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 1 Corinthians 1:17 - 31
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   Book of 1 Corinthians
   Chapter 1
1:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel - not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
 
1:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
 
1:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." F3
 
1:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
 
1:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
 
1:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom,
 
1:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
 
1:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
 
1:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.
 
1:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.
 
1:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
 
1:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things - and the things that are not - to nullify the things that are,
 
1:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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so that no one may boast before him.
 
1:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God - that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
 
1:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." F4
 

FOOTNOTES:
F3 Isaiah 29:14
F4 Jer. 9:24

 
 

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