10 Now I appeal
to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that all of you should be in agreement and that there should be
no divisions among you, but that you should be united in the same
mind and the same purpose.
11 For it has
been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels
among you, my brothers and sisters.
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.’
13 Has Christ
been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in
the name of Paul?
14 I thank God
that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,
15 so that no
one can say that you were baptized in my name.
16 (I did baptize
also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether
I baptized anyone else.)
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.
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.