1:18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1:19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1:20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1:21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
1:22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
1:23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1:24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1:25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
12:2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1:20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
1:21And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
1:22In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: