1 Corinthians 1:13
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul?

New Living Translation
Has Christ been divided into factions? Was I, Paul, crucified for you? Were any of you baptized in the name of Paul? Of course not!

English Standard Version
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

New American Standard Bible
Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

King James Bible
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Is Christ divided? Was it Paul who was crucified for you? Or were you baptized in Paul's name?

International Standard Version
Is the Messiah divided? Paul wasn't crucified for you, was he? You weren't baptized in Paul's name, were you?

NET Bible
Is Christ divided? Paul wasn't crucified for you, was he? Or were you in fact baptized in the name of Paul?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Has The Messiah been divided, or was Paulus crucified for your sakes, or were you baptized in the name of Paulus?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in Paul's name?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Is the Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized into the name of Paul?

King James 2000 Bible
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

American King James Version
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

American Standard Version
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized into the name of Paul?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is Christ divided? Was Paul then crucified for you? or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

Darby Bible Translation
Is the Christ divided? has Paul been crucified for you? or have ye been baptised unto the name of Paul?

English Revised Version
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized into the name of Paul?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

Weymouth New Testament
Is the Christ in fragments? Is it Paul who was crucified on your behalf? Or were you baptized to be Paul's adherents?

World English Bible
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul?

Young's Literal Translation
Hath the Christ been divided? was Paul crucified for you? or to the name of Paul were ye baptized;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:10-16 In the great things of religion be of one mind; and where there is not unity of sentiment, still let there be union of affection. Agreement in the greater things should extinguish divisions about the lesser. There will be perfect union in heaven, and the nearer we approach it on earth, the nearer we come to perfection. Paul and Apollos both were faithful ministers of Jesus Christ, and helpers of their faith and joy; but those disposed to be contentious, broke into parties. So liable are the best things to be corrupted, and the gospel and its institutions made engines of discord and contention. Satan has always endeavoured to stir up strife among Christians, as one of his chief devices against the gospel. The apostle left it to other ministers to baptize, while he preached the gospel, as a more useful work.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Is Christ divided? Has Christ been parcelled into fragments? "Is there a Pauline, a Petrine, an Apollonian, a Christian Christ?" Whether you call yourselves Liberals, or Intellectualists, or Catholics, or Bible Christians, your party spirit is a sin, and all the worse a sin because it pranks itself out in the guise of pure religious zeal. This is more forcible than to take the clause affirmatively:" Christ has been parcelled into fragments." In either ease we see" the tragic result of party spirit." Was Paul crucified for you? Again he rebukes the partisanship which attached itself to his own name. This showed a splendid courage and honesty. The introduction of the question by the negative μὴ expresses astonished indignation: "Can you possibly make a watchword of the name of a mere man, as though he had been crucified for you?" This outburst of feeling is very important, as proving the immeasurable distance which, in Paul's own view, separated him from his Lord. It is also instructive to see how St. Paul at once denounces the spirit of party without deigning to enter into the question as to which party of these wrangling "theologians" was most or least in the right. He did not choose to pander to their sectarian spirit by deciding between their various forms of aggressive orthodoxy. Into the name (comp. Matthew 28:19).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Is Christ divided?.... Some read the words as an assertion, "Christ is divided"; that is, his body, the church, is divided by such factions and parties; though in some copies the note of interrogation, is put before the clause, and so to be rendered, "is Christ divided?" no; his human body was not to be divided; a bone of him was not to be broken, John 19:36; the seamless garment he wore was not to be rent asunder, John 19:23; nor is his mystical body, the church, to be torn in pieces by schisms and divisions; nor is anyone part of his Gospel different from, or opposite to another part of it; his doctrine is the same as preached by one minister and another, and is all of a piece, uniform and harmonious. Christ is not divided from his Father, not in nature; though he is to be distinguished from him, yet not to be divided; he is one in nature with him, though he is a distinct person from him; nor is he, nor can he, or will be ever separated from him; nor is he to be divided from him in his works and actions, with whom he was jointly concerned in creation, providence, and grace; and such are to be blamed as dividers of Christ from the Father, who talk of Christ to the exclusion of the Father, or to the dropping and neglect of any of his acts of grace; as his everlasting love to his chosen ones, the eternal election of them in Christ, the covenant of grace made with him, and the instance of his grace in the gift and mission of his Son: nor is Christ divided from himself, not in his nature and person; the two natures, human and divine, are united in one person; they are to be distinguished, and not to be confounded, yet not to be separated as to wake two distinct persons: nor in his offices; a whole Christ is to be received; Christ in his kingly as well as in his priestly office; to claim him as a Saviour and disown him as a King, is dishonourable to him; it is to make one end of his death void, as much as in such lies, which is, that he may be Lord of dead and living; and argues a carnal selfish spirit, and that faith in him is not right: such are to be blamed for being for Christ, and as dividers of him, who talk of being saved by him, and yet would not have him to rule over them. Nor is he divided from his Spirit, not from the person of the Spirit; he is to be distinguished from him as a person, but is one in nature with him; nor from his gifts and graces, which he has as man and Mediator without measure; nor from the work of the Spirit; for it is his grace the Spirit of God implants in the hearts of men: it comes from him, it centres in him, it makes men like him, and glorifies him; such who cry up Christ, and cry down the work of his Spirit upon the soul, are to be blamed for being for Christ, and to be reckoned dividers of them as much as in them lies: nor is Christ divided from his church and people; there is a close union between them, and he dwells in them, and among them; and they are to be blamed that talk of Christ, and never meet with his saints in public service and worship: nor is he divided from his ministers, word, and ordinances; Christ is the sum of the ministry of the word; the ordinances are instituted by him; he submitted to them himself, and is the substance of them, and has promised his presence in them to the end of the world: and what God has put together, let no man put asunder,

Was Paul crucified for you? no; he had taught them another doctrine; namely, that Christ was crucified for them, that he died for their sins, and had bought them with the price of his own blood; and therefore they were not to be the servants of men, or to call any man master, or to be called by his name, or any other man's, only by Christ's, who had redeemed them by his blood; so that they were not their own, nor any other's, but his, and ought to glorify him with their souls and bodies, which were his,

Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul; no; but in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. The apostle did not pretend to be the author of a new revelation, or the propagator of a new religion, but was a preacher of the Gospel, and an administrator of the ordinances of Christ; wherefore he baptized not in his own name, but in the name of Christ: to whose worship and service such as are baptized are devoted, and not to the service of men, and therefore not to be called after their names.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. Is Christ divided?—into various parts (one under one leader, another under another) [Alford]. The unity of His body is not to be cut in pieces, as if all did not belong to Him, the One Head.

was Paul crucified for you?—In the Greek the interrogation implies that a strong negative answer is expected: "Was it Paul (surely you will not say so) that was crucified for you?" In the former question the majesty of "Christ" (the Anointed One of God) implies the impossibility of His being "divided." in the latter, Paul's insignificance implies the impossibility of his being the head of redemption, "crucified for" them, and giving his name to the redeemed. This, which is true of Paul the founder of the Church of Corinth, holds equally good of Cephas and Apollos, who had not such a claim as Paul in the Corinthian Church.

crucified … baptized—The cross claims us for Christ, as redeemed by Him; baptism, as dedicated to Him.

in the name—rather, "into the name" (Ga 3:27), implying the incorporation involved in the idea of baptism.

1 Corinthians 1:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Unity in the Church
12Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, "I am of Paul," and "I of Apollos," and "I of Cephas," and "I of Christ." 13Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,…
Cross References
Matthew 3:6
Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Acts 2:38
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 10:2
They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
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Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, …

Galatians 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would …

Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Paul.

1 Corinthians 6:19,20 What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost …

Romans 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he …

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that …

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

or.

1 Corinthians 1:15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in my own name.

1 Corinthians 10:2 And were all baptized to Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name …

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you …

Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then …

Acts 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

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