1 Corinthians 1:19
1 Corinthians 1:18-21 The Message (MSG)
The Message that points to Christ on the Cross seems like sheer silliness to those hellbent on destruction, but for those on the way of salvation it makes perfect sense. This is the way God works, and most powerfully as it turns out. It’s written, I’ll turn conventional wisdom on its head, I’ll expose so-called experts as shams. So where can you find someone truly wise, truly educated, truly intelligent in this day and age? Hasn’t God exposed it all as pretentious nonsense? Since the world in all its fancy wisdom never had a clue when it came to knowing God, God in his wisdom took delight in using what the world considered stupid—preaching, of all things!—to bring those who trust him into the way of salvation.
1 Corinthians 1:19 New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 (NASB1995)
For it is written, “I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE.”
1 Corinthians 1:19 New Living Translation (NLT)
As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”
1 Corinthians 1:19 King James Version (KJV)
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1 Corinthians 1:19 New Century Version (NCV)
It is written in the Scriptures: “I will cause the wise to lose their wisdom; I will make the wise unable to understand.”
1 Corinthians 1:19 American Standard Version (ASV)
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I bring to nought.
1 Corinthians 1:19 New International Version (NIV)
For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
I Corinthians 1:19 New King James Version (NKJV)
For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
1 Corinthians 1:19 Amplified Bible (AMP)
For it is written and forever remains written, “I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE [the philosophy of the philosophers], AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER [who do not know Me] I WILL NULLIFY.”
1 Corinthians 1:19 The Passion Translation (TPT)
For it is written: I will dismantle the wisdom of the wise and I will invalidate the intelligence of the scholars.