1Paul,called to be an apostle of JesusChristthrough the will of God,andSosthenes our brother,2
Unto the church of GodwhichisatCorinth, to them that are sanctifiedinChristJesus,called to be saints,withall that ineveryplace call upon the name of JesusChristourLord,boththeirsandours:3Grace be unto you,andpeace,fromGodourFather,and from the LordJesusChrist.4
I thankmyGodalwaysonyourbehalf,for the grace of Godwhich is givenyoubyJesusChrist;5Thatin every thing ye are enrichedbyhim,inallutterance,and in allknowledge;6
Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmedinyou:7
So thatye come behindinnogift; waiting for the cominga of ourLordJesusChrist:8Whoshallalsoconfirmyouunto the end, that ye may be blamelessin the day of ourLordJesusChrist.9God is faithful,bywhom ye were calledunto the fellowship of hisSonJesusChristourLord.10Now I beseechyou,brethren,by the name of ourLordJesusChrist,thatyeallspeak the same thing,and that there benodivisionsbamongyou;but that ye be perfectly joined togetherin the samemindandin the samejudgment.11For it hath been declared unto meofyou,mybrethren,by them which are of the house of Chloe,that there arecontentionsamongyou.12Nowthis I say , that every one of yousaith , Iam of Paul;andI of Apollos;andI of Cephas;andI of Christ.13IsChristdivided ? wasPaulcrucifiedforyou?or were ye baptizedin the name of Paul?14
I thankGodthat I baptizednone of you,butCrispusandGaius;15Lestany should saythat I had baptizedin mine ownname.16And I baptizedalso the household of Stephanas:besides, I knownot whether I baptizedanyother.17ForChristsentmenot to baptize , but to preach the gospel : notwithwisdom of words,clest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect .
18For the preaching of the crossis to them that perishfoolishness;but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.19For it is written , I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.20Where is the wise?where is the scribe?where is the disputer of thisworld?hathnotGod made foolish the wisdom of thisworld?21Forafter that in the wisdom of God the worldbywisdomknewnotGod, it pleasedGodby the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe .
22FortheJewsrequire a sign,and the Greeksseek after wisdom:23ButwepreachChristcrucified , unto the Jews a stumblingblock , and unto the Greeksfoolishness;24But unto themwhich are called,bothJewsandGreeks,Christ the power of God,and the wisdom of God.25Because the foolishness of Godis wiser thanmen;and the weakness of Godis stronger thanmen.26For ye seeyourcalling,brethren, how thatnotmany wise menafter the flesh,notmanymighty,notmanynoble, are called:
27ButGod hath chosen the foolish things of the worldtoconfound the wise;andGod hath chosen the weak things of the worldtoconfound the things which are mighty;28And base things of the world,and things which are despised , hathGodchosen , yea, and things whicharenot,to bring to nought things that are :
29Thatnoflesh should glory in his presence .
30ButofhimareyeinChristJesus,whoofGod is made unto uswisdom, and righteousness,andsanctification,andredemption:31That, according as it is written , He that glorieth , let him gloryin the Lord.