1 Corinthians 1:28
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English Standard Version
God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,

King James Bible
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

American Standard Version
and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, yea and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the base things of the world, and the things that are contemptible, hath God chosen, and things that are not, that he might bring to nought things that are:

English Revised Version
and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, yea and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are:

Webster's Bible Translation
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are:

Weymouth New Testament
and the things which the world regards as base, and those which it sets utterly at nought--things that have no existence--God has chosen in order to reduce to nothing things that do exist;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Base (ὠγενῆ)

Of no family. The reverse of εὐγενεῖς noble.

Despised (ἐξουθενημένα)

Lit., set at nought. Not merely despised, but expressly branded with contempt. See Luke 23:11.

1 Corinthians 1:28 Parallel Commentaries

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things which.

Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who vivifies the dead...

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you...

to bring.

1 Corinthians 2:6 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world...

Deuteronomy 28:63 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you...

Job 34:19,20,24 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor...

Psalm 32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusts in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree...

Isaiah 2:11,17 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down...

Isaiah 17:13,14 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off...

Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand...

Isaiah 41:12 You shall seek them, and shall not find them, even them that contended with you: they that war against you shall be as nothing...

Daniel 2:34,35,44,45 You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image on his feet that were of iron and clay...

Revelation 18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors...

Cross References
Job 34:19
who shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?

Romans 4:17
as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"--in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

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 2:6
Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.

2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.

Hebrews 2:14
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,

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