King James Version1 Corinthians1

1 Corinthians

1 Paul, called ­to be an apos­tle of Je­sus Christ through the will of God, and Sos­thenes our broth­er, 2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanc­ti­fied in Christ Je­sus, called ­to be saints, with all that in ev­ery place call upon the name of Je­sus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Fa­ther, and from the Lord Je­sus Christ. 4 I thank my God al­ways on your be­half, for the grace of God which is giv­en you by Je­sus Christ; 5 That in ev­ery thing ye are en­riched by him, in all ut­ter­ance, and in all knowl­edge; 6 Even as the tes­ti­mo­ny of Christ was con­firmed in you: 7 So that ye come be­hind in no gift; wait­ing for the com­ing of our Lord Je­sus Christ: 8 Who shall also con­firm you unto the end, that ye may be blame­less in the day of our Lord Je­sus Christ. 9 God is faith­ful, by whom ye were called unto the fel­low­ship of his Son Je­sus Christ our Lord. 10 Now I be­seech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Je­sus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no di­vi­sions among you; but that ye be per­fect­ly joined to­geth­er in the same mind and in the same judg­ment. 11 For it hath been de­clared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are con­tentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that ev­ery one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apol­los; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ di­vid­ed? was Paul cru­ci­fied for you? or were ye bap­tized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I bap­tized none of you, but Cris­pus and Gaius; 15 Lest any should say that I had bap­tized in mine own name. 16 And I bap­tized also the house­hold of Stephanas: be­sides, I know not whether I bap­tized any oth­er. 17 For Christ sent me not to bap­tize, but to preach the gospel: not with wis­dom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none ef­fect. 18 For the preach­ing of the cross is to them that per­ish fool­ish­ness; but unto us which are saved it is the pow­er of God. 19 For it is writ­ten, I will de­stroy the wis­dom of the wise, and will bring to noth­ing the un­der­stand­ing of the pru­dent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the dis­put­er of this world? hath not God made fool­ish the wis­dom of this world? 21 For af­ter that in the wis­dom of God the world by wis­dom knew not God, it pleased God by the fool­ish­ness of preach­ing to save them that be­lieve. 22 For the Jews re­quire a sign, and the Greeks seek af­ter wis­dom: 23 But we preach Christ cru­ci­fied, unto the Jews a stum­bling­block, and unto the Greeks fool­ish­ness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the pow­er of God, and the wis­dom of God. 25 Be­cause the fool­ish­ness of God is wis­er than men; and the weak­ness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your call­ing, brethren, how that not many wise men af­ter the flesh, not many mighty, not many no­ble, are called: 27 But God hath cho­sen the fool­ish things of the world to con­found the wise; and God hath cho­sen the weak things of the world to con­found the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are de­spised, hath God cho­sen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glo­ry in his pres­ence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Je­sus, who of God is made unto us wis­dom, and righ­teous­ness, and sanc­ti­fi­ca­tion, and re­demp­tion: 31 That, ac­cord­ing as it is writ­ten, He that glo­ri­eth, let him glo­ry in the Lord.