1 Corinthians 1
After his salutation and thanksgiving,
1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, [a] called apostle of Jesus Christ, by God's will, and Sosthenes the brother, 1 Corinthians 1:2 to the assembly of God which is in Corinth, to [those] sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all that in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both theirs and ours: 1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and [the] Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God always about you, in respect of the grace of God given to you in Christ Jesus; 1 Corinthians 1:5 that in everything ye have been enriched in him, in all word [of doctrine], and all knowledge, 1 Corinthians 1:6 (according as the testimony of the Christ has been confirmed in you,) 1 Corinthians 1:7 so that ye come short in no gift, awaiting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ; 1 Corinthians 1:8 who shall also confirm you to [the] end, unimpeachable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:9 God [is] faithful, by whom ye have been called into [the] fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
he exhorteth them to unity,
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all say the same thing, and that there be not among you divisions; but that ye be perfectly united in the same mind and in the same opinion. 1 Corinthians 1:11 For it has been shewn to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of [the house of] Chloe, that there are strifes among you.
and reproveth their dissensions.
1 Corinthians 1:12 But I speak of this, that each of you says, *I* am of Paul, and *I* of Apollos, and *I* of Cephas, and *I* of Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:13 Is the Christ divided? has Paul been crucified for you? or have ye been baptised unto the name of Paul? 1 Corinthians 1:14 I thank God that I have baptised none of you, unless Crispus and Gaius, 1 Corinthians 1:15 that no one may say that I have baptised unto my own name. 1 Corinthians 1:16 Yes, I baptised also the house of Stephanas; for the rest I know not if I have baptised any other. 1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ has not sent me to baptise, but to preach glad tidings; not in wisdom of word, that the cross of the Christ may not be made vain.
God destroyeth the wisdom of the wise,
1 Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but to us that are saved it is God's power. 1 Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the understanding of the understanding ones. 1 Corinthians 1:20 Where [is the] wise? where scribe? where disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
by the foolishness of preaching,
1 Corinthians 1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom has not known God, God has been pleased by the foolishness of the preaching to save those that believe. 1 Corinthians 1:22 Since Jews indeed ask for signs, and Greeks seek wisdom; 1 Corinthians 1:23 but *we* preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offence, and to nations foolishness; 1 Corinthians 1:24 but to those that [are] called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ God's power and God's wisdom. 1 Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
and calleth not for the wise, mighty, and noble,
1 Corinthians 1:26 For consider your calling, brethren, that [there are] not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many high-born.
but the foolish, weak, and men of no account.
1 Corinthians 1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things; 1 Corinthians 1:28 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; 1 Corinthians 1:29 so that no flesh should boast before God. 1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are *ye* in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and redemption; 1 Corinthians 1:31 that according as it is written, He that boasts, let him boast in [the] Lord.