1 Corinthians 1
Greeting1 Paul a called as an apostle b of Christ Jesus by God’s will c and Sosthenes our brother: d 2To God’s church at Corinth, e to those who are ▼
▼saint(s)/sanctification/sanctify/sanctified: The work of the Holy Spirit that separates believers in Jesus from the world; at the time of saving faith in Jesus, the believer is made a saint; therefore, all believers are saints. The believer participates with the Spirit in a process of transformation that continues until glorification. The goal of sanctification is progressive conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.sanctified g in Christ Jesus and called h as ▼
▼saint(s)/sanctification/sanctify/sanctified: The work of the Holy Spirit that separates believers in Jesus from the world; at the time of saving faith in Jesus, the believer is made a saint; therefore, all believers are saints. The believer participates with the Spirit in a process of transformation that continues until glorification. The goal of sanctification is progressive conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.saints, with all those in every place who call on the name j of Jesus Christ our Lord – both their Lord and ours. 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father k and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving4 I always thank l my God for you because of God’s grace given to you in Christ Jesus, 5 that by Him you were enriched m in everything – in all speech and all knowledge. n 6In this way, the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you, o 7so that you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait p for the revelation q of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8 He will also strengthen you to the end r so that you will be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. s 9 God is faithful; t you were called by Him u into fellowship with His Son v Jesus Christ our Lord.
Divisions at Corinth10 Now I urge you ▼
▼brother(s): The Greek word adelphoi can be used as a reference to males only or to groups that include males and females. It is the context of each usage that determines the proper meaning.brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction. 11 For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers, by members of Chloe’s household, that there is rivalry x among you. 12What I am saying is this: Each of you says, “I’m with Paul,” or “I’m with Apollos,” y or “I’m with ▼
▼Cephas: The Aramaic word for rock; it is parallel to the Greek word petros from which the English name Peter is derived; Jn 1:42; 1 Co 1:12.Cephas,” aa or “I’m with Christ.” ab 13Is Christ divided? ac Was it Paul who was crucified for you? Or were you baptized in Paul’s name? 14I thank God ▼
▼Other mss omit God, ▼
▼Or I am thankfulthat I baptized none of you except Crispus af and Gaius, ag 15so that no one can say you were baptized in my name. 16I did, in fact, baptize the household ah of Stephanas; ai beyond that, I don’t know if I baptized anyone else. 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to evangelize – not with clever words, so that the cross aj of Christ will not be emptied of its effect.
Christ the Power and Wisdom of God18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is God’s power to us who are being saved. ak 19 For it is written:I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and I will set aside the understanding of the experts. al , am
20 Where is the philosopher? ▼
▼Or wiseWhere is the scholar? Where is the debater of this age? ao Hasn’t God made the world’s wisdom foolish? 21 For since, in God’s wisdom, the ▼
▼world: The organized Satanic system that is opposed to God and hostile to Jesus and His followers. The non-Christian culture including governments, educational systems, and businessesworld did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached. 22 For the Jews ask for signs aq and the Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified ar a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles. ▼
▼Other mss read Greeks24 Yet to those who are called at both Jews and Greeks, Christ is God’s power and God’s wisdom, 25 because God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.
Boasting Only in the Lord26 Brothers, consider your calling: Not many are wise from a human perspective ▼
▼Lit wise according to the fleshnot many powerful av not many of noble birth. 27 Instead, God has chosen aw what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. 28 God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world ax – what is viewed as nothing – to bring to nothing what is viewed as something, 29so that no one ▼
▼Lit that not all fleshcan boast in His presence. az 30 But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us – our righteousness ba sanctification bb and ▼
▼redemption/redeemed: The deliverance from bondage by a payment or ransom (Mk 10:45; 1Pe 1:18-19)redemption bd 31in order that, as it is written: be The one who boasts must boast in the Lord. bf , bg
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