it has been written and is at present on record, He catches those who are wise in their false wisdom,
Phillips’ Modern English

For this world’s cleverness is stupidity to God. It is written: He that taketh the wise in their craftiness.
Williams’ Language of the People

For this world’s wisdom is mere nonsense to God. For the Scripture says, “He who catches the wise with their own cunning,”
 
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That Reference This Scripture

  1. Fearing Man; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard This ruler’s work lies in the realm of getting us to fear (respectfully obey) man rather than God, that is, obey any man or follow any tradition, philosophy or teaching of man rather than obey God.

  2. A Slippery Slope - Neil Girrard Like Francis Schaeffer's How Shall We Then Live?, Frank Viola's wonderful historical analysis in Pagan Christianity is tainted by the short-comings of the last chapter.

  3. Teachings of the Spirit - Neil Girrard It is most important that the Holy Spirit, and not some man, be our real teacher. Here’s why.

  4. Where Should I Go To Church? - Neil Girrard This important - but ignorant - question deserves to be answered.
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