21 For since in the wisdom of God the world(A) through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save(B) those who believe.(C)

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

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25 For the foolishness(A) of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness(B) of God is stronger than human strength.

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14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God(A) but considers them foolishness,(B) and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

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