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16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to [a]preach the gospel: not in wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made void.

18 For the word of the cross is to them that [b]perish foolishness; but unto us who [c]are saved it is the power of God.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:17 Greek bring good tidings. Compare Mt. 11:5.
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or, are perishing
  3. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or, are being saved

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