1:17For 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.
1:18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1:19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1:20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1:21For 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.
1:22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
1:23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;