called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the
will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
1:2 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 their's and
1:3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our
Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the
grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in
all utterance, and in all knowledge;
1:6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in
1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
1:8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye
may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus
1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the
fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1:10 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.
1:11 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.
1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I
am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I
1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you?
or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but
Crispus and Gaius;
1:15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine
1:16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas:
besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
1:17 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.
1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that
perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it
is the power of God.
1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of
the wise, and will bring to nothing the
understanding of the prudent.
1:20 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?
1:21 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.
1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks
seek after wisdom:
1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a
stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and
Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of
1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than
men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not
many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not
many noble, are called:
1:27 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;
1:28 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:
1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God
is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and
sanctification, and redemption:
1:31 That, according as it is written, He that
glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
The Book of 1 Corinthians, Verses of Chapter 1