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1 Corinthians 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Christ Is Undivided

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Paul, called as an apostle of Jesus Christ [fn]by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

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To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, called as [fn]saints, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:

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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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I thank [fn]my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:5 - that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all word and all knowledge,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:6 - even as the witness about Christ was confirmed [fn]in you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:7 - so that you are not lacking in any gift, eagerly awaiting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:8 - who will also confirm you to the end, beyond reproach in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:9 - God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Now I exhort you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all [fn]agree and that there be no [fn]divisions among you, but that you be [fn]made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:11 - For I have been informed concerning you, my brothers, by Chloe’s people, that there are quarrels among you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:12 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:13 - [fn]Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized [fn]in the name of Paul?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:14 - [fn]I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:15 - so that no one would say you were baptized [fn]in my name.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:16 - Now I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any other.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:17 - For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to proclaim the gospel, not in wisdom of word, so that the cross of Christ will not be made empty.

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

(cf. Isa 29:14 )
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For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who [fn]are perishing, but to us who [fn]are being saved, it is the power of God.

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Where is the wise man? 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 through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased, through the foolishness of the [fn]message preached, to save those who believe.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:22 - For indeed Jews ask for [fn]signs and Greeks search for wisdom,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:23 - but we preach [fn]Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:24 - but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:25 - Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
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For [fn]consider your calling, brothers, that there were not many wise according to [fn]the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:27 - But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:28 - and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may abolish the things that are,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:29 - so that no flesh may boast before God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:30 - But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, [fn]and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:31 - so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE [fn]LORD.”
LSB Footnotes
Lit through
Or holy ones
Two early mss omit my
Or among
Lit speak the same thing
Lit schisms
Or united
Or Christ has been divided! or Christ is divided!
Lit into
Two early mss I give thanks that
Lit into
Or perish
Or are saved
Lit preaching
Or attesting miracles
Lit see
Human standards
Or both
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Jer 9:24

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