21 [a]For seeing the [b]world by wisdom knew not God in the [c]wisdom of GOD, [d]it pleased God by the [e]foolishness of preaching to save them that believe:
1 Corinthians 1:21He showeth that the pride of men was worthily punished of GOD, because they would not behold God, as meet was they should; in the most clear glass of the wisdom of the world, which is the workmanship of the world.
1 Corinthians 1:21By the world he meaneth all men which are not born anew, but remain as they were, when they were first born.
1 Corinthians 1:21In the workmanship of this world, which hath the marvelous wisdom of God engraved in it, so that every man may behold it.
1 Corinthians 1:21The goodness of God is wonderful, for while he goeth about to punish the pride of the world, he is very provident and careful, for the salvation of it, and teacheth men to become fools, that they may be wise to God.
1 Corinthians 1:21So calleth the preaching of the Gospel as the enemies supposed it: but in the mean season he taunteth them very sharply, who had rather charge God with folly, than acknowledge their own and crave pardon for it.
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