Become a fool to be truly wise

1 Corinthians 3 New Living Translation


16 Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives inc you? 17 God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.18 Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world’s standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.”d 20 And again, “The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise; he knows they are worthless.”e

Footnotes:
c 3:16 Or among.
d 3:19 Job 5:13.
e 3:20 Ps 94:11.

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