New Living Translation
Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world's standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise.
King James Bible
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
Darby Bible Translation
Let no one deceive himself: if any one thinks himself to be wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he may be wise.
World English Bible
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
Young's Literal Translation
Let no one deceive himself; if any one doth seem to be wise among you in this age -- let him become a fool, that he may become wise,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:18 Let him become a fool in this world - Such as the world accounts so. That he may become wise - In God's account.
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"We are labourers together with God; ye are God's husbandry; ye are God's building."--1 COR. iii. 9. In this passage St. Paul is rebuking the Corinthians for that spirit of party which was dividing them into followers of this or that teacher and so destroying their unity in Christ. You do not belong, he says, to Paul or to Apollos; we have no claim upon you; ye are not to be called by our name: you are God's husbandry, and God's building, not ours; we are but labourers in His service and …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
On the Wisdom of this World
On the Interpretation of Scripture
The Existence of Merit
What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever.
The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God's word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced.
1 Corinthians 1:20
So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world's brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish.
1 Corinthians 3:17
God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
1 Corinthians 4:10
Our dedication to Christ makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed.
1 Corinthians 8:2
Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn't really know very much.
If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.
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