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.
1Bulus, wanda aka kira domin yă zama manzon Kiristi Yesu, bisa ga nufin Allah, da kuma ɗan’uwanmu Sostenes,
2Zuwa ga ikkilisiyar Allah da take a Korint, da waɗanda aka tsarkake cikin Kiristi Yesu, aka kuma kira domin su zama masu tsarki, tare da dukan waɗanda suke ko’ina da suke kiran sunan Ubangijinmu Yesu Kiristi, Ubangijinsu da kuma namu.
3Alheri da salama daga Allah Ubanmu, da Ubangiji Yesu Kiristi, su kasance tare da ku.
4Ina gode wa Allah kullum dominku, saboda alherinsa da aka ba ku a cikin Kiristi Yesu. 5Gama a cikinsa kuka sami wadata ta kowace hanya, a cikin dukan maganarku, da kuma cikin dukan saninku 6gama shaidarmu game da Kiristi ta tabbata a cikinku. 7Saboda haka, ba ku rasa kowace baiwa ta ruhaniya ba, yayinda kuke jira da marmari, saboda bayyanuwar Ubangijinmu Yesu Kiristi. 8Zai ƙarfafa ku har zuwa ƙarshe, domin ku zama marasa aibi a ranar Ubangijinmu Yesu Kiristi. 9Allah, wanda ya kira ku zuwa ga zumunci tare da Ɗansa Yesu Kiristi Ubangijinmu, shi mai aminci ne.
Tsattsaguwa cikin ikkilisiya
10Ina roƙonku ’yan’uwa, a cikin sunan Ubangijinmu Yesu Kiristi, dukanku ku yarda da juna, domin kada a sami tsattsaguwa a cikinku, domin kuma ku zama ɗaya, cikakku a cikin halinku da tunaninku. 11’Yan’uwana, waɗansu daga iyalin gidan Kulos sun gaya mini cewa, akwai faɗa a cikinku. 12Abin da nake nufi shi ne, ɗaya daga cikinku na cewa, “Ni ina bin Bulus,” wani na cewa, “Ni ina bin Afollos,” wani kuma, “Ni ina bin Kefas,” har wa yau wani kuma, “Ni ina bin Kiristi.”
13Kiristi a rabe ne? Bulus ne aka gicciye dominku? An yi muku baftisma a cikin sunan Bulus ne? 14Ina godiya domin ban yi wa wani baftisma a cikinku ba, sai dai Kirisbus da Gayus kaɗai. 15Don haka, ba wanda na iya cewa an yi muku baftisma a cikin sunana. 16(I, na kuma yi wa iyalin gidan Istifanas baftisma, ban da wannan, ban tuna da wani da na yi masa baftisma ba.) 17Gama Kiristi bai aike ni yin baftisma ba, sai dai wa’azin bishara ba da kalmomin hikimar mutum ba, domin kada gicciyen Kiristi ya rasa ikonsa.
Kiristi hikima da kuma ikon Allah
18Gama saƙon gicciye wauta ne ga waɗanda suke hallaka, amma a gare mu, mu da ake ceto, ikon Allah ne. 19Gama a rubuce yake cewa,
“Zan rushe hikimar mai hikima,
basirar mai azanci kuma zan rikita shi.”1.19 Ish 29.14
20Ina mai hikima? Ina mai zurfin bincike? Ina masana na wannan zamani? Ashe, Allah bai wofinta hikimar duniya ba? 21Gama tun da a cikin hikimar Allah, duniya a cikin hikimarta ba tă san shi ba, Allah ya ji daɗin ceton waɗanda suka ba da gaskiya ta wurin wautar wa’azin bishara. 22Yahudawa suna so su ga alama, Hellenawa kuma suna neman hikima, 23amma mu, muna wa’azin Kiristi wanda aka gicciye ne, wanda ya zama dutsen tuntuɓe ga Yahudawa, wauta kuma ga Al’ummai, 24amma ga su waɗanda Allah ya kira, Yahudawa da Hellenawa, Kiristi ikon Allah ne, da kuma hikimar Allah. 25Gama wautar Allah ta fi hikimar mutum, kuma rashin ƙarfin Allah ya fi ƙarfin mutum.
26’Yan’uwa, ku tuna yadda kuke sa’ad da aka kira ku. Babu masu hikima da yawa a cikinku, bisa ga ganin mutum; babu masu iko da yawa, babu masu martaba da yawa bisa ga haihuwa. 27Amma Allah ya zaɓi abubuwa masu wautata duniya, don yă kunyata masu hikima. Allah ya zaɓi abubuwa marasa ƙarfi na duniya, domin ya ba wa masu ƙarfi kunya. 28Ya zaɓi abubuwa marasa martaba na wannan duniya da kuma abubuwan da aka rena da abubuwan da ba a ɗauka a bakin kome ba, domin a wofinta abubuwan da ake ganinsu da daraja, 29domin kada wani ya yi taƙama a gabansa. 30Saboda Allah ne kuke cikin Kiristi Yesu, shi wanda ya zama hikima a gare mu daga Allah. Kiristi shi ne adalcinmu, da tsarkinmu, da kuma fansarmu. 31Saboda haka, kamar yadda yake a rubuce cewa, “Duk wanda yake taƙama, ya yi taƙama a cikin Ubangiji.”1.31 Irm 9.24