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The Lexham English Bible

1 Corinthians 1:26–31

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Boast in the Lord

26 For consider your calling, brothers, that not many were wise according to human standards,h not many were powerful, not many were well born. 27 But the foolish things of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the wise, and the weak things of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the strong, 28 and the insignificant of the world, and the despised, God chose, the things that are not, in order that he might abolish the things that are, 29 so that all flesh may not boast before God. 30 But from him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, just as it is written, “The one who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.”i

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h

Literally “according to flesh”

i

A quotation from Jer 9:24