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1 Corinthians 1:17-25

NIV 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel--not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. NIV 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel--not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. NIV 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. NIV 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. NIV 19 For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." NIV 19 For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." NIV 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? NIV 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? NIV 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. NIV 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. NIV 22 Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, NIV 22 Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, NIV 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, NIV 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, NIV 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. NIV 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. NIV 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength. NIV 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.