1 Corinthians 1:29

That no flesh should glory in his presence.
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AD 400
Under the judgment of God the wisdom of the flesh can only blush at its miscalculations. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
Paul’s intention is perfectly clear—to accost the pride of man, that no one should take glory in human works and that no one should glory in himself.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Glory in his sight. God wished it to be known, that the establishment of his Church was not the work of human wisdom or power, but of the omnipotent power of his divinity. (Calmet) We may here admire, (

Irenaeus of Lyons

AD 202
And that he might always continue glorifying God, and giving thanks without ceasing, for that salvation which he has derived from Him, "that no flesh should glory in the Lord's presence; "

John Chrysostom

AD 407
For God Himself has shown that it is not possible we should be saved only by ourselves: and this He did from the beginning. For neither then could men be saved by themselves; but it required their compassing the beauty of the heaven, and the extent of the earth, and the mass of creation besides; if so they might be led by the hand to the great artificer of all the works. And He did this, repressing beforehand the self-conceit which was after to arise. Just as if a master who had given his scholar charge to follow wheresoever he might lead, when he sees him forestalling, and desiring to learn all things of himself, should permit him to go quite astray; and when he has proved him incompetent to acquire the knowledge, should thereupon at length introduce to him what himself has to teach: so God also commanded in the beginning to trace Him by the idea which the creation gives; but since they would not, He, after showing by the experiment that they are not sufficient for themselves, conduct...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
God did not just choose the unlearned, but also the needy, the contemptible and the obscure, in order to humble those in high places.

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
(the Creator) in the process of confusing opposites by their opposites, so that "no flesh shall glory; but, as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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