Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible






And if some of the branches have been broken off, and thou, a wild olive, hast been grafted in among them, and become a partaker with them of the root and fatness of the olivetree, boast not over the branches; for if thou boast, thou dost not bear the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. read more.
Be it so. It was for their unbelief that they were broken off, and thou standest through thy faith; be not highminded, but fear. For if God spared the natural branches, take care lest he spare not thee.

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the preaching of the cross is to those who are perishing, foolishness, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nought the discernment of the discerning." read more.
Where is the wise man? Where the scribe? Where the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by its wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe; since even Jews ask for signs, and the Greeks seek for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumblingblock, and to gentiles foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider, brethren, who ye are that have been called; not many wise men after the fashion of the world, not many mighty, not many noble; but the foolish things of the world did God choose, to put to shame the wise; and the weak things of the world did God choose, to put to shame the things which are strong; and the mean things of the world, and the things which are despised, did God choose, the things which are not, to bring to nought things that are; that no flesh might glory before God. But from him it is that ye are in Christ Jesus, who from God was made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption; that, according as it is written, "He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."

And these things, brethren, I have transferred in a figure to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us ye may learn not to go beyond what is written, that no one of you may pride himself in one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou that thou didst not receive? But if thou didst receive it, why dost thou boast, as if thou hadst not received it?

For we do not venture to reckon ourselves among, or compare ourselves with, some of those who commend themselves; but they, measuring themselves among themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not wise. But we will not boast of things that are without our measure, but according to the measure of the line which God allotted us,a measure to reach even to you. For we do not stretch ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not to you; (for as far as even to you did we come, in the gospel of Christ;) read more.
not boasting of things that are without measure, in other mens labors, but having hope, when your faith is increased, that our line will through you be still further extended, so that we may preach the gospel in the regions beyond you; not boasting, in anothers line, of things made ready to our hand. But "he that boasteth, let him boast in the Lord." For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth.

For by grace ye have been saved, through faith; and this is not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any one should boast.