CLV(i) 1 Paul, a called apostle of Christ Jesus, through the will of God, and Sosthenes, a brother, 2 to the ecclesia of God which is in Corinth, hallowed in Christ Jesus, called saints, together with all in every place who are invoking the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, both theirs and ours:" 3 Grace to you and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ." 4 I am thanking my God always concerning you over the grace of God which is being given you in Christ Jesus, 5 for in everything are you enriched in him, in all expression and all knowledge, 6 according as the testimony of Christ was confirmed among you, 7 so that you are not deficient in any grace, awaiting the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 Who will be confirming you also until the consummation, unimpeachable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ." 9 Faithful is God, through Whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord." 10 Now I am entreating you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all may be saying the same thing, and there may be no schisms among you, but you may be attuned to the same mind and to the same opinion." 11 For it was made evident to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe, that there are strifes among you." 12 Now I am saying this, that each of you is saying, "I, indeed, am of Paul,yet "I of Apollos,yet "I of Cephas,yet "I of Christ." 13 Christ is parted! Not Paul was crucified for your sakes! Or into the name of Paul are you baptized? 14 I am thanking God that I baptize not one of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 lest anyone may be saying that you are baptized into my name. 16 Yet I baptize the household of Stephanas also. Furthermore, I am not aware if I baptize any other." 17 For Christ does not commission me to be baptizing, but to be bringing the evangel, not in wisdom of word, lest the cross of Christ may be made void." 18 For the word of the cross is stupidity, indeed, to those who are perishing, yet to us who are being saved it is the power of God." 19 For it is written, I shall be destroying the wisdom of the wise, and the understanding of the intelligent shall I be repudiating." 20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the discusser of this eon? Does not God make stupid the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in fact, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom knew not God, God delights, through the stupidity of the heralding, to save those who are believing, 22 since, in fact, Jews signs are requesting, and Greeks wisdom are seeking, 23 yet we are heralding Christ crucified, to Jews, indeed, a snare, yet to the nations stupidity, 24 yet to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God, 25 for the stupidity of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men." 26 For you are observing your calling, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh; not many powerful, not many noble, 27 but the stupidity of the world God chooses, that He may be disgracing the wise, and the weakness of the world God chooses, that He may be disgracing the strong, 28 and the ignoble and the contemptible things of the world God chooses, and that which is not, that He may be discarding that which is, 29 so that no flesh at all should be boasting in God's sight. 30 Yet you, of Him, are in Christ Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God, besides righteousness and holiness and deliverance, 31 that, according as it is written, He who is boasting, in the Lord let him be boasting."