For the foolishness of God
is wiser than men,
and the weakness of God
is stronger than men.
Consider your calling, brethren,
how not many wise according to the flesh,
not many powerful, not many nobleborn,
but the foolish things of the world
God has chosen
to bring to disgrace the wise,
and the weak things of the world
to bring to disgrace the mighty,
and the lowborn of the world,
and the despised,
and things without substance,
that things with substance He might abolish,
so that not any flesh might boast before Him.
Because of Him, however,
you are in Christ Jesus,
who has been made to us wisdom from God,
justice, and purification, and ransom,
that, as has been written,
'Who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.'
[1 Corinthians 1:25-31, my translation.]