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1st Corinthians 1

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CHAPTER 1
1Paul, called apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Sosthenes, brother,
2to the church of God that is at Corinth, to them that be hallowed in Christ Jesus, and called saints, with all that inwardly call [or in-call] the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, in each place of them and of ours,
3grace to you and peace of God, our Father, and of the Lord Jesus Christ.
4I do thankings to my God ever-more for you, in the grace of God that is given to you in Christ Jesus.
5For in all things ye be made rich in him, in each word, and in each knowing, [or science],
6as the witnessing of Christ is confirmed in you;
7so that nothing fail to you in any grace, that abide the showing [or the revelation] of our Lord Jesus Christ;
8which also shall confirm you into the end without crime, [or great sin], in the day of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9A true God [or Forsooth God is true], by whom ye be called into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
10But, brethren, I beseech you, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all say the same thing, and that dissensions, [or schisms, or divisions, or discords], be not among you; but be ye perfect in the same wit, and in the same knowing.
11For, my brethren, it is told to me of them that be at Chloe’s, that strives be among you.
12And I say that, that each of you saith, For I am of Paul, and I am of Apollos, and I am of Cephas, [that is, Peter], but I am of Christ.
13Whether Christ is parted? whether Paul was crucified for you, either ye be baptized in the name of Paul?
14I do thankings to my God, that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
15lest any man say, that ye be baptized in my name.
16And I baptized also the house of Stephanas, but I know not, that I baptized any other.
17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel [or to evangelize]; not in wisdom of word, that the cross of Christ be not voided away.
18For the word of the cross is folly to them that perish; but to them that be made safe, that is to say, to us, it is the virtue of God.
19For it is written, I shall destroy the wisdom of wise men, and I shall reprove the prudence of prudent men.
20Where is the wise man? where is the wise lawyer? [or where is the writer, or the man of law?] where is the purchaser of this world? Whether God hath not made the wisdom of this world fond? [or foolish?]
21For the world, in wisdom of God, knew not God by wisdom, [or For why for in the wisdom of God, the world knew not God by wisdom], it pleased to God, by [the] folly of preaching, to make them safe that believed.
22For Jews seek signs, and Greeks seek wisdom;
23but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews cause of stumbling, and to heathen men folly;
24but to those Jews and Greeks that be called, we preach Christ the virtue of God, and the wisdom of God.
25For that that is folly thing of God, is wiser than men; and that that is the feeble, [or frail], thing of God, is stronger than men.
26But, brethren, see ye your calling; for not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble.
27But God chose those things that be fond [or foolish] of the world, to confound wise men; and God chose the feeble, [or frail], things of the world, to confound the strong things;
28and God chose the unnoble things and despisable things of the world, and those things that be not, to destroy those things that be;
29that each man have not glory in his sight.
30But of him ye be in Christ Jesus, which is made of God to us wisdom, and rightwiseness, and holiness, and again-buying;
31that, as it is written, He that glorieth, have glory in the Lord.
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1Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, 2to the assembly of God which is at Corinth; those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both theirs and ours: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4I always thank my God concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; 5that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge; 6even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7so that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ; 8who will also confirm you until the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. 10Now I beg you, brothers,#The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.” through the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11For it has been reported to me concerning you, my brothers, by those who are from Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. 12Now I mean this, that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” “I follow Apollos,” “I follow Cephas,” and, “I follow Christ.” 13Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul? 14I thank God that I baptized none of you, except Crispus and Gaius, 15so that no one should say that I had baptized you into my own name. 16(I also baptized the household of Stephanas; besides them, I don’t know whether I baptized any other.) 17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Good News—not in wisdom of words, so that the cross of Christ wouldn’t be made void. 18For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing.”#Isaiah 29:14
20Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn’t God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn’t know God, it was God’s good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe. 22For Jews ask for signs, Greeks seek after wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified; a stumbling block to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks, 24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble; 27but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong; 28and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are: 29that no flesh should boast before God. 30Because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption: 31that, according as it is written, “He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.”#Jeremiah 9:24