Knijga O Kristu

1 Korinćanima 1:1-31

Pavlovi pozdravi

1Od Pavla, pozvanoga po Božjoj volji za apostola Isusa Krista, i od brata Sostena,

2Božjoj crkvi u Korintu, vama koje je Bog pozvao da budete njegov sveti narod. Posvetio vas je u Kristu Isusu, kao i sve ostale koji bilo gdje prizivlju ime njihova i našega Gospodina Isusa Krista.

3Neka vam je milost i mir od našega Boga Oca i Gospodina Isusa Krista.

Pavao zahvaljuje Bogu

4Uvijek zahvaljujem Bogu na milosti kojom vas je obdario sada kad pripadate Kristu Isusu. 5U njemu ste obogaćeni u svemu—u svakovrsnoj riječi i spoznaji. 6Svjedočanstvo o Kristu utvrdilo se među vama 7pa sada ne oskudijevate ni u jednome duhovnom daru iščekujući povratak našega Gospodina Isusa Krista. 8On će vas učiniti postojanima sve do konca i sačuvat će vas neporočnima sve do svojega povratka, 9jer Bog vjerno ispunjava obećanja, a on vas je sam pozvao da imate zajedništvo s našim Gospodinom Isusom Kristom.

Podjele u Crkvi

10Draga braćo i sestre, zaklinjem vas imenom našega Gospodina Isusa Krista da se prestanete međusobno prepirati. Neka među vama vlada sloga i neka ne bude razdora u Crkvi. Molim vas da budete jedinstveni u mislima iu osjećajima. 11Klojini su mi ukućani rekli da se međusobno prepirete. 12Neki od vas, naime, kažu: “Ja sam Pavlov sljedbenik”, a drugi: “Ja sam Apolonov”, ili “Ja sam Petrov”1:12 U grčkome: Kefin., ili “Ja slijedim samo Krista.” 13Zar je Krist razdijeljen?

Jesam li ja, Pavao, raspet za vas? Je li tko od vas kršten u Pavlovo ime? 14Hvala Bogu što ja nisam krstio nikoga od vas osim Krispa i Gaja 15da sada nitko ne može reći kako je kršten u moje ime. 16A da, krstio sam i Stefanine ukućane. Ne sjećam se da sam osim njih ikoga više krstio. 17Jer Krist me nije poslao krstiti, nego propovijedati Radosnu vijest, i to ne mudrim riječima da Kristov križ ne izgubi snagu.

Božja mudrost

18Govor o križu zvuči kao ludost onima koji su na putu propasti, ali mi koji smo spašeni prepoznajemo u toj poruci Božju silu. 19U Svetome pismu stoji da je Bog rekao:

“Učinit ću da propadne mudrost mudraca

i da se pomrači umnost umnika.”1:19 Izaija 29:14.

20Ali što je s učenim glavama, s ljudima vičnim raspravama, znanstvenicima? Bog je učinio da se njihova mudrost čini beskorisnom ludošću. 21Bog je u svojoj mudrosti znao da ga svijet nikada neće pronaći ljudskom mudrošću, pa je odlučio one koji vjeruju spasiti ludošću propovijedanja. 22U taj Božji način spasenja Židovi odbijaju povjerovati jer za dokaz traže znak s neba, a Grci zato što vjeruju samo u ono što ne proturječi njihovoj vlastitoj mudrosti. 23Zato naše propovijedanje raspetoga Krista Židove sablažnjava, a pogani ga smatraju ludošću. 24Ali onima koje je Bog pozvao na spasenje, i Židovima i poganima, Krist je Božja sila i Božja mudrost. 25Taj “budalast” Božji plan mnogo je mudriji od najmudrijih ljudskih planova, a Božja je “slabost” mnogo jača od najjače ljudske snage.

26Možete vidjeti, draga braćo, kako među vama koji ste izabrani nema mnogo onih koji ste po tjelesnom podrijetlu mudri, moćni ili plemenita roda. 27Bog je, naprotiv, izabrao one koje svijet smatra budalastima da posrami njegove mudrace, i slabe u očima svijeta da posrami njegove moćnike. 28Ono što je neplemenito i prezreno u očima svijeta, pa čak i ono čega nema, Bog je izabrao da obezvrijedi ono što svijet smatra vrijednim, 29zato da se nijedan smrtnik ne može hvaliti pred Bogom.

30Sam vam je Bog omogućio da budete u Kristu Isusu. Za našu je dobrobit Bog učinio Krista mudrošću. On nas opravdava pred Bogom. Čini nas svetima. Otkupio nas je. 31Kao što piše u Svetome pismu:

“Ako se tko hvali, neka se hvali jedino time

što je Gospodin učinio.”1:31 Vidjeti: Jeremija 9:24.

King James Version

1 Corinthians 1:1-31

1Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 3Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

4I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 5That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; 6Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

10Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 15Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. 16And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 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? 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. 22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.