1 Corinthians 3:19
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English Standard Version
For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,”

King James Bible
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

American Standard Version
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.

English Revised Version
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:

Webster's Bible Translation
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Weymouth New Testament
This world's wisdom is "foolishness" in God's sight; for it is written, "He snares the wise with their own cunning."

1 Corinthians 3:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

He taketh (ὁ δρασσόμενος)

Cited from Job 5:13, but not following the Septuagint verbally. The verb occurs only here, meaning to grasp with the hand. Rev., more accurately, gives the force of the participle with the article, he that taketh. This is the only allusion to the book of Job in the New Testament, except James 5:11.

1 Corinthians 3:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the wisdom.

1 Corinthians 1:19,20 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent...

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...

Isaiah 19:11-14 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say you to Pharaoh...

Isaiah 29:14-16 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder...

Isaiah 44:25 That frustrates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; that turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

Romans 1:21,22 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

For.

Job 5:13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the fraudulent is carried headlong.

He.

Exodus 1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falls out any war...

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray you...

2 Samuel 16:23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counceled in those days, was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God...

2 Samuel 17:14,23 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel...

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

Psalm 7:14,15 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood...

Psalm 9:15,16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken...

Psalm 141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I with escape.

Cross References
Job 5:13
He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end.

Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.

Proverbs 21:30
No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.

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 4:6
I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.

Ephesians 4:14
so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

James 3:15
This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.

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