1 Corinthians 1:26-31 NIV

26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.1 Not many of you were wise2 by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.

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      27 But God chose3 the foolish4 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 not5--to nullify the things that are,

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      29 so that no one may boast before him.6

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      30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus,7 who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness,8 holiness9 and redemption.10

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      31 Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."a11

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