1 Paul, a called apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes the brother,
2 to the assembly of God which is at Corinth, sanctified in Christ Jesus, and called saints, with all, in every place, who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ??heir Lord and ours:
3 Grace be 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 speech and all knowledge; 6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you; 7 so that ye fall short in no gift, waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ; 8 Who will also confirm you unto the end, unaccusable 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 in the same mind, and in the same judgment. 11 For it was signified to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now I mean this: that each one of you is saying, "I am of Paul;" and "I of Apollos;" and "I of Cephas:" and "I of Christ!" 13 Hath Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye immersed into the name of Paul? 14 I am thankful that I immersed no one of you, except Crispus and Gaius; 15 lest some one should say that ye were immersed into my name. 16 And I immersed also the household of Stephanas; besides, I know not whether I immersed any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to immerse, but to proclaim the Gospel; not in wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made void.
18 For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing, foolishness; but to those who are being saved, it is the power of God. 19 For it has been written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning will I set aside."
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Hath not God made 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 seeing that both Jews ask for signs, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified; to the Jews, a stumbling-block, and to the gentiles foolishness; 24 but to those who 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 ye behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are chosen; 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 that are strong; 28 and the base things of the world, and things despised, did God choose, 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 to us wisdom from God, also righteousness, and holiness, and redemption; 31 that, even as it has been written, "He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."