1 Corinthians 1 ©
After saluting the church at Corinth, and thanking God for his grace toward them, Paul exhorteth them to unity, and reproveth their dissensions. The plain doctrine of the gospel, however foolish in the eyes of the world, is the power and wisdom of God to the salvation of believers. God, to take away human boasting, hath not called the wise, the mighty, the noble; but the foolish, the weak, the despised among men. Christ is our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
eUnto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that fare sanctified in Christ Jesus, gcalled to be hsaints, with iall that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
Who shall also qconfirm you unto the end, that ye may be rblameless in sthe day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Now I vbeseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, wthat ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no 2divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
But pwe preach qChrist crucified, runto the Jews a sstumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
For ye see your xcalling, brethren, how that ynot many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
But zGod hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
And *base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and athings which are not, bto bring to nought things that are:
But of him are ye din Christ Jesus, who eof God is made unto us fwisdom, and grighteousness, and hsanctification, and iredemption: