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1 Corinthians 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:1 - Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:2 - To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:3 - Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:4 - I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:5 - that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:6 - even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you—

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:7 - so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:8 - who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:9 - God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:10 - I appeal to you, brothers,[fn] by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:11 - For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:12 - What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:13 - Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:14 - I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:15 - so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:16 - (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:17 - For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:18 - For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:19 - For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:20 - Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:21 - For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach[fn] to save those who believe.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:22 - For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:23 - but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:24 - but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:25 - For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:26 - For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,[fn] not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:27 - But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:28 - God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:29 - so that no human being[fn] might boast in the presence of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:30 - And because of him[fn] you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:31 - so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
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Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God’s family, the church; also verses 11, 26
Or the folly of preaching
Greek according to the flesh
Greek no flesh
Greek And from him

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