21 For since in the wisdom of God (A)the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, (B)God was well-pleased through the (C)foolishness of the [a]message preached to (D)save those who believe.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:21 Lit preaching

23 but we preach [a](A)Christ crucified, (B)to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles (C)foolishness,

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:23 I.e. Messiah

25 Because the (A)foolishness of God is wiser than men, and (B)the weakness of God is stronger than men.

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14 But [a]a (A)natural man (B)does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are (C)foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually [b]appraised.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 2:14 Or an unspiritual
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:14 Or examined

10 We are (A)fools for Christ’s sake, but (B)you are prudent in Christ; (C)we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.

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