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Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.
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But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
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God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are,
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so that no one may boast before him.
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It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
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Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”
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