1 Corinthians 1:28
Good News Translation
He chose what the world looks down on and despises and thinks is nothing, in order to destroy what the world thinks is important.

Contemporary English Version
What the world thinks is worthless, useless, and nothing at all is what God has used to destroy what the world considers important.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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:

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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:

things which.

Romans 4:17 (As it is written: I have made thee a father of many nations), before God, whom he believed: who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things that are not, as those that are.

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become foolish. You have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended by you. For I have no way come short of them that are above measure apostles, although I be nothing.

to bring.

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.

Deuteronomy 28:63 And as the Lord rejoiced upon you before doing good to you, and multiplying you: so he shall rejoice destroying and bringing you to nought, so that you shall be taken away from the land which thou shalt go in to possess.

Job 34:19,20,24 Who accepteth not the persons of princes: nor hath regarded the tyrant, when he contended against the poor man: for all are the work of his hands. . . .

Psalm 32:10 Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy shall encompass him that hopeth in the Lord.

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus. . . .

Isaiah 2:11,17 The lofty eyes of man are humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be made to stoop: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. . . .

Isaiah 17:13,14 Nations shall make a noise like the noise of waters overflowing, but he shall rebuke him, and he shall flee far off: and he shall be carried away as the dust of the mountains before the wind, and as a whirlwind before a tempest. . . .

Isaiah 37:36 And the angel of the Lord went out and slew in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty-five thousand. And they arose in the morning, and behold they were all dead corpses.

Isaiah 41:12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find the men that resist thee: they shall be as nothing: and as a thing consumed the men that war against thee.

Daniel 2:34,35,44,45 Thus thou sawest, till a stone was cut out of a mountain without hands: and it struck the statue upon the feet thereof that were of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. . . .

Revelation 18:17 For in one hour are so great riches come to nought. And every shipmaster and all that sail into the lake, and mariners, and as many as work in the sea, stood afar off,

Context
Wisdom from God
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. 28And 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: 29That no flesh should glory in his sight.…
Cross References
Job 34:19
Who accepteth not the persons of princes: nor hath regarded the tyrant, when he contended against the poor man: for all are the work of his hands.

Romans 4:17
(As it is written: I have made thee a father of many nations), before God, whom he believed: who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things that are not, as those that are.

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 2:6
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.

2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then that wicked one shall be revealed: whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: him

Hebrews 2:14
Therefore because the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner hath been partaker of the same: that, through death, he might destroy him who had the empire of death, that is to say, the devil:

Additional Translations
He chose the lowly and despised things of the world, and the things that are not, to nullify the things that are,

and the low-born of the world, and the things being despised, God also chose--the things not being--that He might annul the things being,

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:

and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, yea and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are:

and the ignoble things of the world, and the despised, has God chosen, [and] things that are not, that he may annul the things that are;

and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, yea and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are:

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are:

and the things which the world regards as base, and those which it sets utterly at nought--things that have no existence--God has chosen in order to reduce to nothing things that do exist;

and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are:

and the base things of the world, and the things despised did God choose, and the things that are not, that the things that are He may make useless --
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