1 Corinthians 1:27-31 NIV

27 But God chose1 the foolish2 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 not3--to nullify the things that are,

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29 so that no one may boast before him.4

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30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus,5 who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness,6 holiness7 and redemption.8

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31 Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."a9

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