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1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

26 But, brethren, see ye your calling [Forsooth, see ye your calling, brethren]; for not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble.

27 But God chose those things that be fond of the world, to confound wise men; and God chose the feeble things of the world, to confound the strong things; [But God chose those things that be foolish of the world, that he confound wise men; and God chose the sick things, or frail, of the world, that he confound the strong things;]

28 and God chose the unnoble things and despisable things of the world, and those things that be not, to destroy those things that be;

29 that each man have not glory in his sight. [that each flesh, or man, glory not in his sight.]

30 But of him ye be in Christ Jesus, which is made of God to us wisdom, and rightwiseness, and holiness, and again-buying;

31 that, as it is written, He that glorieth, have glory in the Lord [He that glorieth, glory in the Lord].

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

26 Brethren, look on your calling, how it is that not many who are wise according to the flesh, not many powerful, not many of high degree, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise. And God has chosen the weak things of the world, to confound things which are strong. 28 And low things of the world, and things which are despised, God has chosen, yea and things of no reputation, to bring to nothing things of reputation, 29 so that no flesh may glory in his presence. 30 And to him you belong in Christ Jesus, who by God is made wisdom to us, and also righteousness and sanctifying and redemption, 31 so that as it is written, he who glories will glory in the Lord.

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1 Corinthians 1:26-31 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

26 [a]For brethren, you see your [b]calling, how that not many wise men [c]after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called.

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world, to confound the mighty things,

28 And vile things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, and things which [d]are not, to bring to [e]nought things that are.

29 That no [f]flesh should rejoice in his presence.

30 But ye are [g]of him in Christ Jesus, [h]who of God is made unto us wisdom and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

31 That, according as it is written, [i]He that rejoiceth, let him rejoice in the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:26 A confirmation taken of those things which came to pass at Corinth, where the Church especially consisted of the basest and common people, insomuch that the philosophers of Greece were driven to shame, when they saw that they could do nothing with their wisdom and eloquence, in comparison of the Apostles, whom notwithstanding they called idiots and unlearned. And herewithall doth he beat down their pride, for God did not prefer them before those noble and wise men because they should be proud, but that they might be constrained even whether they would or not, to rejoice in the Lord, by whose mercy, although they were, the most abject of all, they had obtained in Christ, both this wisdom, and all things necessary to salvation.
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:26 What way the Lord hath taken in calling you.
  3. 1 Corinthians 1:26 After that kind of wisdom which men make account of, as though there were none else: who because they are carnal, know not spiritual wisdom.
  4. 1 Corinthians 1:28 Which in man’s judgment are almost nothing.
  5. 1 Corinthians 1:28 To show that they are vain and unprofitable, and nothing worth, see Rom. 3:31.
  6. 1 Corinthians 1:29 Flesh is oft as we see, taken for the whole man: and he ruleth this word flesh, very fitly, to set the weak and miserable condition of man with the majesty of God, one against the other.
  7. 1 Corinthians 1:30 Whom he cast down before, now he lifteth up, yea, higher then all men: yet so, that he showeth them all their worthiness is without themselves, that is, standeth in Christ, and that of God.
  8. 1 Corinthians 1:30 He teacheth that especially and above all things, the Gospel ought not to be contemned, seeing it containeth the chiefst things that are to be desired, to wit, true wisdom, the true way to obtain righteousness, the true way to live honestly and godly, the true deliverance from all miseries and calamities.
  9. 1 Corinthians 1:31 Let him yield all to God and give him thanks: and so by this place is man’s free will beaten down, which the Papist so dream of.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 that no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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