1 PAULOS the called, and the apostle of Jeshu Meshiha by the will of Aloha, and Sosthenis a brother,
2 to the church of Aloha which is in Kurinthos, the called, and the saints who in Jeshu Meshiha are sanctified; and to all them who invoke the name of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha in every place, theirs and ours:
3 Grace be with you and peace from Aloha our Father, and from our Lord Jeshu Meshiha.
4 I give thanks to Aloha at all times on your behalf for the grace of Aloha which is given to you through Jeshu Meshiha,
5 because in every thing you are enriched in him in all utterance and in all knowledge,
6 according to the testimony of the Meshiha, which is confirmed in you.
7 That you may not be deficient in one of his gifts, but be expecting the revelation of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha,
8 who will confirm you to the end, that you may be without fault in the day of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha.
9 Faithful is Aloha, by whom you have been called to the fellowship of his Son Jeshu Meshiha our Lord.
10 But I beseech of you, my brethren, in the name of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha, that you have all one doctrine, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfect in one mind and one sentiment.
11 For they of the house of Kloë have sent to me concerning you, my brethren, that there are contentions among you.
12 For this I say, that there are some of you who say, I am of Paulos; and some who say, I am of Apollo; and some who say, I am of Kipha; and some who say, I am of the Meshiha!
13 Is the Meshiha divided? Or was Paulos crucified for you? Or in the name of Paulos were you baptized?
14 I thank Aloha that no man of you I have baptized, but only Krispos and Gaios;
15 lest any man should say, that in my name I have baptized.
16 But I baptized also the house of Estepana; beyond (these) I know not that any other man I have baptized.
17 For the Meshiha sent me not to baptize, but to preach; not with the wisdom of words, lest the cross of the Meshiha should be nullified.
18 FOR the doctrine of the cross to those who perish is foolishness, but to us who are saved it is the power of Aloha.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And I will take away the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Or where is the disputer of this world? Hath not . Aloha made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For inasmuch as in the wisdom of Aloha, the world by wisdom hath not known Aloha, it hath pleased Aloha, by the foolishness of preaching, to save them who believe.
22 For the Jihudoyee demand signs, and the Aramoyee require wisdom;
23 but we preach the Meshiha crucified, a scandal to the Jihudoyee, and to the Aramoyee foolishness;
24 but to them who are called, Jihudoyee and Aramoyee, the Meshiha is the power of Aloha, and the wisdom of Aloha.
25 For the foolishness of Aloha is wiser than men, and the weakness of Aloha is stronger than men.
26 For you see also your calling, my brethren, that not many among you are wise after the flesh, and not many among you are powerful, and not many among you are of noble birth;
27 but Aloha hath chosen the simple of the world, to shame the wise, and he hath chosen the weak of the world, to shame the mighty,
28 and he hath chosen those of low birth in the world, and the outcasts, and those who are nothing, to bring to nothing those who are;
29 that no flesh may boast before him.
30 But you are of him in Jeshu Meshiha, who hath been made unto us wisdom, of Aloha, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption;
31 according as it is written, He who boasteth, in the Lord let him boast.