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12 Now I say this, that (A)each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of (B)Apollos,” or “I am of (C)Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” 13 (D)Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

14 I thank God that I baptized (E)none of you except (F)Crispus and (G)Gaius, 15 lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. 16 Yes, I also baptized the household of (H)Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, (I)not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

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18 For the [a]message of the cross is (K)foolishness to (L)those who are perishing, but to us (M)who are being saved it is the (N)power of God.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Lit. word

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