Thomson(i) 1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Sosthenes the brother, 2 to the congregation of God which is at Corinth; to them who are hallowed by Christ Jesus; called to be holy, together with all those in every place who invoke the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3 favour be to you, and peace from God our father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God always with respect to you, for the favour of God which is granted you by Christ Jesus, 5 that in every thing you have been enriched by him with all doctrine and with all knowledge, 6 in the same manner as the testimony of Christ was confirmed among you; 7 so that you are not deficient in any gift during your waiting for the full manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 who will confirm you to the end, exempt from accusation in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful by whom you have been called to a fellowship in his son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 10 And I intreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in the same mind and in the same sentiment. 11 For I am informed respecting you, my brethren, by some of Chloe's family, that there are contentions among you; 12 I mean this, that every one of you saith, I am for Paul; and I am for Apollos; and I for Cephas; and I for Christ. 13 Is the Christ divided"? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized to the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, except Crispus and Gaius, 15 that none might say that I baptized to my own name. 16 I baptized also the household of Stephanas. I do not recollect that I baptized any other. 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to proclaim the glad tidings, not with wisdom of speech, that the cross of the Christ might not be rendered useless. 18 For this doctrine [the doctrine of the cross] is foolishness to them who perish; 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 abolish the understanding of the prudent." 20 Where is the wise? Where the scribe? Where the disputer of this age? Hath not God shewn the wisdom of this world to be folly? 21 For when, amidst the wisdom of God, the world did not, by means of that wisdom, know God; it pleased God by the foolishness of this proclamation to save them who believe; 22 so when the Jews demand a sign and the Greeks seek wisdom, 23 as for us, we proclaim a crucified Christ; to the Jews indeed a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness; 24 but to them who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God; 25 because this foolish thing of God is wiser than men, and this weak thing of God is stronger than men. 26 For observe, brethren, this call of you, that there are not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many of illustrious birth; 27 but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise; and the weak things of the world God hath made choice of to put to shame the strong 28 and the ignoble of this world, and those of no account, God hath chosen; nay, the very nothings, to put a stop to the operation of the things which are, 29 that no flesh might boast in his presence. 30 And it is owing to him that you are in Christ Jesus, who hath been made to us wisdom from God, namely, righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption, 31 so that as it is written, Let him who boasteth boast in the Lord."