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 Corinthians 1:26)
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 Corinthians 1:27)
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 Corinthians 1:28)
so that no one may boast before him. (1 Corinthians 1:29)
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 Corinthians 1:30)
Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31)
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