1 Corinthians 1:29
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New International Version
so that no one may boast before him.

New Living Translation
As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

English Standard Version
so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

New American Standard Bible
so that no man may boast before God.

King James Bible
That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that no one can boast in His presence.

International Standard Version
so that no one may boast in God's presence.

NET Bible
so that no one can boast in his presence.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That no one will boast before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As a result, no one can brag in God's presence.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that no flesh should glory in his presence.

King James 2000 Bible
That no flesh should glory in his presence.

American King James Version
That no flesh should glory in his presence.

American Standard Version
that no flesh should glory before God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That no flesh should glory in his sight.

Darby Bible Translation
so that no flesh should boast before God.

English Revised Version
that no flesh should glory before God.

Webster's Bible Translation
That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Weymouth New Testament
to prevent any mortal man from boasting in the presence of God.

World English Bible
that no flesh should boast before God.

Young's Literal Translation
that no flesh may glory before Him;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:26-31 God did not choose philosophers, nor orators, nor statesmen, nor men of wealth, and power, and interest in the world, to publish the gospel of grace and peace. He best judges what men and what measures serve the purposes of his glory. Though not many noble are usually called by Divine grace, there have been some such in every age, who have not been ashamed of the gospel of Christ; and persons of every rank stand in need of pardoning grace. Often, a humble Christian, though poor as to this world, has more true knowledge of the gospel, than those who have made the letter of Scripture the study of their lives, but who have studied it rather as the witness of men, than as the word of God. And even young children have gained such knowledge of Divine truth as to silence infidels. The reason is, they are taught of God; the design is, that no flesh should glory in his presence. That distinction, in which alone they might glory, was not of themselves. It was by the sovereign choice and regenerating grace of God, that they were in Jesus Christ by faith. He is made of God to us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption; all we need, or can desire. And he is made wisdom to us, that by his word and Spirit, and from his fulness and treasures of wisdom and knowledge, we may receive all that will make us wise unto salvation, and fit for every service to which we are called. We are guilty, liable to just punishment; and he is made righteousness, our great atonement and sacrifice. We are depraved and corrupt, and he is made sanctification, that he may in the end be made complete redemption; may free the soul from the being of sin, and loose the body from the bonds of the grave. And this is, that all flesh, according to the prophecy by Jeremiah, Jer 9:23-24, may glory in the special favour, all-sufficient grace, and precious salvation of Jehovah.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - That no flesh should glory. For the weak instruments of God's triumphs are so weak that it was impossible for them to ascribe any power or merit to themselves. In contemplating the victory of the cross, the world could only exclaim, "This hath God wrought." "It is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29. no flesh … glory—For they who try to glory (boast) because of human greatness and wisdom, are "confounded" or put to shame (1Co 1:27). Flesh, like "the flower of the field," is beautiful, but frail (Isa 40:6).

in his presence—We are to glory not before Him, but in Him [Bengel].

1 Corinthians 1:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Foolish to Shame the Wise
28and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 29so that no man may boast before God. 30But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,…
Cross References
Romans 3:27
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith.

Ephesians 2:9
not by works, so that no one can boast.
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That no flesh should glory in his presence.

1 Corinthians 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you to differ from another? and what have you that …

1 Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven leavens …

Psalm 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude …

Isaiah 10:15 Shall the ax boast itself against him that hews therewith? or shall …

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

Romans 3:19,27 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he has whereof to glory; …

Romans 15:17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those …

Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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