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1 Corinthians 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Appeal to Unity

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

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To the church of God which is in Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, [fn]saints by calling, 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 speech and all knowledge,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:6 - just as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed [fn]in you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:7 - so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you eagerly await the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:8 - who will also [fn]confirm you to the end, blameless on 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 urge you, brothers and sisters, 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 and sisters, 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 [fn]with Paul,” [fn]or “I am [fn]with Apollos,” [fn]or “I am [fn]with [fn]Cephas,” [fn]or “I am [fn]with Christ.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:13 - [fn]Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized [fn]in the name of Paul?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:14 - I am thankful 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 - But I did baptize the household of Stephanas also; beyond that, I do not know if I baptized anyone else.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:17 - For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with [fn]cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made of no effect.

The 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 person? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has God not 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 [fn]was 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 - For the foolishness of God is wiser than mankind, and the weakness of God is stronger than mankind.
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For [fn]consider your calling, brothers and sisters, 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 [fn]insignificant things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:29 - so that no [fn]human may boast before God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:30 - But it is [fn]due to Him that 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 THE ONE WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit through
Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
Two early mss do not contain my
Or among
Or strengthen
Lit say the same thing
Lit schisms
Or united
Lit of
Lit and
Lit of
Lit and
Lit of
Peter’s Aramaic name
Lit and
Lit of
Or Christ has been divided! or Christ is divided!
Lit into
Lit into
I.e., persuasive rhetoric
Or perish
Or are saved
Or resolved
Lit preaching
Or confirming miracles
I.e., the Messiah
Lit see
I.e., human standards
Or lowly
Lit flesh
Lit from Him
Or both

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