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28God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are,

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28. yea, and things which are notYea is not in the Greek. Also some of the oldest manuscripts omit "and." Thus the clause, "things which are not" (are regarded as naught), is in apposition with "foolish … weak … base (that is, lowborn) and despised things." God has chosen all four, though regarded as things that are not, to bring to naught things that are.