20 (A)Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the [a]disputer of this age? (B)Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the (C)wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For (D)Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, (E)to the Jews a [b]stumbling block and to the [c]Greeks (F)foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ (G)the power of God and (H)the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:20 debater
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:23 Gr. skandalon, offense
  3. 1 Corinthians 1:23 NU Gentiles