1 Corinthians 1:28
Modern Translations
New International Version
God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things--and the things that are not--to nullify the things that are,

New Living Translation
God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.

English Standard Version
God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,

Berean Study Bible
He chose the lowly and despised things of the world, and the things that are not, to nullify the things that are,

New American Standard Bible
and the insignificant things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,

NASB 1995
and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,

NASB 1977
and the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen, the things that are not, that He might nullify the things that are,

Amplified Bible
God has selected [for His purpose] the insignificant (base) things of the world, and the things that are despised and treated with contempt, [even] the things that are nothing, so that He might reduce to nothing the things that are,

Christian Standard Bible
God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world —what is viewed as nothing—to bring to nothing what is viewed as something,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world--what is viewed as nothing--to bring to nothing what is viewed as something,

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.

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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God chose what the world considers ordinary and what it despises-what it considers to be nothing-in order to destroy what it considers to be something.

International Standard Version
And God chose what is insignificant in the world, what is despised, what is nothing, in order to destroy what is something,

NET Bible
God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something,
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

New King James Version
and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,

King James 2000 Bible
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:

New Heart English Bible
And God chose the lowly of the world, and the despised, what is considered to be nothing, to bring to nothing what is considered to be something,

World English Bible
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:

American King James Version
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:

American Standard Version
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:

A Faithful Version
And the low-born of the world, and the despised has God chosen--even the things that are counted as nothing--in order that He might bring to nothing the things that are;

Darby Bible Translation
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;

English Revised Version
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:

Webster's Bible Translation
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:

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And vile things of the worlde and thinges which are despised, hath God chosen, and thinges which are not, to bring to nought thinges that are,

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And vnnoble thynges of the worlde, & thinges which are despysed, hath God chosen, yea and thinges which are not, to bryng to naught thynges that are:

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And the vyle and despysed before the worlde hath God chosen, yee and that which is nothinge, that he mighte destroye that which is oughte,

Tyndale Bible of 1526
And vile thinges of the worlde and thinges which are despysed hath God chosen yee and thinges of no reputacion for to brynge to nought thinges of reputacion
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and God chose the base things of the world, and the things despised, and the things that are not, that He may make useless the things that are—

Berean Literal Bible
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,

Young's Literal Translation
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 --

Smith's Literal Translation
And the ignoble things of the world, and the despised things, has God chosen, and things not being, that the things being he might leave unemployed:

Literal Emphasis Translation
And God has chosen the ignoble of the world and the despised things, even the things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,

Catholic Translations
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:

Catholic Public Domain Version
And God has chosen the ignoble and contemptible of the world, those who are nothing, so that he may reduce to nothing those who are something.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he has chosen those of low descent in the world and the rejects and those who are nothing, to nullify those who are,

Lamsa Bible
And he has chosen those of humble families in the world, and the lowly, and those who are insignificant, in order to belittle those who consider themselves important,

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
and the ignoble things of the world, and the things that are despised, has God chosen, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought things that are;

Godbey New Testament
and God has chosen the base-born of the world, and those of no reputation, the things which are not, that He may set at nought the things which are,

Haweis New Testament
and the ignoble things of the world, and the despicable, hath God elected, and the things that are not, to bring to nought the things which are,

Mace New Testament
those who were looked upon by the world as vile, as despicable, as nothing, these has God chosen to reduce their sufficiency to nothing.

Weymouth New Testament
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;

Worrell New Testament
and the base things of the world, and things despised, did God choose, and the things that are not, that He might bring to nought the things that are;

Worsley New Testament
and things in the opinion of the world ignoble, and despicable, and accounted as nothing, hath God chosen, to abolish things that are in esteem among men;








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