Parallel Bible results for 1 Corinthians 1:18-28

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1 Corinthians 1:18-28

NLT 18 The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. NIV 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. NLT 19 As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.” NIV 19 For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." NLT 20 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. NIV 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? NLT 21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. NIV 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. NLT 22 It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. NIV 22 Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, NLT 23 So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. NIV 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, NLT 24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. NIV 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. NLT 25 This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength. NIV 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength. NLT 26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. NIV 26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. NLT 27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. NIV 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. NLT 28 God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. NIV 28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things--and the things that are not--to nullify the things that are,