27 But God chose(A) the foolish(B) things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

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17 He leads rulers away stripped(A)
    and makes fools of judges.(B)

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25 who foils(A) the signs of false prophets
    and makes fools of diviners,(B)
who overthrows the learning of the wise(C)
    and turns it into nonsense,(D)

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The wise(A) will be put to shame;
    they will be dismayed(B) and trapped.(C)
Since they have rejected the word(D) of the Lord,
    what kind of wisdom(E) do they have?

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22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools(A)

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18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise(A) by the standards of this age,(B) you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.

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19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness(A) in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”[a];(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 3:19 Job 5:13