For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the understanding of those who understand I will set aside.''
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made the wisdom of the world foolish?
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was well pleased through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe.
For indeed Jews require signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
But we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness,
But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
For consider your calling, brothers, that there are not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many wellborn.
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world that He might shame those who are wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world that He might shame the things that are strong,
And the lowborn things of the world and the despised things God has chosen, things which are not, that He might bring to nought the things which are,
So that no flesh may boast before God.
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God: both righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
That as it is written, "He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.''