Parallel Bible results for 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

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1 Corinthians 1:18-25

CEB 18 The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are being destroyed. But it is the power of God for those of us who are being saved. NRS 18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. CEB 19 It is written in scripture: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will reject the intelligence of the intelligent. NRS 19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart." CEB 20 Where are the wise? Where are the legal experts? Where are today's debaters? Hasn't God made the wisdom of the world foolish? NRS 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? CEB 21 In God's wisdom, he determined that the world wouldn't come to know him through its wisdom. Instead, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of preaching. NRS 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. CEB 22 Jews ask for signs, and Greeks look for wisdom, NRS 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, CEB 23 but we preach Christ crucified, which is a scandal to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles. NRS 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, CEB 24 But to those who are called—both Jews and Greeks—Christ is God's power and God's wisdom. NRS 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. CEB 25 This is because the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. NRS 25 For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.