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.
2 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.
3 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Paul Gives Thanks to God
4 I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifts he has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus. 5 Through him, God has enriched your church in every way—with all of your eloquent words and all of your knowledge. 6 This confirms that what I told you about Christ is true. 7 Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8 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. 9 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
- 1:2a Corinth was the capital city of Achaia, the southern region of the Greek peninsula.
- 1:2b Or because you belong to Christ Jesus.
- 1:10 Greek brothers; also in 1:11, 26.
- 1:12 Greek Cephas.
- 1:19 Isa 29:14.
- 1:24 Greek and Greeks.
- 1:26 Or high born.
- 1:28 Or God chose those who are low born.
- 1:31 Jer 9:24.
1Saa krataa yi fi me, Paulo, a ɛnam Onyankopɔn pɛ so nti, wɔafrɛ me sɛ menyɛ Kristo Yesu somafo no ne onua Sostene nkyɛn.
2 Yɛde rekɔma Onyankopɔn asafo a ɛwɔ Korinto no ne wɔn a wɔafrɛ wɔn sɛ wɔmmɛyɛ Onyankopɔn akyidifo kronkron no ne wɔn a wɔwɔ baabiara a wɔbɔ yɛn Awurade Yesu din sɛ ɔyɛ wɔn ne yɛn Awurade no.
3 Ɔdom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn Agya Onyankopɔn ne yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo.
4 Esiane adom a Onyankopɔn nam Kristo Yesu so dom mo no nti, daa meda Onyankopɔn ase ma mo. 5 Ɛnam no so ama moayɛ ma biribiara mu, ɔkasa ne adwene mu. 6 Kristo ho asɛm atim wɔ mo mu, 7 ɛno nti, esiane sɛ moretwɛn ama wɔada yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo adi no nti, nhyira biara, munya bi. 8 Ɔbɛhyɛ mo den akosi awiei sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a da a Awurade bɛba no, wɔrennya mo ho mfomso biara. 9 Onyankopɔn a wafrɛ mo ne ne Ba Yesu Kristo ayɔnkofa mu no yɛ ɔnokwafo.
Asafo no mpaepaemu
10 Anuanom, menam yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo tumi so mitu mo fo sɛ, asɛm biara a mobɛka no, monyɛ adwene na mo mu ampaepae. Munso adwene ne botae baako mu na ama moayɛ baako. 11 Anuanom, nnipa bi a wofi Kloe fi apae mu aka akyerɛ me se, akasakasa wɔ mo asafo yi mu. 12 Asɛm a mepɛ sɛ meka ne sɛ, wɔn mu biara ka asɛm a ɔpɛ. Oyi ka se, “Mewɔ Paulo afa” a, ɔfoforo se, “Mewɔ Apolo afa.” Obi sɔre na ose, “Mewɔ Petro afa” a, ɔbaako nso se, “Mewɔ Kristo afa.” 13 Wɔakyekyɛ Kristo mu akuwakuw! Paulo na owui wɔ asɛnnua no so maa mo anaa? Wɔbɔɔ mo asu sɛ Paulo asuafo anaa?
14 Meda Onyankopɔn ase sɛ mammɔ mo mu biara asu ka Krispo ne Gaio ho. 15 Obiara rentumi nka se wɔbɔɔ mo asu sɛ m’asuafo. 16 Mekae sɛ mebɔɔ Stefana ne ne fifo asu. Na menkae sɛ mebɔɔ obi foforo asu bio. 17 Kristo ansoma me sɛ memmɛbɔ asu na mmom ɔsomaa me sɛ memmɛka Asɛmpa a emfi nnipa nyansa mu na obi antumi annyina so amma Kristo wu a owuu asɛnnua no so no mu tumi anyɛ ohunu.
Kristo a ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn tumi
18 Asɛnka a ɛkyerɛ Kristo asɛnnuambɔ no yɛ nsɛm a aba nni mu ma wɔn a wɔreyera. Nanso yɛn a wɔregye yɛn nkwa no de, ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn tumi. 19 Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se, “Mɛsɛe anyansafo nyansa, na mɛma nimdefo adenim ayɛ ɔkwa.”
20 Enti onyansafo wɔ he? Onimdefo nso wɔ he? Wiase yi mu akyinnegyefo wɔ he? Onyankopɔn akyerɛ sɛ wiase yi mu nyansa yɛ ohunu.
21 Enti Onyankopɔn nam ɔno ara ne nyansa so yɛɛ sɛ, nnipa a wɔpɛ sɛ wɔfa wɔn ara wɔn nyansa so hu no no, renhu no da. Na mmom Onyankopɔn yɛɛ n’adwene sɛ wɔn a wogye asɛm a “aba nni mu” a yɛka no di no, obegye wɔn nkwa. 22 Yudafo hwehwɛ sɛ wohu nsɛnkyerɛnne, ɛnna Helafo nso hwehwɛ nyansa. 23 Nanso yɛn de, yɛka Kristo wu a owui wɔ asɛnnua no so no ho asɛm. Saa asɛm no yɛ Yudafo abufuw ɛnna ɛyɛ asɛm a aba nni mu ma Amanamanmufo; 24 nanso Yudafo ne Amanamanmufo a Onyankopɔn afrɛ wɔn no saa asɛm yi yɛ Kristo a ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn tumi ne ne nyansa no. 25 Onyankopɔn asɛm a ɛyɛ sɛ aba nni mu no, aba wɔ mu sen nnipa nyansa, na saa ara nso na nea ɛyɛ mmerɛw wɔ Onyankopɔn fam no yɛ den sen nnipa ahoɔden.
26 Afei, anuanom, monkae bere a Onyankopɔn frɛɛ mo no tebea a na mowɔ mu. Na mo mu bi yɛ anyansafo a wɔwɔ tumi a nnipa fam no nso na wɔn dibea kɔ soro. 27 Nanso Onyankopɔn faa wiase yi mu nsɛm a aba nni mu no nam so guu anyansafo anim ase. Onyankopɔn faa nneɛma a ɛyɛ mmerɛw wɔ wiase, nam so de guu ahoɔden anim ase. 28 Ɔfaa nea wiase mmu na wɔmfa nyɛ hwee no de sɛee nea wiase susuw sɛ ɛho hia no. 29 Eyi kyerɛ sɛ obi ntumi nhoahoa ne ho Onyankopɔn anim.
30 Nanso Onyankopɔn aka mo abata Kristo Yesu ho na Onyankopɔn ama Kristo ayɛ yɛn nyansa; ɛnam no so ma yɛateɛ wɔ Onyankopɔn anim. Yɛyɛ Onyankopɔn ahotefo a wama yɛade yɛn ho. 31 Enti sɛnea Kyerɛwsɛm no ka no, “Obiara a ɔpɛ sɛ ɔhoahoa ne ho no, ɔnhoahoa ne ho wɔ nea Awurade ayɛ mu.”