1 Corinthians 1:10–17

Divisions at Corinth

10 Now I urge you, * brothers, 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, by members of Chloe’s household, that there is rivalry u among you. 12 What I am saying is this: Each of you says, “I’m with Paul,” or “I’m with Apollos,” v or “I’m with * Cephas,” w or “I’m with Christ.” x 13 Is Christ divided? y Was it Paul who was crucified for you? Or were you baptized in Paul’s name? 14 I thank God z a that I baptized none of you except Crispus b and Gaius, c 15 so that no one can say you were baptized in my name. 16 I did, in fact, baptize the household d of Stephanas; e beyond that, I don’t know if I baptized anyone else. 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to evangelize—not with clever words, so that the cross f of Christ will not be emptied of its effect.

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