1:1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sos'thenes,
1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,

1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
1:2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:4 I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,
1:4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus,

1:5 that in every way you were enriched in him with all speech and all knowledge --
1:5 for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind--

1:6 even as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you --
1:6 just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you--

1:7 so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ;
1:7 so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1:8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1:8 He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1:9 God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1:10 I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
1:10 Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose.

1:11 For it has been reported to me by Chlo'e's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren.
1:11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters.

1:12 What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apol'los," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ."
1:12 What I mean is that each of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ."

1:13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
1:13 Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

1:14 I am thankful that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Ga'ius;
1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,

1:15 lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name.
1:15 so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name.

1:16 (I did baptize also the household of Steph'anas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.)
1:16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)

1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power.

1:18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1:18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1:19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart."
1:19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart."

1:20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
1:20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe.

1:22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
1:22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,

1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,
1:23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,

1:24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1:24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1:25 For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

1:26 For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth;
1:26 Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.

1:27 but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong,
1:27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

1:28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
1:28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are,

1:29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
1:29 so that no one might boast in the presence of God.

1:30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption;
1:30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

1:31 therefore, as it is written, "Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord."
1:31 in order that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."