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1 Corinthians 1:20-23 New King James Version (NKJV)

20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the [a]disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a [b]stumbling block and to the [c]Greeks foolishness,

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:20 debater
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:23 Gr. skandalon, offense
  3. 1 Corinthians 1:23 NU Gentiles
New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Corinthians 1:20-23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 Where is the wise person? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has God not made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God [a]was pleased through the foolishness of the [b]message preached to save those who believe. 22 For indeed Jews ask for [c]signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23 but we preach [d]Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness,

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:21 Or resolved
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:21 Lit preaching
  3. 1 Corinthians 1:22 Or confirming miracles
  4. 1 Corinthians 1:23 I.e., the Messiah
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1 Corinthians 1:20-23 Amplified Bible (AMP)

20 Where is the wise man (philosopher)? Where is the scribe (scholar)? Where is the debater (logician, orator) of this age? Has God not exposed the foolishness of this world’s wisdom? 21 For since the world through all its [earthly] wisdom failed to recognize God, God in His wisdom was well-pleased through the [a]foolishness of the message preached [regarding salvation] to save those who believe [in Christ and welcome Him as Savior]. 22 For Jews demand signs (attesting miracles), and Greeks pursue [worldly] wisdom and philosophy, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, [a message which is] to Jews a stumbling block [that provokes their opposition], and to Gentiles foolishness [just utter nonsense],

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:21 The straightforward message of salvation seemed foolish to unbelievers.
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1 Corinthians 1:20-23 New International Version (NIV)

20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,

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1 Corinthians 1:20-23 King James Version (KJV)

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?

21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

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