JESUS

WISDOM AND POWER OF GOD

For Christ sent me not to be immersing, But to be telling the good news,— Not with wisdom of discourseˎ Lest void should be made the cross of the Christ.  For the discourse which concerneth the Cross Unto them, indeed, who are perishing is foolishness; But unto them who are being saved—unto us it is God’s power. For it is written— I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I set aside.

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For <seeing that |in the wisdom of God The world |through its wisdom| did not get to know God> God was well-pleased— <Through the foolishness of the thing proclaimed> to save them that believe. Seeing that Both Jews for signs do askˎ And Greeks for wisdom do seek, Whereas we proclaim a Christ who hath been crucified,— Unto Jews indeed, an occasion of stumbling, And unto Gentiles foolishness; But <unto the called themselvesʹ—Both Jews and Greeks> Christ God’s power, and God’s wisdom. Because God’s foolish thing is wiser than men, And God’s weak thing mightier than men.

For be looking at the calling of you, brethren,— That there were Not many wise, according to flesh, Not manyʹ powerful, Not manyʹ high-born: On the contrary— The foolish things of the world hath God chosen, That he might put to shame them who are wise, And the weak things of the world hath God chosen, That he might put to shame the things that are mighty, And <the low-born things of the world, And the things that are despised> hath God chosen,— {And} the things that are not,— That the things that are he might bring to nought; So that no flesh should boast before God. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus,— Who hath been made wisdom unto us from God,— Both righteousness and sanctification and redemption: In order that even as it is written— He that boasteth, In the Lord let him boast.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:17-31 – (The Emphasized Bible)

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