24 Therefore men (A)fear him;
    he does not regard any who are (B)wise in their own conceit.”[a]

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  1. Job 37:24 Hebrew in heart

19 For it is written,

(A)“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20 (B)Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? (C)Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach[a] to save those who believe. 22 For (D)Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ (E)crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ (F)the power of God and (G)the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For consider your calling, brothers: (H)not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,[b] not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But (I)God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; (J)God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:21 Or the folly of preaching
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:26 Greek according to the flesh

14 But (A)their minds were (B)hardened. For to this day, (C)when they read (D)the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.

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