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. 22 For indeed (E)Jews ask for [c]signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23 but we preach [d](F)Christ crucified, (G)to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles (H)foolishness, 24 but to those who are (I)the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ (J)the power of God and (K)the wisdom of God. 25 For the (L)foolishness of God is wiser than mankind, and (M)the weakness of God is stronger than mankind.

26 For [e]consider your (N)calling, brothers and sisters, that there were (O)not many wise according to [f]the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 but (P)God has chosen the foolish things of (Q)the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of (R)the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 and the [g]insignificant things of (S)the world and the despised God has chosen, (T)the things that are not, so that He may (U)nullify the things that are, 29 so that (V)no [h]human may boast before God. 30 But it is [i]due to Him that you are in (W)Christ Jesus, who became to us (X)wisdom from God, [j]and (Y)righteousness and (Z)sanctification, and (AA)redemption, 31 so that, just as it is written: “(AB)Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:21 Or resolved
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:21 Lit preaching
  3. 1 Corinthians 1:22 Or confirming miracles
  4. 1 Corinthians 1:23 I.e., the Messiah
  5. 1 Corinthians 1:26 Lit see
  6. 1 Corinthians 1:26 I.e., human standards
  7. 1 Corinthians 1:28 Or lowly
  8. 1 Corinthians 1:29 Lit flesh
  9. 1 Corinthians 1:30 Lit from Him
  10. 1 Corinthians 1:30 Or both

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