1 Corinthians 1:21

Overview - 1 Corinthians 1
After his salutation and thanksgiving,
10 he exhorts them to unity,
12 and reproves their dissensions.
18 God destroys the wisdom of the wise,
21 by the foolishness of preaching;
26 and calls not the wise, mighty, and noble,
28 but the foolish, weak, and men of no account.
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1 Corinthians 1:21  (King James Version)
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

24 ; Daniel 2:20 ; Romans 11:33 ; Ephesians 3:10

the wisdom
Dr. Lightfoot well observes, "that [sophia
tou theos ,] the wisdom of God, is not to be understood of that wisdom which had God for its author, but of that wisdom which had God for its object. There was, among the heathen, [sophia tes physeos,] wisdom about natural things, that is philosophy; and [sophia
tou theos ,] wisdom about God, that is, divinity. But the world, in its divinity, could not, by wisdom, know God." The wisest of the heathen had no just and correct views of the Divine nature; of which the works of Cicero and Lucretius are incontestable proofs.* the world.
Mt 11:25 Lu 10:21 Ro 1:20-22,28

the foolishness