1 Corinthians 1:18-25
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
19 For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of
the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’
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?
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.
22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,
23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling-block to
Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks,
Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
25 For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom,
and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.