Knijga O Kristu

Prva poslanica Korinćanima 1

Božjoj 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.

Neka vam naš Bog Otac i Gospodin Isus Krist daju svoju milost i mir.

Pavao zahvaljuje Bogu

Uvijek zahvaljujem Bogu na milosti kojom vas je obdario sada kad pripadate Kristu Isusu.

U njemu ste obogaćeni u svemu - u svakovrsnoj riječi i spoznaji.

Svjedočanstvo o Kristu utvrdilo se među vama

pa sada ne oskudijevate ni u jednome duhovnom daru iščekujući povratak našega Gospodina Isusa Krista.

On će vas učiniti postojanima sve do konca i sačuvat će vas neporočnima sve do svojega povratka,

jer Bog vjerno ispunjava obećanja, a on vas je sam pozvao da imate zajedništvo s našim Gospodinom Isusom Kristom.

Podjele u Crkvi

10 Draga 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 i u osjećajima.

11 Klojini su mi ukućani rekli da se međusobno prepirete.

12 Neki od vas, naime, kažu: 'Ja sam Pavlov sljedbenik

13 Zar je Krist razdijeljen? Jesam li ja, Pavao, raspet za vas? Je li tko od vas kršten u Pavlovo ime?

14 Hvala Bogu što ja nisam krstio nikoga od vas osim Krispa i Gaja

15 da sada nitko ne može reći kako je kršten u moje ime.

16 A da, krstio sam i Stefanine ukućane. Ne sjećam se da sam osim njih ikoga više krstio.

17 Jer Krist me nije poslao krstiti, nego propovijedati Radosnu vijest, i to ne mudrim riječima da Kristov križ ne izgubi snagu.

Božja mudrost

18 Govor o križu zvuči kao ludost onima koji su na putu propasti, ali mi koji smo spašeni prepoznajemo u toj poruci Božju silu.

19 U Svetome pismu stoji da je Bog rekao:
    'Učinit ću da propadne mudrost mudraca
    i da se pomrači umnost umnika.'[a]

20 Ali što je s učenim glavama, s ljudima vičnim raspravama, znanstvenicima? Bog je učinio da se njihova mudrost čini beskorisnom ludošću.

21 Bog je u svojoj mudrosti znao da ga svijet nikada neće pronaći ljudskom mudrošću, pa je odlučio one koji vjeruju spasiti ludošću propovijedanja.

22 U 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.

23 Zato naše propovijedanje raspetoga Krista židove sablažnjava, a pogani ga smatraju ludošću.

24 Ali onima koje je Bog pozvao na spasenje, i židovima i poganima, Krist je Božja sila i Božja mudrost.

25 Taj 'budalast' Božji plan mnogo je mudriji od najmudrijih ljudskih planova, a Božja je 'slabost' mnogo jača od najjače ljudske snage.

26 Možete vidjeti, draga braćo, kako među vama koji ste izabrani nema mnogo onih koji ste po tjelesnom podrijetlu mudri, moćni ili plemenita roda.

27 Bog je, naprotiv, izabrao one koje svijet smatra budalastima da posrami njegove mudrace, i slabe u očima svijeta da posrami njegove moćnike.

28 Ono što je neplemenito i prezreno u očima svijeta, pa čak i ono čega nema, Bog je izabrao da obezvrijedi ono što svijet smatra vrijednim,

29 zato da se nijedan smrtnik ne može hvaliti pred Bogom.

30 Sam 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.

31 Kao što piše u Svetome pismu:
    'Ako se tko želi hvaliti, neka se hvali jedino time što je Gospodin učinio.'[b]

Notas al pie

  1. Prva poslanica Korinćanima 1:19 Izaija 29:14.
  2. Prva poslanica Korinćanima 1:31 Vidjeti: Jeremija 9:24.

New Living Translation

1 Corinthians 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Sosthenes.

I am writing to God’s church in Corinth,[a] to you who have been called by God to be his own holy people. He made you holy by means of Christ Jesus,[b] just as he did for all people everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

Paul Gives Thanks to God

I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifts he has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus. Through him, God has enriched your church in every way—with all of your eloquent words and all of your knowledge. This confirms that what I told you about Christ is true. Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Divisions in the Church

10 I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters,[c] by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. 11 For some members of Chloe’s household have told me about your quarrels, my dear brothers and sisters. 12 Some of you are saying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Others are saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Peter,[d]” or “I follow only Christ.”

13 Has Christ been divided into factions? Was I, Paul, crucified for you? Were any of you baptized in the name of Paul? Of course not! 14 I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 for now no one can say they were baptized in my name. 16 (Oh yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas, but I don’t remember baptizing anyone else.) 17 For Christ didn’t send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News—and not with clever speech, for fear that the cross of Christ would lose its power.

The Wisdom of God

18 The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. 19 As the Scriptures say,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
    and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”[e]

20 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. 21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. 22 It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. 23 So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense.

24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles,[f] Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.

26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy[g] when God called you. 27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 28 God chose things despised by the world,[h] things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. 31 Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.”[i]

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2a Corinth was the capital city of Achaia, the southern region of the Greek peninsula.
  2. 1:2b Or because you belong to Christ Jesus.
  3. 1:10 Greek brothers; also in 1:11, 26.
  4. 1:12 Greek Cephas.
  5. 1:19 Isa 29:14.
  6. 1:24 Greek and Greeks.
  7. 1:26 Or high born.
  8. 1:28 Or God chose those who are low born.
  9. 1:31 Jer 9:24.