1 Corinthians

ERV(i) 1 Paul, called [to be] an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother 2 unto the church of God which is at Corinth, [even] them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, their [Lord] and ours 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ 4 I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus 5 that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge 6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you 7 so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ 8 who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye be] unreproveable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ 9 God is faithful, through whom ye were called into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and [that] there be no divisions among you; but [that] ye be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment 11 For it hath been signified unto me concerning you, my brethren, by them [which are of the household] of Chloe, that there are contentions among you 12 Now this I mean, that each one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized into the name of Paul 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, save Crispus and Gaius 15 lest any man should say that ye were baptized into my name 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made void 18 For the word of the cross is to them that are perishing foolishness; but unto us which are being saved it is the power of God 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the prudence of the prudent will I reject 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world 21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom knew not God, it was God’s good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save them that believe 22 Seeing that Jews ask for signs, and Greeks seek after wisdom 23 but we preach Christ crucified, unto Jews a stumblingblock, and unto Gentiles foolishness 24 but unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men 26 For behold your calling, brethren, how that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called] 27 but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong 28 and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, [yea] and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are 29 that no flesh should glory before God 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption 31 that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord