Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction.
For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers and sisters, by members of Chloe's people, that there is rivalry among you.
What I am saying is this: One of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ."
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in Paul's name?
I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,
so that no one can say you were baptized in my name.
I did, in fact, baptize the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don't recall if I baptized anyone else.
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel--not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ will not be emptied of its effect.
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the debater of this age? Hasn't God made the world's wisdom foolish?
For since, in God's wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of what is preached.
For the Jews ask for signs and the Greeks seek wisdom,