1 Paul, a called apostle of Jesus Christ, through God’s will,—And Sosthenes the brother,—
2 Unto the assembly of God which is in Corinth, Sanctified in Christ Jesus, Called saints,—With all who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place,—their Lord and ours:
3 Favour unto you and peace, From God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I give thanks unto my God at all times concerning you, By reason of the favour of God given unto you in Christ Jesus,—
5 That in everything ye have been enriched in him—In all discourse and in all knowledge;
6 Even as the witness of the Christ hath been confirmed in you,
7 So that ye come short in no gift of favour,—Ardently awaiting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ:
8 Who will also confirm you unto the end Unaccusable in the day of our Lord Jesus [Christ]:
9 Faithful is God through whom ye have been called into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
10 But I beseech you, brethren, Through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,—That the same thing ye all be saying, And that there be not among you divisions; But that ye be fitly joined together—In the same mind And in the same judgment.
11 For it hath been signified unto me concerning you, my brethren,—By them who are of [the household of] Chloe,—That there are strifes among you.
12 Now I mean this,—That each one of you is saying—I indeed am of Paul, But I of Apollos, But I of Cephas, But I of Christ:
13 The Christ is divided! Was Paul crucified for you? Or into the name of Paul were ye immersed?
14 I give thanks that none of you did I immerse—Save Crispus and Gaius,
15 Lest any should say—Into my own name I immersed;—
16 Yea! I immersed the house of Stephanas also,—Besides I know not whether anyone else I immersed.
17 For Christ sent me not to be immersing, But to be telling the good news,—Not with wisdom of discourse Lest void should be made the cross of the Christ.
18 For the discourse which concerneth the Cross Unto them indeed who are perishing is foolishness; But unto them who are being saved—unto us it is God’s power.
19 For it is written—I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I set aside.
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God The world through its wisdom did not get to know God God was well-pleased—Through the foolishness of the thing proclaimed to save them that believe.
22 Seeing that Both Jews for signs do ask And Greeks for wisdom do seek,
23 Whereas we proclaim a Christ who hath been crucified,—Unto Jews indeed an occasion of stumbling, And unto Gentiles foolishness;
24 But unto the called themselves—Both Jews and Greeks Christ God’s power and God’s wisdom.
25 Because God’s foolish thing is wiser than men, And God’s weak thing mightier than men.
26 For be looking at the calling of you, brethren,—That [there were] Not many wise according to flesh, Not many powerful, Not many high-born:
27 On the contrary—The foolish things of the world hath God chosen That he might put to shame them who are wise, And the weak things of the world hath God chosen That he might put to shame the things that are mighty,
28 And the low-born things of the world And the things that are despised hath God chosen,—[And] the things that are not,—That the things that are he might bring to nought;
29 So that no flesh should boast before God.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus,—Who hath been made wisdom unto us from God,—Both righteousness and sanctification and redemption:
31 In order that even as it is written—He that boasteth In the Lord let him boast.