1 Corinthians 1


Paul Gives Thanks

1Paul, a chosen apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Sosthenes the brother, 2to the assembly of God, to the one being in Corinth, having been sanctified in Christ Jesus, chosen holy ones, with all the ones calling upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both theirs and ours. 3Favor to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4I give thanks to my God at all times for you, for the favor of God, to the one being given to you in Christ Jesus; 5that in everything you were enriched in him in all word and in all knowledge; 6as the testimony of the Christ was firmed up in you, 7so that you be not lacking in not one favor; awaiting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8who also will firm up you unto the end, without reproach in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9Trustworthy is God through whom you were called into a fellowship of his son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Divisions among the Brethren

10And I appeal to you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that [4the 5same thing 1you should 3say 2all], and there should be no [2among 3you 1splits]; but that you should be readying yourselves with the same mind, and with the same opinion. 11For it was made manifest to me concerning you, my brethren, by the ones of Chloe, that [2strifes 3among 4you 1there are]. 12And I say this, that each of you says, I indeed am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ. 13Has [3been portioned 1the 2Christ]? Was Paul crucified for you? Or in the name of Paul were you immersed? 14I give thanks to God that not one of you I immersed except Crispus and Gaius, 15that not any should say that in my name he was immersed. 16And I immersed also the house of Stephanas; the rest I do not know if any other I immersed. 17[3did not 1For 4send 5me 2Christ] to immerse, but to announce good news; not in wisdom of word, lest [5should be an empty work 1the 2cross 3of the 4Christ].

Christ -- God's Power and Wisdom

18 For the word, the one of the cross, to the ones indeed perishing is moronishness; but to the ones being preserved, to us [2the power 3of God 1it is]. 19For it has been written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; and the understanding of the experts I will disregard. 20Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this eon? Did not [2make moronish 1God] the wisdom of this world? 21For since in the wisdom of God [3did not 4know 1the 2world 6through 7wisdom 5God], [2thought well 1God] through the moronishness of the proclamation to deliver the ones believing. 22Since both Jews [2a sign 1ask for], and Greeks [2by wisdom 1seek]; 23but we proclaim Christ being crucified, to Jews indeed an obstacle, and to Greeks moronishness; 24but to these the chosen, both Jews and Greeks, Christ, God's power and God's wisdom. 25For the moronish of God [2wiser than 3the wisdom 4of men 1is]; and the weakness of God [2stronger than 3the strength 4of men 1is]. 26For you see your calling, brethren, that there are not many wise according to flesh, not many mighty, not many well-born. 27But the moronish of the world God chose, that the wise should be disgraced; and the weak of the world God chose, that [3should be disgraced 1the 2strong]. 28And the ignoble of the world, and the ones being treated with contempt God chose, and the things not being; that the things being he should render useless; 29so that [3should not 4boast 1all 2flesh] before him. 30[4of 5him 1But 2you 3are] in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God, both righteousness and sanctification and release by ransom; 31that, as it has been written, The one boasting, [2in 3the Lord 1let him boast]!
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