English Standard Version
For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
King James Bible
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
American Standard Version
For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called :
For see your vocation, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble:
English Revised Version
For behold your calling, brethren, how that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
Webster's Bible Translation
For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called:
Weymouth New Testament
For consider, brethren, God's call to you. Not many who are wise with merely human wisdom, not many of position and influence, not many of noble birth have been called.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Not condition of life, but your calling by God; not depending on wisdom, power, or lineage.
Of high birth. So originally, though as Greece became democratic, it came to signify merely the better sort of freemen. Plato applies it to the children of native Athenians ("Menexenus," 237). Aeschylus makes Clytaemnestra say to the captive Cassandra that if slavery must befall one there is an advantage in having masters of ancient family property instead of those who have become unexpectedly rich ("Agamemnon," 1010).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
not many mighty.
Therefore men fear him; he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit."
At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
1 Corinthians 2:8
None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
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