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1 Corinthians 1:26-31

I am currently preaching through 1 Corinthians in the morning service and plan to post thoughts and questions for discussion in the coming weeks as well as my own translation of the text. This Sunday’s text is 1 Corinthians 1:26-31.

26 Consider your calling, brothers (and sisters), that not many were wise according to the flesh, not many powerful, not many born into nobility. 27 But God chose what is foolish to the world to shame the wise, and He chose what is weak to the world to shame the strong, 28 and He chose what is low in the world and despised, that which is nothing, to render ineffective that which is considered something, 29 so that no flesh (no person) may boast in the presence of God. 30 Because of him you are in Christ, who became wisdom from God to us, and righteousness and holiness and redemption, 31 that just as what is written (may be fulfilled), “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord” (reference to Jeremiah 9:24).

Since it’s mid-week already, I’ll likely not post much in the way of exegetical discussion, but I may (time permitting) post some thoughts/interpretive decisions on select words, phrases and/or grammatical units.

As far as commentaries I am consulting, I primarily refer to Fee (NICNT–classic) and Garland (BECNT–a great volume). I have also made good use of Beale and Carson’s Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (a worthwhile investment).

Questions and comments welcome!

Αυτω η δοξα,



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