1 Corinthians 3:19
Good News Translation
For what this world considers to be wisdom is nonsense in God's sight. As the scripture says, "God traps the wise in their cleverness";

Contemporary English Version
This is because God considers the wisdom of this world to be foolish. It is just as the Scriptures say, "God catches the wise when they try to outsmart him."

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.

the wisdom.

1 Corinthians 1:19,20 For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. . . .

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.

Isaiah 19:11-14 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? . . .

Isaiah 29:14-16 Therefore behold I will proceed to cause an admiration in this people, by a great and wonderful miracle: for wisdom shall perish from their wise men, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. . . .

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 1:21,22 Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God or given thanks: but became vain in their thoughts. And their foolish heart was darkened. . . .

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Job 5:13 Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked:

He.

Exodus 1:10 Come let us wisely oppress them, lest they multiply: and if any war shall rise against us, join with our enemies, and having overcome us, depart out of the land.

Exodus 18:11 Now I know, that the Lord is great above all gods; because they dealt proudly against them.

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. . . .

Esther 7:10 So Aman was hanged on the gibbet, which he had prepared for Mardochai: and the king's wrath ceased.

Psalm 7:14,15 Behold he hath been in labour with injustice: he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth iniquity. . . .

Psalm 9:15,16 I will rejoice in thy salvation: the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they prepared. Their foot hath been taken in the very snare which they hid. . . .

Psalm 141:10 The wicked shall fall in his net: I am alone until I pass.

Context
Worldly Wisdom
18Let 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. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness. 20And again: The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.…
Cross References
Job 5:13
Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked:

Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of a discreet man is to understand his way: and the imprudence of fools erreth.

Proverbs 21:30
There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel against the Lord.

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 4:6
But these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollo, for your sakes: that in us you may learn that one be not puffed up against the other for another, above that which is written.

Ephesians 4:14
That henceforth we be no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the wickedness of men, by cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive.

James 3:15
For this is not wisdom, descending from above: but earthly, sensual, devilish.

Additional Translations
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness.”

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it has been written: "He is the One catching the wise in their craftiness."

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, He who takes the wise in their craftiness.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

This world's wisdom is "foolishness" in God's sight; for it is written, "He snares the wise with their own cunning."

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."

for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it hath been written, 'Who is taking the wise in their craftiness;'
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