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1 Corinthians 1:10–17

DIVISIONS AT CORINTH

10 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. 11 For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers and sisters, by members of Chloe’s people, that there is rivalryu among you. 12 What I am saying is this: One of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,”v or “I belong to Cephas,”w or “I belong to Christ.”x 13 Is Christ divided?y Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in Paul’s name? 14 I thank GodA,B that I baptized none of you except Crispusz and Gaius,aa 15 so that no one can say you were baptized in my name. 16 I did, in fact, baptize the householdab of Stephanas;ac beyond that, I don’t recall if I baptized anyone else. 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with eloquent wisdom, so that the crossad of Christ will not be emptied of its effect.

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