1 Corinthians 1

ABU(i) 1 PAUL, a called apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Sosthenes the brother, 2 to the church of God which is at Corinth, those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; 5 that in everything ye were made rich in him, in all utterance and all knowledge; 6 according as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you; 7 so that ye are behind in no gift, waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ; 8 who will also confirm you unto the end, unaccused in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 10 But I beseech you, brethren, by 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 made complete in the same mind, and in the same judgment. 11 For it was made known to me concerning you, my brethren; by those of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 And I mean this, that each of you says, 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 immersed in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I immersed none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 15 that no one may say that I immersed in my own name. 16 And I immersed also the household of Stephanas; besides, I know not whether I immersed any other. 17 For Christ did not send me to immerse, but to preach the glad tidings; not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to those who perish, foolishness; but to us who are saved, it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And will bring to nothing the prudence of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Did not God make foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom knew not God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe; 22 since Jews require signs, and Greeks seek after wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling-block, and to Gentiles foolishness, 24 but to those who are the 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 see your calling, brethren, that not many are wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame the wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things which are strong; 28 and the base things of the world, and the things which are despised, did God choose, and the things which are not, that he might bring to naught things that are; 29 that no flesh should glory before God. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who from God was made wisdom to us, both righteousness and sanctification, and redemption; 31 that, according as it is written: He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.