1 Corinthians 1
After his salutation and thanksgiving,
1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, a called apostle of Jesus Christ, through the will of God, and Sosthenes the brother, 1 Corinthians 1:2 to the assembly of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all those calling upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every placeboth 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 give thanks to my God always concerning you for the grace of God that was given to you in Christ Jesus, 1 Corinthians 1:5 that in every thing ye were enriched in him, in all discourse and all knowledge, 1 Corinthians 1:6 according as the testimony of the Christ was confirmed in you, 1 Corinthians 1:7 so that ye are not behind in any gift, waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Corinthians 1:8 who also shall confirm you unto the endunblamable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ; 1 Corinthians 1:9 faithful [is] God, through whom ye were called to the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
he exhorteth them to unity,
1 Corinthians 1:10 And I call upon you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that the same thing ye may all say, and there may not be divisions among you, and ye may be perfected in the same mind, and in the same judgment, 1 Corinthians 1:11 for it was signified to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe, that contentions are among you;
and reproveth their dissensions.
1 Corinthians 1:12 and I say this, that each one of you saith, 'I, indeed, am of Paul''and I of Apollos,''and I of Cephas,''and I of Christ.' 1 Corinthians 1:13 Hath the Christ been divided? was Paul crucified for you? or to the name of Paul were ye baptized; 1 Corinthians 1:14 I give thanks to God that no one of you did I baptize, except Crispus and Gaius 1 Corinthians 1:15 that no one may say that to my own name I did baptize; 1 Corinthians 1:16 and I did baptize also Stephanas' householdfurther, I have not known if I did baptize any other. 1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, butto proclaim good news; not in wisdom of discourse, that the cross of the Christ may not be made of none effect;
God destroyeth the wisdom of the wise,
1 Corinthians 1:18 for the word of the cross to those indeed perishing is foolishness, and to usthose being savedit is the power of God, 1 Corinthians 1:19 for it hath been written, 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nought;' 1 Corinthians 1:20 where [is] the wise? where the scribe? where a disputer of this age? did not God make foolish the wisdom of this world?
by the foolishness of preaching,
1 Corinthians 1:21 for, seeing in the wisdom of God the world through the wisdom knew not God, it did please God through the foolishness of the preaching to save those believing. 1 Corinthians 1:22 Since also Jews ask a sign, and Greeks seek wisdom, 1 Corinthians 1:23 also wewe preach Christ crucified, to Jews, indeed, a stumbling-block, and to Greeks foolishness, 1 Corinthians 1:24 and to those calledboth Jews and GreeksChrist the power of God, and the wisdom of God, 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 see your calling, brethren, that not many [are] wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;
but the foolish, weak, and men of no account.
1 Corinthians 1:27 but the foolish things of the world did God choose, that the wise He may put to shame; and the weak things of the world did God choose that He may put to shame the strong; 1 Corinthians 1:28 and the base things of the world, and the things despised did God choose, and the things that are not, that the things that are He may make useless 1 Corinthians 1:29 that no flesh may glory before Him; 1 Corinthians 1:30 and of Him yeye are in Christ Jesus, who became to us from God wisdom, righteousness also, and sanctification, and redemption, 1 Corinthians 1:31 that, according as it hath been written, 'He who is gloryingin the Lord let him glory.'