1 Corinthians 1:21
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
For sinceἐπειδὴ
(epeidē)
1894: when now, seeing thatfrom epei and
in the wisdomσοφίᾳ
(sophia)
4678: skill, wisdomfrom sophos
of Godθεοῦ
(theou)
2316: God, a godof uncertain origin
the worldκόσμος
(kosmos)
2889: order, the worlda prim. word
throughδιὰ
(dia)
1223: through, on account of, because ofa prim. preposition
its wisdomσοφίας
(sophias)
4678: skill, wisdomfrom sophos
did not [come to] knowἔγνω
(egnō)
1097: to come to know, recognize, perceivefrom a prim. root gnó-
God,θεόν
(theon)
2316: God, a godof uncertain origin
Godθεὸς
(theos)
2316: God, a godof uncertain origin
was well-pleasedεὐδόκησεν
(eudokēsen)
2106: to think well of, i.e. to be well-pleasedfrom eu and dokeó
throughδιὰ
(dia)
1223: through, on account of, because ofa prim. preposition
the foolishnessμώριας
(mōrias)
3472: foolishnessfrom móros
of the message preachedκηρύγματος
(kērugmatos)
2782: a proclamationfrom kérussó
to saveσῶσαι
(sōsai)
4982: to savefrom sós (safe, well)
thoseτῇ
(tē)
3588: thethe def. art.
who believe.πιστεύοντας
(pisteuontas)
4100: to believe, entrustfrom pistis







KJV Lexicon
επειδη  conjunction
epeide  ep-i-day':  since now, i.e. (of time) when, or (of cause) whereas -- after that, because, for (that, -asmuch as), seeing, since.
γαρ  conjunction
gar  gar:  assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
εν  preposition
en  en:  in, at, (up-)on, by, etc.
τη  definite article - dative singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
σοφια  noun - dative singular feminine
sophia  sof-ee'-ah:  wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual) -- wisdom.
του  definite article - genitive singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
θεου  noun - genitive singular masculine
theos  theh'-os:  a deity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very -- exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
ουκ  particle - nominative
ou  oo:  no or not -- + long, nay, neither, never, no (man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but.
εγνω  verb - second aorist active indicative - third person singular
ginosko  ghin-oce'-ko:  to know (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed)
ο  definite article - nominative singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
κοσμος  noun - nominative singular masculine
kosmos  kos'-mos:  orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally) -- adorning, world.
δια  preposition
dia  dee-ah':  through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
της  definite article - genitive singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
σοφιας  noun - genitive singular feminine
sophia  sof-ee'-ah:  wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual) -- wisdom.
τον  definite article - accusative singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
θεον  noun - accusative singular masculine
theos  theh'-os:  a deity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very -- exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
ευδοκησεν  verb - aorist active indicative - third person singular
eudokeo  yoo-dok-eh'-o:  to think well of, i.e. approve (an act); specially, to approbate (a person or thing) -- think good, (be well) please(-d), be the good (have, take) pleasure, be willing.
ο  definite article - nominative singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
θεος  noun - nominative singular masculine
theos  theh'-os:  a deity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very -- exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
δια  preposition
dia  dee-ah':  through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
της  definite article - genitive singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
μωριας  noun - genitive singular feminine
moria  mo-ree'-ah:  silliness, i.e. absurdity -- foolishness.
του  definite article - genitive singular neuter
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
κηρυγματος  noun - genitive singular neuter
kerugma  kay'-roog-mah:  a proclamation (especially of the gospel; by implication, the gospel itself) -- preaching.
σωσαι  verb - aorist active middle or passive deponent
sozo  sode'-zo:  to save, i.e. deliver or protect -- heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.
τους  definite article - accusative plural masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
πιστευοντας  verb - present active passive - accusative plural masculine
pisteuo  pist-yoo'-o:  to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ)
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

King James Bible
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For since, in God's wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached.

International Standard Version
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe through the nonsense of our preaching.

NET Bible
For since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe by the foolishness of preaching.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And because, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God by wisdom, God was willing that by the insanity of preaching he would give life to those who believe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The world with its wisdom was unable to recognize God in terms of his own wisdom. So God decided to use the nonsense of the Good News we speak to save those who believe.

King James 2000 Bible
For since in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
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