For since in the wisdom of God the world1 through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save2 those who believe.322
Jews demand miraculous signs4 and Greeks look for wisdom,
but we preach Christ crucified:5 a stumbling block6 to Jews and foolishness7 to Gentiles,
but to those whom God has called,8 both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God9 and the wisdom of God.1025
For the foolishness11 of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness12 of God is stronger than man's strength.