1 Corinthians 1:25
Modern Translations
New International Version
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

New Living Translation
This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.

English Standard Version
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Berean Study Bible
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

New American Standard Bible
For the foolishness of God is wiser than mankind, and the weakness of God is stronger than mankind.

NASB 1995
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

NASB 1977
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Amplified Bible
[This is] because the foolishness of God [is not foolishness at all and] is wiser than men [far beyond human comprehension], and the weakness of God is stronger than men [far beyond the limits of human effort].

Christian Standard Bible
because God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

Contemporary English Version
Even when God is foolish, he is wiser than everyone else, and even when God is weak, he is stronger than everyone else.

Good News Translation
For what seems to be God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and what seems to be God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God's nonsense is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

International Standard Version
For God's nonsense is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

NET Bible
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

New King James Version
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

King James 2000 Bible
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

New Heart English Bible
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than man's, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's.

World English Bible
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

American King James Version
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

American Standard Version
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

A Faithful Version
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Darby Bible Translation
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

English Revised Version
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For the foolishnesse of God is wiser then men, and the weakenesse of God is stronger then men.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For the foolishnesse of God, is wiser then men, and the weakenesse of God, is stronger then men.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For the foolishnes of God is wyser then men: and the weaknes of God is stroger the men.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
For the folishnes of God is wyser then me: and the weakenes of God is stronger then men.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men;

Berean Literal Bible
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God stronger than men.

Young's Literal Translation
because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men;

Smith's Literal Translation
For the foolish thing of God is wiser than men; and the weak thing of God is stronger than men.

Literal Emphasis Translation
For the moron-ness of God is wiser than men and the weakness of God is mightier than men.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For what is foolishness to God is considered wise by men, and that which is weakness to God is considered strong by men.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the madness of God is wiser than humans and the weakness of God is stronger than humans.

Lamsa Bible
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Godbey New Testament
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Haweis New Testament
For this foolishness of God is wiser than men; and this weakness of God is stronger than men.

Mace New Testament
for this divine doctrine, as foolish and weak as men may think it, far surpasses all their wisdom, and baffles all their power.

Weymouth New Testament
Because that which the world deems foolish in God is wiser than men's wisdom, and that which it deems feeble in God is mightier than men's might.

Worrell New Testament
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Worsley New Testament
Because the foolishness of God, as they call it, is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.








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