1 Corinthians 1:11-19New American Standard Bible (NASB)
11 For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe’s people, that there are quarrels among you.12 Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, “I am of Paul,” and “I of Apollos,” and “I of Cephas,” and “I of Christ.”13 [a]Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized [b]in the name of Paul?14 [c]I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,15 so that no one would say you were baptized [d]in my name.16 Now I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any other.17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in [e]cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.
The Wisdom of God
18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who [f]are perishing, but to us who [g]are being saved it is the power of God.19 For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.”
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