1 Corinthians 1:19
New International Version
For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."

New Living Translation
As the Scriptures say, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent."

English Standard Version
For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

Berean Study Bible
For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”

Berean Literal Bible
For it has been written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; and the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."

New American Standard Bible
For it is written, "I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE."

King James Bible
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Christian Standard Bible
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the intelligence of the intelligent.

Contemporary English Version
As God says in the Scriptures, "I will destroy the wisdom of all who claim to be wise. I will confuse those who think they know so much."

Good News Translation
The scripture says, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and set aside the understanding of the scholars."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the experts.

International Standard Version
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will reject."

NET Bible
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will thwart the cleverness of the intelligent."

New Heart English Bible
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will nullify."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it is written: “I shall destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I shall take away the opinions of the intelligent.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Scripture says, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise. I will reject the intelligence of intelligent people."

New American Standard 1977
For it is written, “I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

King James 2000 Bible
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

American King James Version
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

American Standard Version
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I bring to nought.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the prudence of the prudent I will reject.

Darby Bible Translation
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the understanding of the understanding ones.

English Revised Version
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the prudence of the prudent will I reject.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Weymouth New Testament
For so it stands written, "I will exhibit the nothingness of the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nought."

World English Bible
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing."

Young's Literal Translation
for it hath been written, 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nought;'
Study Bible
The Message of the Cross
18For 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. 19For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” 20Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?…
Cross References
Isaiah 29:14
Therefore I will again confound these people with wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of the wise will perish, and the intelligence of the intelligent will be hidden.

Jeremiah 10:7
Who would not fear You, O King of nations? This is Your due. For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You.

1 Corinthians 4:6
Brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over another.

1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored.

Treasury of Scripture

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Job 5:12,13
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise…

Isaiah 19:3,11
And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards…







Lexicon
For
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

it is written:
γέγραπται (gegraptai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

“I will destroy
Ἀπολῶ (Apolō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 622: From apo and the base of olethros; to destroy fully, literally or figuratively.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

wisdom
σοφίαν (sophian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4678: Wisdom, insight, skill (human or divine), intelligence. From sophos; wisdom.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

wise;
σοφῶν (sophōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4680: Wise, learned, cultivated, skilled, clever. Akin to saphes; wise.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

intelligence
σύνεσιν (synesin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4907: From suniemi; a mental putting together, i.e. Intelligence or the intellect.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

intelligent
συνετῶν (synetōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4908: Intelligent, prudent, wise, understanding, discerning. From suniemi; mentally put together, i.e. Sagacious.

I will frustrate.”
ἀθετήσω (athetēsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 114: From a compound of a and a derivative of tithemi; to set aside, i.e. to disesteem, neutralize or violate.
(19) For it is written.--This is a further explanation of why the word of the gospel, and not the word of merely human wisdom, is "the power of God." The quotation which follows consists of two passages in Isaiah, and is taken from the LXX., one word being altered. We have here "bring to nothing," instead of "I will conceal." "Words which originally applied to those who assumed to be the guides of the Jewish race (Isaiah 29:14), apply with greater force to those who would presume to be Christian leaders.

Verse 19. - It is written. This formula (1 Corinthians 1:31; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 3:19; 1 Corinthians 9:9; 1 Corinthians 10:7; 1 Corinthians 15:45; 2 Corinthians 8:15) is chiefly used in letters to Churches in which there were many Jews. This is a free citation from the LXX. of Isaiah 29:14 (the same thought is found in Job 5:12, 13; see too Matthew 11:25). The original passage refers to penal judgments from the Assyrians, which would test the false prophets of Israel. 1:17-25 Paul had been bred up in Jewish learning; but the plain preaching of a crucified Jesus, was more powerful than all the oratory and philosophy of the heathen world. This is the sum and substance of the gospel. Christ crucified is the foundation of all our hopes, the fountain of all our joys. And by his death we live. The preaching of salvation for lost sinners by the sufferings and death of the Son of God, if explained and faithfully applied, appears foolishness to those in the way to destruction. The sensual, the covetous, the proud, and ambitious, alike see that the gospel opposes their favourite pursuits. But those who receive the gospel, and are enlightened by the Spirit of God, see more of God's wisdom and power in the doctrine of Christ crucified, than in all his other works. God left a great part of the world to follow the dictates of man's boasted reason, and the event has shown that human wisdom is folly, and is unable to find or retain the knowledge of God as the Creator. It pleased him, by the foolishness of preaching, to save them that believe. By the foolishness of preaching; not by what could justly be called foolish preaching. But the thing preached was foolishness to wordly-wise men. The gospel ever was, and ever will be, foolishness to all in the road to destruction. The message of Christ, plainly delivered, ever has been a sure touchstone by which men may learn what road they are travelling. But the despised doctrine of salvation by faith in a crucified Saviour, God in human nature, purchasing the church with his own blood, to save multitudes, even all that believe, from ignorance, delusion, and vice, has been blessed in every age. And the weakest instruments God uses, are stronger in their effects, than the strongest men can use. Not that there is foolishness or weakness in God, but what men consider as such, overcomes all their admired wisdom and strength.
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