1 Corinthians 1:18
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New International Version
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

New Living Translation
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.

English Standard Version
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Berean Study Bible
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Berean Literal Bible
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those indeed perishing, but to us being saved it is the power of God.

New American Standard Bible
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

King James Bible
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.

International Standard Version
For the message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.

NET Bible
For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The message of the crucifixion is insanity to the lost, but to those of us who have life it is the power of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.

New American Standard 1977
For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the word of the cross {Gr. stauros – stake} is foolishness to those that perish, but unto us who are saved, it is the power of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.

American King James Version
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God.

American Standard Version
For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness; but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God.

Darby Bible Translation
For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but to us that are saved it is God's power.

English Revised Version
For the word of the cross is to them that are perishing foolishness; but unto us which are being saved it is the power of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but to us who are saved, it is the power of God.

Weymouth New Testament
For the Message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are on the way to perdition, but it is the power of God to those whom He is saving.

World English Bible
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God.

Young's Literal Translation
for the word of the cross to those indeed perishing is foolishness, and to us -- those being saved -- it is the power of God,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:17-25 Paul had been bred up in Jewish learning; but the plain preaching of a crucified Jesus, was more powerful than all the oratory and philosophy of the heathen world. This is the sum and substance of the gospel. Christ crucified is the foundation of all our hopes, the fountain of all our joys. And by his death we live. The preaching of salvation for lost sinners by the sufferings and death of the Son of God, if explained and faithfully applied, appears foolishness to those in the way to destruction. The sensual, the covetous, the proud, and ambitious, alike see that the gospel opposes their favourite pursuits. But those who receive the gospel, and are enlightened by the Spirit of God, see more of God's wisdom and power in the doctrine of Christ crucified, than in all his other works. God left a great part of the world to follow the dictates of man's boasted reason, and the event has shown that human wisdom is folly, and is unable to find or retain the knowledge of God as the Creator. It pleased him, by the foolishness of preaching, to save them that believe. By the foolishness of preaching; not by what could justly be called foolish preaching. But the thing preached was foolishness to wordly-wise men. The gospel ever was, and ever will be, foolishness to all in the road to destruction. The message of Christ, plainly delivered, ever has been a sure touchstone by which men may learn what road they are travelling. But the despised doctrine of salvation by faith in a crucified Saviour, God in human nature, purchasing the church with his own blood, to save multitudes, even all that believe, from ignorance, delusion, and vice, has been blessed in every age. And the weakest instruments God uses, are stronger in their effects, than the strongest men can use. Not that there is foolishness or weakness in God, but what men consider as such, overcomes all their admired wisdom and strength.
Study Bible
The Message of the Cross
17For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with eloquent words of wisdom, lest the cross of the Christ be emptied of its power. 18For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”…
Cross References
Acts 2:47
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Romans 1:16
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, then to the Greek.

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,

1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:25
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

1 Corinthians 2:14
The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored.

2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are to God the sweet aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

2 Corinthians 4:3
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
Treasury of Scripture

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God.

the preaching.

1 Corinthians 1:23,24 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and …

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, …

Galatians 6:12-14 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain …

to.

Acts 13:41 Behold, you despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work …

2 Corinthians 2:15,16 For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, …

2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because …

foolishness.

1 Corinthians 1:21,23,25 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God…

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: …

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, …

Acts 17:18,32 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, …

unto.

1 Corinthians 1:24 But to them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power …

1 Corinthians 15:2 By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached …

Psalm 110:2,3 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you …

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power …

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through …

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and …

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

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