1 Corinthians 1:22-28 NIV

22 Jews demand miraculous signs1 and Greeks look for wisdom,

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23 but we preach Christ crucified:2 a stumbling block3 to Jews and foolishness4 to Gentiles,

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24 but to those whom God has called,5 both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God6 and the wisdom of God.7

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      25 For the foolishness8 of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness9 of God is stronger than man's strength.

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          26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.10 Not many of you were wise11 by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.

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              27 But God chose12 the foolish13 things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

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              28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things--and the things that are not14--to nullify the things that are,

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