21 For since in the wisdom of God (A)the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, (B)God [a]was pleased through the (C)foolishness of the [b]message preached to (D)save those who believe.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:21 Or resolved
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:21 Lit preaching

12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, [a](A)excluded from [b]the people of Israel, and strangers to (B)the covenants of the promise, having (C)no hope and (D)without God in the world.

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  1. Ephesians 2:12 Or alienated
  2. Ephesians 2:12 Or citizenship in Israel

not in [a](A)lustful passion, like the Gentiles who (B)do not know God;

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:5 Lit passion of lust

(A)in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who (B)do not know God, and to those who (C)do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

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