1 Corinthians 1:29

29 so that no one may boast before him.

1 Corinthians 1:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
ESV
29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
NLT
29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.
MSG
29 That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God.
CSB
29 so that no one can boast in His presence.

1 Corinthians 1:29 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 1:29

That no flesh should glory in his presence.
] That is, "in the presence of God", as some copies, and the Arabic and Ethiopic versions read; not in their blood, birth, families, lineage, and natural descent; nor in their might, power, and dominion; nor in their riches, wealth, and substance; nor in their wisdom, learning, and parts: for however these may be gloried in before men, yet not before God. These are of no account with him, nor will they be regarded by him, or men on account of them; and he has taken a method in choosing and calling the reverse of these, to stain the glory of all flesh, that no man may attribute his salvation to any thing of the creature, but wholly to the sovereign grace and good pleasure of God.

1 Corinthians 1:29 In-Context

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.
28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are,
29 so that no one may boast before him.
30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

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