For the word of the cross is 1foolishness to 2those who aare perishing, but to us who bare being saved it is 3the power of God.
For it is written, "4I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SETASIDE."
205Where is the wiseman? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of 6thisage? Has not God7madefoolish the wisdom of 8the world?
For since in the wisdom of God9the worldthrough its wisdom did not come to knowGod, 10God was well-pleasedthrough the 11foolishness of the cmessagepreached to 12savethose who believe.
For indeed13Jewsask for dsigns and Greekssearch for wisdom;
but we preache14Christcrucified, 15to Jews a stumblingblock and to Gentiles16foolishness,
but to those who are 17the called, bothJews and Greeks, Christ18the power of God and 19the wisdom of God.
25Because the 20foolishness of God is wiser than men, and 21the weakness of God is stronger than men.
For fconsider your 22calling, brethren, that there were 23not manywiseaccording to gthe flesh, not manymighty, not manynoble;
but 24God has chosen the foolishthings of 25the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weakthings of 26the world to shame the things which are strong,
and the basethings of 27the world and the despisedGod has chosen, 28the things that are not, so that He may 29nullify the things that are,
29so that 30nohman may boastbeforeGod.
But iby His doing you are in 31ChristJesus, whobecame to us 32wisdom from God, jand 33righteousness and 34sanctification, and 35redemption,
31so that, just as it is written, "36LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD."