The First Epistle of
Paul the Apostle to the
True Saints are perfectly united in the same mind and in the same judgment—Preach the gospel and save souls—The gospel is preached by the weak and the simple.
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 asanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be bsaints, 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 apeace, 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 atestimony of Christ was bconfirmed in you:
7 So that ye acome behind in no gift; waiting for the bcoming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
8 Who shall also aconfirm you unto the end, that ye may be bblameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the afellowship 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 adivisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same bmind and in the same judgment.
11 For it hath been declared unto me aof you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are bcontentions 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 aChrist.
13 Is Christ adivided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, abut bCrispus and Gaius;
15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
16 And I baptized also the household of aStephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with awisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18 For the apreaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the bpower of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the aunderstanding of the bprudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the ascribe? where is the bdisputer of this cworld? hath not God made foolish the dwisdom of this eworld?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world aby wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of bpreaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a asign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we apreach Christ bcrucified, unto the Jews a cstumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them awhich are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the bpower of God, and the cwisdom of God.
25 Because the afoolishness 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 aflesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are bcalled:
27 But God hath chosen the afoolish things of the world to bconfound the wise; and God hath chosen the cweak 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 asanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him aglory in the Lord.