1 Corinthians 1:31
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New International Version
Therefore, as it is written: "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord."

New Living Translation
Therefore, as the Scriptures say, "If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD."

English Standard Version
so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

New American Standard Bible
so that, just as it is written, "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD."

King James Bible
That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in order that, as it is written: The one who boasts must boast in the Lord.

International Standard Version
Therefore, as it is written, "The person who boasts must boast in the Lord."

NET Bible
so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
According to what is written: “Whoever boasts, let him boast of THE LORD JEHOVAH.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As Scripture says, "Whoever brags must brag about what the Lord has done."

Jubilee Bible 2000
that, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

American King James Version
That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

American Standard Version
that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That, as it is written: He that glorieth, may glory in the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
that according as it is written, He that boasts, let him boast in [the] Lord.

English Revised Version
that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
in order that it may be as Scripture says, "He who boasts--let his boast be in the Lord."

World English Bible
that, according as it is written, "He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."

Young's Literal Translation
that, according as it hath been written, 'He who is glorying -- in the Lord let him glory.'
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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 31. - As it is written. A compressed quotation from the Septuagint Version of Jeremiah 9:23, 24; 1 Samuel 2:10. Let him glory in the Lord. The word rendered "glory" is more literally, boast. The reference is to Jeremiah 9:23, 24; 1 Samuel 2:10 (LXX.). The prevalence of "boasting" among the Corinthians and their teachers drove St. Paul to dwell much on this word - from which he so greatly shrinks - in 2 Corinthians 10:12. (where the word occurs twenty times), and to insist that the only true object in which a Christian can glory is the cross (Galatians 6:14), not in himself, or in the world, or in men.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

That, according as it is written,.... Jeremiah 9:23.

He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord; not in his own wisdom, riches, and strength; but in Christ, as his wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

31. glory in … Lord—(Jer 9:23, 24)—in opposition to "flesh glorying in His presence" (1Co 1:29). In contrast to morbid slavish self-abasement, Paul joins with humility the elevating consciousness of our true dignity in Christ. He who glories is to glory in the Lord, not in the flesh, nor in the world.

1 Corinthians 1:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Foolish to Shame the Wise
30But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31so that, just as it is written, "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD."
Cross References
Psalm 34:2
I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

Jeremiah 4:2
and if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' then the nations will invoke blessings by him and in him they will boast."

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches,

Jeremiah 9:24
but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD.

Romans 4:2
If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about--but not before God.

1 Corinthians 4:6
Now, brothers and sisters, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, "Do not go beyond what is written." Then you will not be puffed up in being a follower of one of us over against the other.

2 Corinthians 10:17
But, "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord."
Treasury of Scripture

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

1 Chronicles 16:10,35 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD…

Psalm 105:3 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Isaiah 41:16 You shall fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind …

Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

Jeremiah 4:2 And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in …

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

Galatians 6:13,14 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but …

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and …

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