But God chose1 the foolish2 things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things--and the things that are not3--to nullify the things that are,
so that no one may boast before him.430
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus,5 who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness,6 holiness7 and redemption.831
Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."a9