1 Corinthians 1:26
Good News Translation
Now remember what you were, my friends, when God called you. From the human point of view few of you were wise or powerful or of high social standing.

Contemporary English Version
My dear friends, remember what you were when God chose you. The people of this world didn't think that many of you were wise. Only a few of you were in places of power, and not many of you came from important families.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For see your vocation, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble.

New American Bible
Consider your own calling, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For see your vocation, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble.

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1 Corinthians 1:20 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?

1 Corinthians 2:3-6,13 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:18-20 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. . . .

Zephaniah 3:12 And I will leave in the midst of thee a poor and needy people: and they shall hope in the name of the Lord.

Matthew 11:25,26 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. . . .

Luke 10:21 In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight.

John 7:47-49 The Pharisees therefore answered them: Are you also seduced? . . .

James 3:13-17 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom. . . .

not many mighty.

Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having diligently attained to all things from the beginning, to write to thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

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Luke 18:24,25 And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God . . .

John 4:46-53 He came again therefore into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain ruler, whose son was sick at Capharnaum. . . .

John 19:38,39 And after these things, Joseph of Arimathea (because he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews), besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. And Pilate gave leave. He came therefore and took away the body of Jesus. . . .

Acts 13:7,12 Who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, a prudent man. He, sending for Barnabas and Saul, desired to hear the word of God. . . .

Acts 17:34 But certain men, adhering to him, did believe: among whom was also Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.

Philippians 4:22 The brethren who are with me salute you. All the saints salute you: especially they that are of Caesar's household.

James 1:9-11 But let the brother of low condition glory in his exaltation: . . .

James 2:5 Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?

2 John 1:1 The Ancient to the lady Elect and her children, whom I love in the truth: and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth,

Context
Wisdom from God
25For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26For see your vocation, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble. 27But 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.…
Cross References
Job 37:24
Therefore men shall fear him, and all that seem to themselves to be wise, shall not dare to behold him.

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones.

Romans 11:29
For the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance.

1 Corinthians 1:20
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?

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.

Additional Translations
Brothers, consider the time of your calling: Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were powerful; not many were of noble birth.

For consider your calling, brothers, that not many were wise according to the flesh, not many powerful, not many of noble birth.

For you see your calling, brothers, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called :

For consider your calling, brethren, that [there are] not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many high-born.

For behold your calling, brethren, how that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called:

For consider, brethren, God's call to you. Not many who are wise with merely human wisdom, not many of position and influence, not many of noble birth have been called.

For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;

for see your calling, brethren, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;
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