Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Paulus, a called one, and an Apostle of Yeshua The Messiah in the will of God, and brother Sosthenes,
2To the Church of God which is in Qorinthus, called and holy, which is in Yeshua The Messiah, sanctified, and all those who in every place call on the name of Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, theirs and ours.
3Grace be with you and peace from God our Father and from Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah.
4I give thanks to my God * always on your behalf concerning the grace of God which is given to you by Yeshua The Messiah. 5For you are enriched in everything by him, in every utterance and in all knowledge, 6As the testimony of The Messiah has been verified in you, 7Because you have not been deprived of any gift, but you are expecting the revelation of Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah. 8For he will confirm you until, at last, you will be without blame in the day of Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah. 9God is faithful, for by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Yeshua The Messiah Our Lord.
10But I request of you, my brethren, in the name of Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, that all of you would have one speech, and that there would be no divisions among you, that you would be perfected in one mind and in one conscience. 11For brethren from the house of Kloe sent to me about you, that there is contention among you. 12But I say this: there is one of you who says, "I am of Paulus", and one who says, "I am of Apollo", and one who says, "I am of Kaypha", and one who says, "I am of The Messiah." 13Has The Messiah been divided, or was Paulus crucified for your sakes, or were you baptized in the name of Paulus? 14I thank my God that I baptized* none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15Lest anyone would say that I have baptized* in my name. 16But I baptized also the household of Estephana, but otherwise I do not know if I baptized any others. 17For The Messiah sent me not to baptize, but to preach The Good News, not in wisdom of words, lest the crucifixion of The Messiah would be rejected.
18The message of the crucifixion is insanity to the lost, but to those of us who have life it is the power of God.
19For it is written: "I shall destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I shall take away the opinions of the intelligent."
20Where is the wise or where is the Scribe or where is the debater of this world? Behold, has not God shown the wisdom of this world to be insane? 21And because, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God by wisdom, God was willing that by the insanity of preaching he would give life to those who believe. 22Because the Jews ask for signs and the Aramaeans* seek philosophy. 23But we preach The Messiah as crucified, a scandal to the Judeans and madness to the Aramaeans. 24But to those who are called, Jews and Aramaeans, The Messiah is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
25Because the madness of God is wiser than humans and the weakness of God is stronger than humans.
26For you see also your calling my brethren, that not many among you are wise in the flesh, neither are many among you mighty, neither are many among you children of a great family line. 27For God has chosen the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and he has chosen the weak of the world to shame the mighty. 28And he has chosen those of low descent in the world and the rejects and those who are nothing, to nullify those who are, 29That no one will boast before him. 30But you also are from him in Yeshua The Messiah, he who has become for us the wisdom of God and the righteousness and the holiness and the redemption, 31According to what is written: "Whoever boasts, let him boast of THE LORD JEHOVAH."