1 Corinthians 1:19

19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[a]

1 Corinthians 1:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
ESV
19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart."
NLT
19 As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”
MSG
19 It's written, I'll turn conventional wisdom on its head, I'll expose so-called experts as crackpots.
CSB
19 For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the experts.

1 Corinthians 1:19 In-Context

17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
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.
19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
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.

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