2. Christ Crucified, God's Power and God's Wisdom
18 For the 1aword of the cross is to those who are bperishing cfoolishness, but to us who are being dsaved it is the epower of God.
19 For it is written, a"I will destroy the wisdom of the 1bwise, and the understanding of those who understand I will set aside.''
20 Where is the awise? Where is the 1bscribe? Where is the disputer of cthis age? Has not God made the wisdom of the world dfoolish?
21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know God, God 1was well pleased through the afoolishness of the 2preaching to bsave those who believe.
22 For indeed Jews require 1asigns and Greeks seek wisdom,
23 But we apreach 1Christ bcrucified, to Jews a cstumbling block, and to Gentiles dfoolishness,
24 But to 1those who are acalled, both bJews and Greeks, Christ the 2cpower of God and the dwisdom of God.
25 Because the afoolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.