1 Corinthians 1:18-25 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
18 For the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who perish; but unto us who are saved, it is the power of God.
19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom;
23 but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness,
24 but unto those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.
25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.