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1 Corinthians 1:1-31

1Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,

2To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:

3Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving

4I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

A Church Divided Over Leaders

10I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,1:10 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 11 and 26; and in 2:1; 3:1; 4:6; 6:8; 7:24, 29; 10:1; 11:33; 12:1; 14:6, 20, 26, 39; 15:1, 6, 50, 58; 16:15, 20. in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 11My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. 12What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas1:12 That is, Peter”; still another, “I follow Christ.”

13Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15so no one can say that you were baptized in my name. 16(Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don’t remember if I baptized anyone else.) 17For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom

18For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written:

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;

the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”1:19 Isaiah 29:14

20Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

26Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29so that no one may boast before him. 30It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”1:31 Jer. 9:24

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

1 Akorinitho 1:1-31

11:1 Arom 1:1; 2Akor 1:1; Atũm 8:17Nĩ niĩ Paũlũ, o niĩ ndeetirwo nduĩke mũtũmwo wa Kristũ Jesũ nĩ ũndũ wa kwenda kwa Ngai, ndĩratũma ngeithi ici tũrĩ hamwe na mũrũ wa Ithe witũ Sosithene,1:1 Warĩ mũtugo wa Ayunani kwambĩrĩria marũa na rĩĩtwa rĩa mwandĩki.

21:2 1Akor 10:32; Atũm 18:1; Arom 1:7Twandĩkĩra kanitha wa Ngai ũrĩa ũrĩ Korinitho, kũrĩ arĩa othe maamũrĩtwo thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ na magetwo matuĩke andũ atheru, o hamwe na arĩa othe marĩ kũndũ guothe makayagĩra rĩĩtwa rĩa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ, o we Mwathani wao na witũ:

3Wega na thayũ irogĩa kũrĩ inyuĩ ciumĩte kũrĩ Ngai Ithe witũ na Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ.

Gũcookia Ngaatho

41:4 Arom 1:8Nĩnjookagĩria Ngai ngaatho hĩndĩ ciothe nĩ ũndũ wanyu, nĩ ũndũ wa wega wake ũrĩa mũheetwo thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ. 51:5 2Akor 9:11Nĩgũkorwo thĩinĩ wake nĩmũtongetio maũndũ-inĩ mothe, mũgatongio ũhoro-inĩ wa mĩario yanyu yothe o na ũhoro-inĩ wothe wa kũmenya maũndũ, 61:6 Kũg 1:2tondũ-rĩ, ũira witũ ũkoniĩ Kristũ nĩwekĩrirwo hinya thĩinĩ wanyu. 71:7 Math 16:7; 2Pet 3:12Nĩ ũndũ ũcio gũtirĩ kĩheo gĩa kĩĩroho o na kĩmwe mũtarĩ nakĩo, o mũgĩetagĩrĩra na kĩyo kũguũranĩrio kwa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ. 8Nake nĩarĩmũikaragia mũrĩ na hinya nginya mũthia, nĩguo mũtikanakorwo mũrĩ na ũcuuke mũthenya ũrĩa wa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ. 91:9 Arom 8:28; 1Joh 1:3; Isa 49:7Ngai nĩ mwĩhokeku, o we ũrĩa wamwĩtire nĩguo mũkorwo na ngwatanĩro na Mũriũ Jesũ Kristũ, Mwathani witũ.

Nyamũkano thĩinĩ wa Kanitha

10Atĩrĩrĩ, inyuĩ ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, ndamũthaitha thĩinĩ wa rĩĩtwa rĩa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ, atĩ inyuothe mũiguane o mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ, nĩguo mũtikagĩe na nyamũkano gatagatĩ-inĩ kanyu, no mũikare mũiguanĩte, na mũrĩ na meciiria o mamwe, na ngoro o ĩmwe. 11Tondũ rĩĩrĩ ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, nĩmenyithĩtio nĩ andũ amwe a kuuma nyũmba ya Kiloe atĩ nĩ kũrĩ na ngũĩ gatagatĩ-inĩ kanyu. 12Ũrĩa ndĩroiga nĩ atĩrĩ: Ũmwe wanyu oigaga atĩ, “Niĩ nũmagĩrĩra Paũlũ”; ũngĩ akoiga atĩ, “Niĩ nũmagĩrĩra Apolo”; nake ũngĩ akoiga atĩ, “Niĩ nũmagĩrĩra Kefa”; o na ningĩ ũngĩ akoiga atĩ, “Niĩ nũmagĩrĩra Kristũ.”

131:13 Math 28:19Kaĩ Kristũ agayanĩtio? Paũlũ-rĩ, nĩwe waambirwo mũtĩ igũrũ nĩ ũndũ wanyu? Mwabatithirio thĩinĩ wa rĩĩtwa rĩa Paũlũ? 141:14 Atũm 18:8; Atũm 19:29Nĩngũcookia ngaatho nĩ ũndũ gũtirĩ o na ũmwe wanyu niĩ ndaabatithirie, o tiga Kirisipo na Gayo. 15Nĩ ũndũ ũcio gũtirĩ mũndũ o na ũmwe ũngiuga atĩ mwabatithirio thĩinĩ wa rĩĩtwa rĩakwa. 161:16 Atũm 11:14; 1Akor 16:15Ĩĩ, o na ningĩ nĩndabatithirie andũ a nyũmba ya Stefana; no tiga acio, ndingĩririkana kana nĩ kũrĩ mũndũ ũngĩ ndaabatithirie. 17Nĩ gũkorwo Kristũ ndaandũmire ngabatithanie, no aandũmire ngahunjie Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega, no ti ndĩũheane na ũũgĩ wa mũndũ, nĩgeetha mũtharaba wa Kristũ ndũkae kwagithio kĩene.

Kristũ nĩwe Ũũgĩ na Ũhoti wa Ngai

181:18 2Athe 2:10; Arom 1:16Nĩgũkorwo ndũmĩrĩri ya mũtharaba nĩ ũrimũ kũrĩ arĩa maroora, no kũrĩ ithuĩ arĩa tũrahonokio-rĩ, ũndũ ũcio nĩ hinya wa Ngai. 191:19 Isa 29:14Nĩgũkorwo kwandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ:

“Ũũgĩ wa andũ arĩa oogĩ nĩkũniina ngaaũniina;

naguo ũmenyo wa andũ arĩa imenyi ndĩkĩũtue wa tũhũ.”

20Mũndũ ũrĩa mũũgĩ-rĩ, akĩrĩ kũ? Mũndũ ũrĩa mũthomu-rĩ, akĩrĩ kũ? Arĩ ha mũciiri ũrĩa ũũĩ gũciira maũndũ ma mahinda maya tũrĩ? Githĩ Ngai ndatuĩte ũũgĩ wa thĩ ĩno ũrimũ? 211:21 Arom 11:14Nĩgũkorwo Ngai na ũndũ wa ũũgĩ wake nĩonire atĩ andũ a thĩ ĩno na ũũgĩ wao matikaamũmenya, akĩona kwagĩrĩire ahũthĩre maũndũ ma ũrimũ marĩa tũhunjagia nĩgeetha ahonokie arĩa mamwĩtĩkagia. 221:22 Math 12:38; Joh 2:11Ayahudi metagia ciama, nao Ayunani macaragia ũũgĩ, 23no ithuĩ tũhunjagia ũhoro wa Kristũ arĩ mwambe mũtĩ igũrũ: maũndũ macio nĩ mũhĩnga kũrĩ Ayahudi na ũrimũ kũrĩ andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ, 241:24 Arom 1:16; Akol 2:3no kũrĩ arĩa Ngai etĩte, Ayahudi o na Ayunani, Kristũ nĩwe hinya wa Ngai na ũũgĩ wa Ngai. 25Nĩgũkorwo ũrimũ wa Ngai nĩ mũũgĩ gũkĩra ũũgĩ wa mũndũ, naguo ũhũthũ wa Ngai nĩ mũritũ gũkĩra hinya wa mũndũ.

26Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, ta gĩciiriei ũrĩa mwatariĩ rĩrĩa mwetirwo. Ti aingĩ anyu oogĩ na ũũgĩ wa andũ a gũkũ thĩ; na ti aingĩ mangĩaguucĩrĩirie andũ; o na ti aingĩ maciarĩirwo mĩciĩ ĩrĩa ĩrĩ igweta. 271:27 Arom 1:22No Ngai aathuurire maũndũ marĩa ma ũrimũ ma thĩ ĩno nĩguo aconorithie andũ arĩa oogĩ; ningĩ Ngai aathuurire maũndũ marĩa matarĩ hinya ma thĩ ĩno nĩguo aconorithie arĩa marĩ hinya. 28Agĩthuura maũndũ marĩa mahũthũ ma thĩ ĩno, na marĩa matarĩ ma gũtĩĩka, o gwata marĩa matarĩ maũndũ kũrĩ, nĩgeetha amaagithie bata, 291:29 Aef 2:9nĩgeetha mũndũ o na ũ ndakanetĩĩe mbere ya Ngai. 30No rĩrĩ, nĩwe ũtũmĩte mũkorwo mũrĩ thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ, ũrĩa ũtuĩkĩte ũũgĩ uumĩte kũrĩ Ngai nĩ ũndũ witũ, ũguo nĩ kuuga, ũthingu witũ, na ũtheru, na gũkũũrwo. 311:31 Jer 9:23, 24Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, o ta ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ: “Mũndũ ũrĩa ũkwĩraha, nĩerahage nĩ ũndũ wa Mwathani.”