Brothers, consider your calling: not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth.
References for 1 Corinthians 1:26
Instead, God has chosen the world's foolish things to shame the wise, and God has chosen the world's weak things to shame the strong.
God has chosen the world's insignificant and despised things-the things viewed as nothing-so He might bring to nothing the things that are viewed as something,
so that no one can boast in His presence.
References for 1 Corinthians 1:29
But from Him you are in Christ Jesus, who for us became wisdom from God, as well as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption,
in order that, as it is written: The one who boasts must boast in the Lord.
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