1 Corinthians 1:24-31 NIV

24 but to those whom God has called,1 both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God2 and the wisdom of God.3

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      25 For the foolishness4 of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness5 of God is stronger than man's strength.

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          26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.6 Not many of you were wise7 by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.

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              27 But God chose8 the foolish9 things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

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              28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things--and the things that are not10--to nullify the things that are,

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              29 so that no one may boast before him.11

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              30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus,12 who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness,13 holiness14 and redemption.15

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              31 Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."a16

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