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So then, where does that leave the wise? or the scholars? or the skillful debaters of this world? God has shown that this world's wisdom is foolishness!
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Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
is the wise.
Isaiah 33:18 Thy heart shall meditate fear: where is the learned? where is he that pondered the words of the law? where is the teacher of little ones?
Isaiah 53:1 Who a hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
1 Corinthians 1:19 For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject.
2 Samuel 15:31 And it was told David that Achitophel also was in the conspiracy with Absalom, and David said: Infatuate, O Lord, I beseech thee, the counsel of Achitophel.
2 Samuel 16:23 Now the counsel of Achitophel, which he gave in those days, was as if a man should consult God: so was all the counsel of Achitophel, both when he was with David, and when he was with Absalom.
2 Samuel 17:14,23 And Absalom, and all the men of Israel said: The counsel of Chusai the Arachite is better than the counsel of Achitophel: and by the will of the Lord the profitable counsel of Achitophel was defeated, that the Lord might bring evil upon Absalom. . . .
Job 12:17,20,24 He bringeth counsellors to a foolish end, and judges to insensibility. . . .
Isaiah 44:25 That make void the tokens of diviners, and make the soothsayers mad. That turn the wise backward, and that make their knowledge foolish.
Romans 1:22 For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
ContextThe Message of the Cross
…19For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. 20Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21For, seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world, by wisdom, knew not God, it pleased God, by the foolishness of our preaching, to save them that believe.…
He bringeth counsellors to a foolish end, and judges to insensibility.
The princes of Tanis are become fools, the wise counsellors of Pharao have given foolish counsel: how will you say to Pharao: I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
Thy heart shall meditate fear: where is the learned? where is he that pondered the words of the law? where is the teacher of little ones?
That make void the tokens of diviners, and make the soothsayers mad. That turn the wise backward, and that make their knowledge foolish.
Who shall not fear thee, O king of nations? for thine is the glory: among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms there is none like unto thee.
And he that received the seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choketh up the word, and he becometh fruitless.
Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
And certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics disputed with him. And some said: What is it that this word sower would say? But others: He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods. Because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made. His eternal power also and divinity: so that they are inexcusable.
For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
1 Corinthians 1:26
For see your vocation, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble.
1 Corinthians 1:27
But the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the wise: and the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the strong.
1 Corinthians 1:28
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:
1 Corinthians 2:6
Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought.
1 Corinthians 2:8
Which none of the princes of this world knew. For if they had known it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.
1 Corinthians 6:2
Know you not that the saints shall judge this world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1 Corinthians 11:32
But whilst we are judged, we are chastised by the Lord, that we be not condemned with this world.
Adulterers, know you not that the friendship of this world is the enemy of God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world becometh an enemy of God.
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