God has chosen the world's insignificant and despised things-- the things viewed as nothing-- so He might bring to nothing the things that are viewed as something,
So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.
About eating food offered to idols, then, we know that "an idol is nothing in the world," and that "there is no God but one."
If I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so that I can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
They have provoked My jealousy with [their] so-called gods; they have enraged Me with their worthless idols. So I will provoke their jealousy with an inferior people; I will enrage them with a foolish nation.
All the nations are as nothing before Him; they are considered by Him as nothingness and emptiness.
Look, all of them are a delusion; their works are nonexistent; their images are wind and emptiness.
I have become a fool; you forced it on me. I ought to have been recommended by you, since I am in no way inferior to the "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.